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Walter Industries Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Walter Industries CEO Walter J. (Walt) Scheller III
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  1. "Company current status"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many are working hard through the current economic shortcomings to turn-around performance.

    Cons

    A marginal coal-sales climate at best.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "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

  3. "Operator"

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

    Pros

    Insurance & paycheck that's it would not work here again.....

    Cons

    Sorry company to work for.wouldnt
    Recommend it


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Corporate office was connected to the mall; so holiday shopping was convenient.

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of leadership along with bad market caused the company to file for Chapter 11.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place for minorities or women"

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

    Pros

    Smaller public company
    Good company is you are quiet and "go with the flow"

    Cons

    Good ole boy network; no opportunities for women or minorities; management cares only about mining not business

    Advice to Management

    The business side needs to be focused on processes, procedures, etc. The company mines well but as an operating company it is horrible. Promote people based on talent not who they kiss up to.


  6. "Poor employee relations"

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

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

    Pros

    Salaries can be good, depending on position.

    Cons

    Poor employee relations and communications. Don't care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your biggest asset, learn to treat them well.


  7. "hell on earth"

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    Current Employee - Shuttle Car Operartor in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Shuttle Car Operartor in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the benifits and money are the only good thing aboout this job

    Cons

    safty takes a back seat to profit

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring freinds and family

  8. "Misguided management"

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

    Pros

    The salary was okay for the time I was there with routine overtime, but not a burdensome amount. I formed good relationships with some employees.

    Cons

    This company is very top heavy in management with poor decision makers. This was once a very efficient and mostly well run company until an interim CEO burdened the company with a $3 Billion debt that couldn't be payed off in the best of times. Management always uses the economy and Obama as excuses, but the blame for their current financial state belongs to management. They also lack opportunity for non-management positions unless you like living underground for 80 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let someone that knows what they are doing take over. The interim CEO and the board of directors should have been prosecuted for the decisions they made, but unfortunately, stupidity is perfectly legal.


  9. "Rough"

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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!


  10. "Not worth it"

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

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

    Pros

    Well paid job at least

    Cons

    Bad hours, bad management, no support


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