- Patriot Coal Corporation15.Dec 2015
the truth about a major coal conglomerate.
Expressed mainly in bigger operations, smaller operations are operated as different as day and night.
Support from management
The higher up the the person goes the more corruption, embezzlement, and cut throating goes on.
Freedom to work independently
Only in umwa represented mines were work loads shared evenly.
Severe communication problems due I think in part of improper training.
No on women is how they act, as returning to work they constantly try to intimidate you or fire you.
Attitude towards older colleagues
They do not hire older people in fact those with 20 years plus with the company are "expendables" .
Only if you have a college degree in engineering.
Overall compensation for your work
Absolutely not! And what your given is always subject to get taken away.
Office / Work Environment
They were operated by the book at least at the bigger operations.
Patriot was worse than old school A.T. MASSEY ENERGY under Don Blankenship rule, everything was dictated by the operator. Never had a quoting time fear of being fired for not working forced over time.
No actually they are very dark in what is said behind closed doors.
Always feast or famine no in between. I've never worked a full year out of 7 years due to layoffs.
They do try only because msha makes them!
Inclusive / Diverse
Only if you have a college degree. In engineering mainly.
Suggestions for improvement
- fire all top management and start over.
What I like about the company
What I dislike about the company
arrogance of the management.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyPatriot Coal Corporation
- CitySaint Louis
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2008