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SunCoke Energy Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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SunCoke Energy Chairman and CEO Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
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  1. "Company takes and then takes some more"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Ashland, KY
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Ashland, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is pretty good for the area. Conditions are not as bad as what people would think at a coke plant.

    Cons

    Long hours. Can occasionally work 14 days plus without a day off. Started with time and a half overtime even for salary. Now no OT pay at all. Keep raising employee pay amounts for insurance. Most of coworkers are pretty good but like most places some have agendas

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a pat on the back sometimes and don't play favorites. Remember that people work to live and not live to work


  2. "Good job, bad company"

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

    I worked at SunCoke Energy full-time (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.

  3. "Supervisor"

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

    I worked at SunCoke Energy (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.


  4. "Unstable company unlikely to last"

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

    I worked at SunCoke Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The review from Jan 4, 2013 is still highly relevant in describing what it's like to work in the corporate office. Some genuinely nice and productive co-workers, however these types were not usually selected for promotion.

    Cons

    If you like the idea of joining a company and then not having a job within a year or less, this is the place for you. Industry and outlook very bad. Office is political, with some critical divisions (accounting, finance, legal) having an especially poor work environment and high turnover. Senior mgmt. team is grossly overpaid and has made a number of missteps.

    Advice to Management

    Go private and/or pay for performance


  5. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO

    I worked at SunCoke Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is heavy, paid time off above average

    Cons

    Industrial environment with heavy operational demands


  6. "Shift Leader"

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    Former Employee - Operations Shift Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Operations Shift Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunCoke Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation for the position was above average. Supervisory team generally works well together

    Cons

    Poor leadership from anyone who bears the title of manager. Goals given are often obtuse and subjective, very few "SMART" goals present. The company preaches lean manufacturing but is only willing to look at the cost side and seldom the benefits. Supervision bonuses are largely based on the performance of the corporation and less about the performance of your individual department / plant. Very flat organization with little upward mobility. The management will often side choose to give into the union's demands even if it's against their own handbook and union contract which creates a sense of entitlement amongst many hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Allow supervision the tools necessary to perform their jobs to the standard that you preach as wanting. Look only to the performance of Indiana Harbor to see where your current trends on employee relations will take you. Support your supervision otherwise expect less and less to be accomplished with each passing day.


  7. "Good company facing hard times"

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

    Pros

    Small company feel
    Fun place to work
    Good business model - long-term contracts

    Cons

    Tough business environment
    Very little diversification - tied to fortunes of US steel industry

  8. "Leadership's a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were helpful and great to work with. That's the only pro i can think of at this moment.

    Cons

    The leadership team is a joke. Their policy is open door however there are more doors closed these days than ever, everything is a secret as if those not in an office were not noticing. They preach family tine is important but pick and choose who its important for. Having children it was frustrating to see that even though they didnt have a work from home program there were employees in the privileged dept that tended to work more from home than the office. There are so many things this company needs to work on but the leaders choose not to listen.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees and actually listen to everything they have to say. If something isn't worth doing in your eyes, explain it to the employees.


  9. "Technology Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunCoke Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of experienced individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. Everyone is really friendly and eager to assist each other to complete projects.

    Cons

    Not a lot of contact with the non-technology side of the company.


  10. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Vansant, VA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Vansant, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and the people that I worked with were great. I loved that I was able to wear jeans to work as well but that was because I was working in a very dirty office area.

    Cons

    There was a lot of pressure to be at work every day. They would give you twenty vacation/sick leave days per year, but it was difficult to get several days or a week off at a time. There was more than one time that I was asked if I could work days that I had asked to be off. They did not do good at helping their employees to have a good work/life balance.


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