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SunCoke Energy Reviews

Updated May 16, 2019

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SunCoke Energy CEO Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
21 Ratings
  1. "Maintenance"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time

      Pros

      Great man to work with

      Cons

      Don't really have any cons

      SunCoke Energy2018-05-22
    • "Do not leave a great job for promised career escalation and expect to stay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous in Lisle, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      People were very friendly and helpful.

      Cons

      If they have a need at the moment, they will be eager to hire for a permanent role. Once you finish the project and have it well documented, you will be the first to go in their “annual” lay-offs.”

      Advice to Management

      Hire contractors instead of bringing people in and promising career progression only to have publicly lay them off in a mass email.

      SunCoke Energy2019-05-16
    • "Nice place to work"

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      Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Granite City, IL
      Recommends

      I have been working at SunCoke Energy full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Steady work with litte concern of lay off

      Cons

      Very dirty job Schedule can vary

      SunCoke Energy2019-04-01
    • "Manager"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Haverhill, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at SunCoke Energy full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Compensation is good for the area.

      Cons

      Politics rule everything, you must pick the right click to be in or you will have a hard time being successful. Upper management at the plant level doesn’t care about any of the employees unless they are buddies

      Advice to Management

      Reward people for what they do and not for who they kiss up to every day! Listen to your people, not just one or two of them. Try caring about the community that you are in and stop worrying about corporate greed.

      SunCoke Energy2019-01-04
    • "Terrible leadership, great Coworkers"

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      Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Granite City, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time

      Pros

      I worked with some of the best people there I have ever worked with. Original manager was passionate and knowledgeable, great person to work with. Originally had latitude to make improvements and changes as required to grow/improve the plant. Original plant manager was a great guy to work for, always trying to improve moral by doing the little extras. Most were trying to get the plant moving in a positive direction...

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      Cons

      Wow, where to start. First THIS IS A DEAD END JOB, There is no advancement opportunity, Engineers last about 18 months before moving on. GCO is the red headed step child of the fleet, corporate capital improvements were nearly impossible to get, while other plants in the fleet had many capital improvements while GCO was left behind. Eventually the plant was teetering on failure at many points, at some points the lack...

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      Advice to Management

      Get a map, you are not in Middletown anymore.

      SunCoke Energy2018-11-30
    • "Dynamic and Challenging Environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
      Recommends

      I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Dynamic environment. Lots to learn and multiple opportunities to contribute. Robust management processes.

      Cons

      Work/life balance could be better.

      SunCoke Energy2018-08-06
    • "Anonomous"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Good location for western burbs, nice office

        Cons

        Steel mills and coal mines dragging company performance. Company on "war footing" and firing employees left and right while management makes millions in guaranteed bonuses

        Advice to Management

        Don't be so greedy

        SunCoke Energy2017-10-18
      • "Good place - except coal is in a dive south"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time

        Pros

        -Easy access to leadership -Great benefits -Good location in western burbs, right off 88

        Cons

        -Difficult industry -Few chosen employees by leadership limit career growth, unless you are chosen

        Advice to Management

        -Eliminate the MLP

        SunCoke Energy2017-02-13
      • "Good job, bad company"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, OH
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Pay, experience, schedule and job enjoyment.

        Cons

        Company. They lie and threaten, everyone was afraid to talk to a union. At least once a week we were told where the door was.

        SunCoke Energy2017-01-12
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        "Supervisor"

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        Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hobart, IN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at SunCoke Energy for more than a year

        Pros

        The pay is good but you have to put in a tremendous amount of hours to get it.

        Cons

        Cancerous environment and treated like crap!

        Advice to Management

        Pay people for their work.

        SunCoke Energy2016-12-18
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