It is a shift work type job so if you don't like working nights stay away. On a average day I was able to just do my job and relax. Sometimes things would brake down and they would need fixed as soon as possible. You hade to pay attention and watch your surroundings so that you could catch the problem before it got out of hand.
machine Health Tech (Current Employee) – Wright, WY – January 31, 2018
Great benefits and close to home. They have great 401K and good pay. I enjoyed having bosses that worked along side of me and trained me well. They taught me how to communicate with some difficult people and work on my computer skills.
I had multiple job titles while at Peabody (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 24, 2018
Peabody was and enjoyable place to work at. Management was generally supportive and helpful. The most enjoyable part of my job was that it was challenging and fresh. The nature of the position provided the challenge and opportunities to learn and explore new areas to benefit the company's operation.
Underground Coal Miner (Former Employee) – Francisco, IN – November 18, 2017
At the start of shift we had a safety meeting and then begin our shift. I learned multiple skills while working at Peabody Energy, such as maintenance and equipment operations. The management at Peabody Energy varied from day to day. The workplace at Peabody Energy was productive and busy but could also be somewhat relaxed and fun to work in. The hardest part of working at Peabody Energy was not the job itself but the shift which was thirds. The most enjoyable part of working at Peabody Energy was being able to call myself hard working Coal Miner.
Good Benifites and good easy to get along with co-workers
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – November 14, 2017
Good place to work depending upon which department you are in. They are really trying to boost morale since emerging from bankruptcy. Health benefits are very poor and have to pay out a lot for deductibles no matter which health care plan you choose.
Roof Bolter (Former Employee) – Vincennes, IN – October 30, 2017
Always work long hours. The pay and management is wonderful. The hardest part of the job was roof bolting on unsteady areas. The most enjoyable part was working together with everyone else underground to ensure everyones safety.
Production Technician (Current Employee) – Gillette, WY – October 30, 2017
This company is circling the drain along with the rest of the coal industry. It's evident in how they treat their employees. Management does almost nothing to recognize the hard work of the employees and we're all just numbers to them. Warm bodies, easily replaced. Turnover this year has been insane! Some 300+ people hired and only about 60 of them remained. They can't keep anyone here and as a result, they are forcing overtime in an effort to meet their production bonuses. If you value work life balance and time with your loved ones, don't bother.
Forced Overtime, very poor morale, long hours, swing shift
Maintenance (Current Employee) – Oak Creek, CO – October 1, 2017
Not competitive with salary and benefits with other mines and industry.. this last drop in the coal industry has been tougher than any in the past. Conditions are difficult and are very difficult to manage with a less experienced workforce.
I worked for Peabody for 30 years. I started out as a temporary and then was hired for full time. It gave me a great career and gave me a lot of knowledge in running heavy equipment and how to manage people.
Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 28, 2017
Long hours, inexperienced manager, barely tolerated by rest of the IT staff, severe competence issues with rest of IT staff, poor training, depressing offices, bad location downtown, bringer of stress into family life, entitled employees...typing this out saddens me to no end. Stay away.