Westmoreland Coal Reviews | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

Westmoreland Coal Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
15 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Keith E. Alessi
4 Ratings

15 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Great Team, Enjoy the changing environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Westmoreland Coal full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and build my foundation of knowledge, has been one of the best jobs I have had to really understand the business from all angles and have great mentors in leadership

    Cons

    Change can be difficult to manage and keep everyone going the right direction, I think there is good vision that will just take some time to realize its potential

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing your best to the organization and build in recognition and advancement programs that help to build and grow staff


  2. "Not A bad job at all."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westmoreland Coal full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management could be better for sure

  3. "Run away as fast as you can!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Westmoreland Coal full-time

    Pros

    Pay that's about it, benefits are mediocre.

    Cons

    Management from the top down does not know how to let go and let employees do, unrealistically high expectations, culture is just talk - there's nothing great about it. I've never worked in such a political environment, if you don't know how to navigate politics you will be miserable. Everyone is out for themselves, watch your back, a knife is surely on the way.

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the weeds and concentrate on your own job rather than trying to do your employee's. Take care of bad behavior in the workplace, regardless who the person is or what their position is. Excuses are just that, excuses, we are all watching.


  4. ""Peon""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, hours, C-Suite Executives

    Cons

    Petty behavior, Cadiness, Micromanages which prevents you from growing and improving. Communication doesn't happen face to face only through email which can come off in a negative way.


  5. "Ok"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good schedule and good pay

    Cons

    Bad communication bad insurance


  6. "operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Jewett, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Jewett, TX
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck every two weeks, insurance, good pay, great Co workers

    Cons

    Coal industry on down cline, need better management with experience

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and employees are making management money so treat them like they are part of a team


  7. "Out by Foreman/Safety Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety in Kemmerer, WY
    Former Employee - Safety in Kemmerer, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good company with excellent benefits. Salary was very competitive if not one of the top paying jobs in this field

    Cons

    Some mid line supervisors do not like disagreement. Had reverted to a dictatorship type management style after LW shut down

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the way things were. Let employees make suggestions and listen

  8. "Senior management does not develop talent, just looks for M&A activity."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, looking for more acquisitions.

    Cons

    Management is quick to fire people and does not develop talent. They do not provide much guidance or direction to employees, but expect you to perform at a high level. There has been a huge amount of turn over in the past two years, from Senior Management, down to lower level jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the talent that is already working at the company. Provide guidance and leadership to get good performance from your people.


  9. "Forced to lie and cover up"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kemmerer, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kemmerer, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits nice office

    Cons

    Being forced to treat hourly employees in unethical ways. Forced to lie to cover upper management screw ups. Forced to lie to to cover up things during federal inspections.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to treating people in an ethical manner. Stop covering up for management screw ups on site. Hold salary people accountable not just pass blame on


  10. "good co.to work for."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Department, in Big Stone Gap, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Department, in Big Stone Gap, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westmoreland Coal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay and good team work,,,,good saftey record.

    Cons

    could have given better chances to advance

    Advice to Management

    give employes a better chance for advancement.


Showing 15 of 18 reviews
Reset Filters