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Good place to learn the how the coal mine works
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Claysville, PAJanuary 5, 2018
Only thing I really have to say is that it's a great place to learn the about the coal mine . Pays should be better for what they ask for us to do . You can learn great deal if you get lucky and work with someone that once was hired on some coal mine.
Pros
Get your blackhat for wv and pa threw them
Cons
Your family and social life goes out the window
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nice ppl
Inby outby contractor (Former Employee) –  Wind Ridge, PAJanuary 3, 2018
worked on belts for them the hours werent long and the pay was nice. if youre just starting out its ot that awful of a company to be working for. there ya go
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Suck
Surface Miner (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PADecember 29, 2017
stay away im serious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! youll be better off, rip you dont care about you at all, poor managment, lie about everything, lies lies and more lies everyday
Pros
nothing
Cons
lie to you about everything
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Best Job I've ever had
Everything (Current Employee) –  KentuckyDecember 19, 2017
GMS is a family owned company and management treats it's employees like family. While it's a face paced environment, it's a safe environment. I couldn't ask for a better company to be a part of.
Pros
Everything
Cons
None
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Awful company, management is terrible
Underground coal miner (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PANovember 12, 2017
This company is the worst I’ve ever worked for. The pay is bad when they make a fortune off you. The management is terrible. They care nothing about you and have favorites. They make you work in unsafe conditions and if you complain they treat you like trash till you leave, even though there are laws against it. There are a lot of people who dislike this company, just ask around before looking for them for a career. A lot of bad responses more than good what’s that tell you. The turn around rate is crazy. Well take it for how you want but do some research on them first.
(Waynesburg pa Gms)
Pros
Foot in the door
Cons
Management, pay, employment
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Hours and travel
Pumpable Crib Surface Manager (Former Employee) –  Mt Lake Park, MDNovember 8, 2017
Travel and hours were extensive and very inconsistent. Hours of varied and changed at a moments notice. Employer was not concerned with employees needs or personal life.
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Gms is a starter coal mine contractor
Coal Miner (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAOctober 5, 2017
Gms has a lot of work in coal mines for starting coal miner, laborers but it is not a career unless you have felonies and cannot get hired on as a company coal miner because of your prior arrests.
Pros
Some good people, lets you make a name for yourself in the coal mining industry
Cons
Gms contractors are under paid for the work they are there to do.
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Loved the work, management could use a cleaning out..
Coal Miner (Former Employee) –  Morgantown, WVSeptember 14, 2017
The lo$ers that manage in morgantown are worthless, cut throat p0s. dont even act like coal miners. Wouldn't help if they got covered up..
Go to CSA in PA if you have to.
Pros
Coal
Cons
Management
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awful
surface mine (Former Employee) –  MarylandAugust 14, 2017
if you want to be overworked paid pennies and treated like a dog then this is the place for you you get the jobs that no one else will do because they are dangerous and not safe
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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Would not recommend
Apprentice miner (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAJuly 18, 2017
They treat you like a dog and do not care about your family or your health you just have to be there no matter what at all. There is a bunch of drama and childish stuff with the employees too
Pros
Maybe get hired on
Cons
Everything
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Stressful place and got to have tough skin
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAJuly 16, 2017
Learn so much about the coal mines and its history. good people to hang around with and tough going people.The hardest part is being alone and not being able to complete a two man task alone.
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the job
Black Hat Miner (Former Employee) –  Moundsville, WVJune 10, 2017
It was ok...the six days a week pays good but you have NO time to spend with your family..more so if your working 5 hours away from home...but I felt really safe contracting through GMS..
Pros
A lot of work
Cons
no breaks
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Company is a joke
Paint Prep (Former Employee) –  Deer Park, MDJune 8, 2017
Worse place in Garrett county next to RD pools and spas in lavale MD Management from both companies are horrible they only care about themselves and never want to give raises at all but its cool if management has nicer things than the under guys... Smh better off at Mcdonald's if you want to pursue a future with benefits
Pros
Nice ppl in warehouse
Cons
Management
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Fast paced productive company
Mine Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Moundsville, WV and Tridelphia WVJune 8, 2017
Enjoyed working for them managers there are top notch. Good relations with the mines they work for and they care about the people that work for them. Safety first company.
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None
Crew Leader (Current Employee) –  Claysville, PAApril 4, 2017
Work/Life balance is not the greatest. Pay could be worse, but it is manageable. Don't see management very often, doesn't give many raises, vacation time could be worse
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coal miner
Coal Miner (Former Employee) –  Burgettstown, PAMarch 17, 2017
coal miner excellent pay and great staff members and other employers are also great and great insurance and vocation pay and sometimes you can work overtime
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Very good Company too work for
Coal Miner (Current Employee) –  Harvey Mine, Waynesburg PAMarch 3, 2017
Very good company with great opportunities, Management is great with scheduling and days off. They are a high paying company with great benefits. I really enjoyed working here.
Pros
Benefits, pay, work environment
Cons
Can't really think of any
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Good experience
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAFebruary 14, 2017
Working in one section one day and move to another section the next day. They don't care about you they think your just a number. They don't care if you have family emergencies.
Pros
Paid lunches
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Good place to start
Coal Miner (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PADecember 31, 2016
Good place to get your red hat time in but once you get your black hat it's time to move on. Starting pay isn't very good but you advance in that after 6 months and 1 year. You can learn a lot in that time like how to run machinery and the entire mining process as a whole.
Pros
Raise after 6 months and 1 year
Cons
Low starting pay
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Who is giving 5 stars
Black hat (Former Employee) –  Enlow, PAOctober 24, 2016
What person in their right mind gives this company 5 stars? No room for advancement, pay for a red hat is to low in pa (12.00) I think. You can get more working as a customer service rep. Management is plain awful, I'm trying to figure how this company makes a profit
I would never work for this company again.
Pros
Gives red hats a foot in the door
Cons
Everything
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