This job does not consist of back breaking labor, but the hours and rotating shift can be hard at times. The Management team could use some professionalism improvements. Most all of the co-workers are great people. The pay is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Great company to work for. This company gave me the opportunity to learn several different parts of the mining process and the different ways to extract coal. Worked well with me while I was attending college
Land Records Analyst (Former Employee) – Waynesburg, PA – November 8, 2015
Productive work environment where I was able to learn about the entire process of oil & gas leasing, including, but not limited to leases, W-9 forms, easements, source deeds, mineral reservations, etc.
Held several positions while employed in the coal mine.
Coal Miner (Former Employee) – Energy, PA – October 27, 2015
Worked as a coal miner for 32+ years. Would still be there today if the mine hadn't closed. I loved every aspect of coal mining. I especially loved the versatility of the different positions that I held while in there employ.
Shift Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) – Claysville, PA – October 13, 2015
Most enjoyable part of my job was working with the hourly employees. Upper management lacked the ability to relate to anyone below their pay grade. Lots of policies, no praise for any job done well, but critizing was imediate if things did not go as plannned.
Healthcare, Retirement, and long work hours without compensation
Rig Supervisor (Former Employee) – Indiana, PA – September 1, 2015
At my time spent at Consol Energy things were constantly changing. New policies, paperwork, rules and regulations. It was hard to keep up with especially when there was no proper communication. Efforts were very high from everyone in management but due to the constant change i feel things got overlooked down to the lower level guys. Ridiculous blanket policies were always being placed and everyone's need to CYA made a stressful environment. Hours were long and it made it very hard to have a family life.
Division Order Analyst (Former Employee) – Bluefield, WV – August 18, 2015
I worked with the other employees at Consol Energy for 4 years. I spent more time with them than my real family. I enjoyed my job, even though it was stressful. I managed the suspense accounts, royalty owners whose funds were suspended due to address hold, ssn hold, etc. I assisted with disbursement orders and supplemental orders from the Division of Oil and Gas Board. I learned many things while employed at Consol, from the basic essentials to learning more about myself as a person, what I am capable of doing. The hardest part of the job was sometimes we received rude and disrespectful phone calls from angry land owners and the worst part about the job was the day I was laid off. It was hard to leave my "family"
Company in transition that lost focus of its strengths and goals.
Foreman/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Claysville, PA – August 14, 2015
*Work day was long hours with many challenges. *My best lesson learned was to stay committed to my values and goals *Upper Mine management was constantly changing with their own different styles of leadership and styles. Most of my immediate supervisors are excellent people who know the business well. *My co-workers in general are all excellent workers and some of the best workforce in the coal business. They have done all that has been asked of them and they should be proud of their work performance over the years. *The most difficult part of my job was the physical work environment, shift work and long hours (10 to 12 hours per day) It made it very difficult on the family situation for many of us. *The best result was that I was able to provide my family with a better quality of life and education.
Training Emphasis, Financially rewarding with great supportive friends and co-workers
Stressful environment with little chance of ever reaching retirement.
Purchasing (Former Employee) – CAPP – August 8, 2015
Once job skills are obtained for your position, there is no room for advancement. Years of experience is not valued by management and slowly job satisfaction declines. One can expect their usefulness to the company to be over by the time the employee reaches 50. If you are looking for a company that you can retire with, this is not the company for you.
Stressful, few advancement opportunities, little chance of reaching retirement, fewer benefits each year