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Walter Industries CEO Walter J. (Walt) Scheller III
Walter J. (Walt) Scheller III
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  1. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Underground Motorman in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - Underground Motorman in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    The company laid-off and shut down

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Surveyor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - PLS in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - PLS in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, salary, benefits, pension.

    Cons

    Remote work location and underground work environment very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Great managers.


  3. "Ok..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookwood, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookwood, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ok place to work. Great work life balance. Hopefully it will make it through this difficult time.

    Cons

    To many chiefs not enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same


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  5. "VP Investor Relations & Strategic Planning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership, coworkers, benefits, good work environment despite industry challenges

    Cons

    Volatile industry environment; Company in bankruptcy, with industry climate not likely to change in the short to mid-term.


  6. "It was a great run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Safety/Maint Foreman in Brookwood, AL
    Former Employee - Safety/Maint Foreman in Brookwood, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging; high demand work with a great variety of tasks.

    Cons

    24 hour operation; communication between 3 shifts could be improved.


  7. "Rough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Miner Operator in Brookwood, AL
    Current Employee - Miner Operator in Brookwood, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Walter Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay! Great Benefits!

    Cons

    Poor management, long hours. Loved this job up until last 3-4 years in which a different management group took over and it's been down hill ever since!

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees, and listen to suggestions from experienced workers relating to wasting time and materials!


  8. "Outstanding Workplace!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underground Electrician in Brookwood, AL
    Former Employee - Underground Electrician in Brookwood, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved my time at Walter Energy. I was employed there for 7 years as an underground electrician. Work was dirty, hot during the summer and cold during the winter. I made a lot of good friends, and learned more than I can even remember. If they ever get back on their feet. I would highly recommend them.

    Cons

    Other than the fact that you are spending a good portion of your life underground, none really. The six days a week gets old, but the money makes up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, good times come and they go. The ground level management at #7 west is outstanding.


  9. "Safety Manager"

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    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively small company with close knit relationships at all levels

    Cons

    Many ideas from external sources are not accepted. Strong bias for insider knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Once past the bankruptcy issue, new blood with new ideas would be helpful.


  10. "Coalminer"

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    Former Employee - Coal Miner in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - Coal Miner in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walter Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None! Worst place I have ever worked

    Cons

    Worst managed company I ever worked for

    Advice to Management

    Get another profession


  11. "Good Company-Bad Business Decisions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walter Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at Walter Energy are amazing! They are hard working, trustworthy and dependable. The company as a whole was a good place to work before the bad business decisions.

    Cons

    The company started going down fast when they bought the Canada Mines. The stock last time i checked was .42 cents and layoffs was happening all around the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen More to the boots on the ground. Their opinions matter as well.


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