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WALTER ENERGY Employer Reviews

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GREAT COMMUNITY OF WORKERS
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), chetwynd bcJuly 10, 2014
Pros: learning about a new industry
Cons: termination of job
* worked 12 hour shifts - day and graveyard shifts
*had not done this type of work before so was a great learning experience
* learned about coal production and equipment
* working with the crew
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different kinda job
Senior Plant Operator (Former Employee), Chetwynd, BCMay 23, 2014
Pros: being on the water
great if you like being on the water,its fishing what else can i say.lol.seen tons of wildlife and some of the most beautiful sites on the west coast of canada.
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Great People, safe environment, enjoyed my time there
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Tumbler Ridge, BCMay 7, 2014
Safety Meeting in morning
Safety Goals and awards.
Easy to talk to Management.
Crews got along great.
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Great place to work
Haul Truck Operator and 992 Loader Trainee (Former Employee), Tumbler Ridge BCApril 28, 2014
I loved working at the Wolverine Mine. The only problem is that 90% of us got laid off one tuesday morning. I found out by a phone call from my sister inlaw. No notice, no severance, just no job to go to.
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Good learning experience
Trainer/supervisor (Former Employee), Tumbler Ridge BCApril 25, 2014
Challenges were experienced every day. I had learned that coal mining is not an easy task. My management team was very resourceful, when a problem occurred, IT and geology. The people who I worked for, (employees), were an awesome group of people. Hardest part of the job was the weather. -40. The most enjoyable part was making one person smile every – more... day. – less
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Great managment
Blaster (Former Employee), Tumbler Ridge, BCApril 19, 2014
This company was great to work for, if we needed anything to fix a drill parts would be there the next day. All drills were kept very well maintained. All around this was a great job, and great company to work for.
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!@#$%^&*
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Tumbler Ridge, BCApril 17, 2014
Pros: very family orented community
Cons: job security
very good place to work,but in the long run, (COAL) prices fluctuate to much that makes the job unpredictable thats why 700 employees got layed of.
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Good steady work while it lasted
Rock/Heavy Haul Truck Driver (Former Employee), Chetwynd, BCJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: good work/life ballance, week on week off
drive up the hill, drive down the hill, repeat, repeat, repeat
mostly good co-workers
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Poor employee Moral, High equipment damage
Maintenance Planner (Current Employee), Tumbler Ridge BCOctober 16, 2013
Pros: great benifits, great pay
Cons: long hours, poor work atmosphere
Company recently changed hands, constant changes and goal directions make it difficult to see the goal posts.
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Coal producing mine-pit, Some friendly staff, Core Values are number driven.
HSE COORDINATOR (Former Employee), Chetwynd, BCApril 23, 2013
Pros: camp is provided, free meals
Cons: disconnection between alabama hq and northern canadian branches, very isolated, very low worker morale, no company functions
I'd worked at Walter Energy for a year and a half. Recent management changes have caused the work force to become confused to the security of their jobs.
As Sr. HSE Coordinator, I had to ensure the safety of all persons (Workers, Contractors & Visitors) on site were being considered before any work began. Invesitgations for incidents and daily statistic – more... reporting as well as ensuring Mine Rescue training was in place and effective.
Being new to 'mining' I'd learned much about the processess to coal production in a Pit Mine method. Including the industry standards for safety which varied from the normal OH&S guidelines.
Co-workers at the mine were generally friendly and cooperative and always willing to share their knowledge & experience.
Most difficult part of the job would be the disconnection between the Alabama HQ and the North Canadian operations.
Immediate (on-site) mine management was supportive to many safety initiatives and improvements. This was refreshing to see.
The mine is situated in a remote location and aproximately 1 hour drive from the nearest town (1/2 of it on a forestry road).
Recently, there has been a large destabilizing to the 3 mines owned in Northern BC by Walter Energy. This is due to recent reduced market coal prices, a decision to close one of the 3 mines, and new guidelines which seems to be putting production numbers ahead of safety. – less
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High production, Goal orientated
Equipment operator (Former Employee), Chetwynd, BCApril 12, 2013
Pros: very flexible, offered camp, payed for training.
Cons: shut down mine i was at due to low coal prices.
They were a good company to work for. People were friendly. They offered fair wages and benefits.
Bosses had good sense of humor and easy to get along with.
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heavy equipment operator (Former Employee), tumbler ridgeFebruary 26, 2013
Pros: a job
Cons: to many bosses
I worked for walter for a short time the mine was run poorly.
HR woman had a mouth that was of a drunk biker.Like any work place they have there favorites.Pay was a little low for mining.
Lots of work place mishaps to.

They had a high turn over I went to pelly till walter showed up!

March 11, 2013

Walter plays games with union staff...

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great atmosphere and a great place to work
Lab Assayer-Lab Technician (Former Employee), B.C.November 8, 2012
they treat their employees great and respectfully..the chance for advancemnet is amazing and the staff and management is awsome
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Good pay, long hours, bad work/life balance
Supervisor (Longwall) (Current Employee), alabamaJune 4, 2014
Pros: good pay, decent benefits
Cons: long hours, work most holidays
Long days
Dirty job
Fairly Safe as mining goes
Unreliable Schedule
Work Holidays
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Great place to work
Accounts Payable - Lead (Current Employee), Brookwood, ALSeptember 14, 2013
I enjoy my job, co-workers, and managers/supervisors; however, the coal industry is not stable. I want to be proactive in my career and future opportunities in case the coal market does not recover.
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A good paying job. Close tro home
d Coal Miner (Former Employee), Summersville, WVMarch 24, 2013
I liked working for walter energy. I learned so much. I was able to run equipment and to get enough experiment in to find me another mining job. I don't like the realignment. That's when several of us got laid off.
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lots of benefits
underground electrician (Former Employee), Summersville, WVDecember 30, 2012
good place to work, great pay , great benefits . long hours at times.they care about their employees well being. zero tolerance for drugs ! safe work place
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its a job
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee), brookwood alNovember 16, 2012
Cons: such a long drive
its pretty easy most days co workers are great we get alone an work together real good.
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Coal Production
buggy man (Former Employee), Montgomery, WVMay 15, 2012
Buggy man coal production.I worked at this company as a contractor, then was hired company. It is swing shift work.
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Good Company to work for.
Production Engineer (Former Employee), Birmingham ALMarch 14, 2012
Great company to work for. The work environment is very family oriented, and they really care about the workers.