Excellent people with ability to overcome issues and finish the task
Sr. Drill and Blast/Mine Engineer (Former Employee) – Gillette, WY – March 31, 2016
Typical day starts at 4:30 AM with two pots of coffee made and looking at equipment positions from the previous day. Determining the amount moved and looking ahead to address the morning shift change. The work place is highly dynamic and I was able to communicate and collaborate to achieve results. I learned that with "listening without the intent to reply" I fully understood the question, restrictions in place, and planned a action to resolve whatever hurdle we faced. I respected the management to a large extent. I realize at times their responsibilities proved to be a daunting task. I learned through observation how to handle conflict and pushback to to build cooperation and get the desired result. My coworkers were the best I could have had. However I feel that way everywhere I have worked. Great co-workers will pick up the ball when it gets dropped as would I when one of them did the same thing. That didn't happen but once in awhile however, it was a great asset to know when the chips were down we had each others back. The hardest part of the job was trying to cover the entire mine through the workday. The mine was immense, as it is be the largest coal mine in the world. There were times where one person couldn't reach all the places one would have to go. There were times I would spend 12 to 14 hours just to get 3/4 of everything done. The most enjoyable part was when you saw completion of a shot, dug bench, or finished coal pit and then the process starts all over again. At the end of my tenure there, I looked at the maps of where things started and ended and whatmore... an amazing ride it was.less
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Wright, WY – March 30, 2016
I have really enjoyed working for this company. One of the best companies I have worked for in a very long time. I have had some of the best and hard working co workers along with very attentive bosses.
Mine Clerk, Warehouse Clerk - Equality, Illinois (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 11, 2016
In all of my working career, this has been the best place to work for. Our team was a family and treated each other as such. All performed with the utmost amount of professionalism and skill. Each department was managed by a very competent manager who put the safety of all employees first.
Peabody always provided training opportunities for both the equipment and/or to improve job skills. I enjoyed working with others teaching them how to work safely and effectively while doing their job. Hardest part of the job was being able to eat lunch within a reasonable time while working a 12 hour shift.
Operator (Former Employee) – Carlisle, IN – September 2, 2015
I worked a 12 hour shift, five to six days a week. I got 2 vacations a year with the ability to earn extra paid days off. We didn't have sick days. The bosses in the pit were great to work with. The job was hard and stressful, but at the end of the day I provided for my family.
Ug miner (Current Employee) – Francisco indiana – August 11, 2015
Benefits and pay are among the best in area. The management on the other hand probably worst in class. Since the closing of a mine to the north this mine has been taken over with the same philosophy as the mine that closed. These boses are production driven with safety second and compliance a distant third. Cart in front of horse backwards thinking. Worry about msha after a citaion has been written or is on property.
Good pay and benefits
Coal not so popular, bad attitudes, things aren't always what they appear laws broken every minute of the day
SAP Security Analyst/Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Saint Louis, MO – August 11, 2015
I have worked with Peabody Energy for more than 10 years. Working with exceptional minds on a diversity of projects was an invaluable experience. Good work life balance and excellent work environment and company culture