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meh
Underground coal miner (Current Employee) –  Waynesburg, PA 15370July 24, 2018
decent place to work, it pays the bills, but you never see your friends and family, you work 7 days a week all year round with little time off. you get treated horribly, your bosses are awful, and your coworkers act like they're five years old. I don't go to work to put up with it and have to baby sit. would not recommend, only good for your time needed. no healthcare, 5 days vacation after you have been with the company after a year, no sick time, fmla, and the worst part is the company makes more money off of you working than you get paid.
Pros
constant hours and decent pay
Cons
you live at work and have nothing to show for it with no benefits
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good place to work
Coal Miner (Former Employee) –  Price, UTJune 26, 2018
they are very good at keeping up to date with you making sure that you still enjoy your job,making sure you have what you need and make sure your up to date on changes with the companyor safety changes
Pros
good people, good work reliable
Cons
benefits
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It is not a bad company to work for
Crew Leader (Former Employee) –  Washington, PAJune 23, 2018
I work there a couple different times it is not a bad company to work for I would recommend you working for them to get experience they do a lot of different stuff in Len mine
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Awful Company
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAJune 11, 2018
Terrible pay, terrible benefits, terrible communication, terrible and inconsistent hours, and terrible work/life balance. The only plus about this company is they'll hire anyone, so you can get your foot in the door, if they actually have you work at all. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
Pros
Get your foot in the door
Cons
Pay, Communication, Benefits, Hours, Work/Life Balance, anything that isn't getting hired
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Agressive and Fast pace work environment
Project Mangager (Current Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAMay 30, 2018
GMS is a great place to work. It is fast pace and your are given the opportunity to better yourself. Very proud to work at GMS. I would recommend this company to anyone that wants to better there career.
Pros
Progression
Cons
Long hours
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Great workplace
Underground Miner (Current Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAMay 19, 2018
They promise to give me 85 dollars a day for hotel and perdium and after traveling to waynesburg pa they ain’t wanting to give it .. they said every shift u work they pay perdium and so not true..
Pros
All the hours you want and gives chance to get black hat
Cons
There pay is terrible and there not honest with you..
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Just had great time at work.
Crew Leader (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, COMay 5, 2018
Worked underground learned how to work on different project's management was ok hardest part of job was the drive their worked on a great crew. but weather then that it was a great place to work.
Pros
Had hour lunch.
Cons
helth care was not the great.
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not a bad place to work
Underground Miner (Former Employee) –  Madisonville, KYApril 22, 2018
pretty good place to work pay is good just a lot of hours and hardly home get to travel around the united states working and get paid to travel and see new places
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Great experience, crews and way to learn new equipment and tasks
Coal miner (Current Employee) –  Kentucky and IllinoisApril 1, 2018
A typical work day for me depends on what projects and the mine needs done some mines are go go go and get it done ASAP and some are it’ll get done when it gets done attitude
Pros
work As many hours you want
Cons
High health insurance no paid time off until a year working with them
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Low pay for the mileage you have to drive
Surface Miner (Former Employee) –  Enlow ForkMarch 20, 2018
You only get paid hourly, but they keep you within an 2 hr drive to work.. and the cost of gas is usually a weeks pay to go back and forth, not counting your bills, or cost of living
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Coal Miner (Current Employee) –  Harvey Mine PAFebruary 22, 2018
GMS is a good place to learn all the rudiments of coal mining. Safety is a priority. It is also a drug free company Employees are tested fro drugs unnoticed and at random
Pros
Good people to work witg
Cons
Good health care and many extra hours
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see below
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Morgantown, WVFebruary 12, 2018
GMS is a VERY untruthful company. what they advertise and what you actually receive are two different agendas. They bend the truth when in reality you can NEVER make the amount of money that they claim.
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It’s a good job overall
Coal Miner (Current Employee) –  Philippi, WVJanuary 19, 2018
For someone first starting out in coal mining gms is the company to work for. Paid 200 for my red hat and they reimbursed 100 of it and was hired and placed immediately.
Pros
Steady work, decent pay, great coworkers
Cons
Traveling, never knowing when you’ll work
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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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it a ok job
Underground Coal Miner (Former Employee) –  cameron wvJanuary 3, 2018
its not really a career its just a job or a layoff I have been layed off from there 2 times but it does give you a good foundation in the mining field
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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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Was ok
Apprentice Miner (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAJanuary 2, 2018
Labor intense to kicking rocks , best way to advance is to start in your early 20's because of the timing/schooling it takes to get your certifications. This is a contracting company best advise is to get your black hat and get hired on company.
Pros
leads to a great career if working
Cons
never know when you're getting laid off
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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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Gms employment review
Coal Miner (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PADecember 5, 2017
Gms mine repair is a pretty fair company to work for but the way they treat their workers is completely unfair and not at all very proffesional i don not agree with the way they are about things
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Horrible management
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