Westmoreland Coal Company Employee Reviews

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Morale is shot
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Estevan, SK14 October 2018
Before Westmoreland the morale between the union workers and management was good.
Right now the morale is shot, and it is hard to describe until you are there.
You are damned if you do anything right and damned if you do something wrong. Too many chiefs looking over and not really fixing the problems. A lot of decisions add more to the problems and a messed up work load.
Like I mentioned before Westmoreland was a very decent place to work.
Shift schedule was good every other weekend off (good work and home life balance) just when you are there the moment you get there you want to figure out how to leave.
It seems as though they would like to have more down time on equipment than get the parts needed right away (and in most cases parts are located right in town but can't seem to let anyone go to get them on a timely manner, and if you do you can get reprimanded for doing so)
The money looks appealing but the headache and stress that you will accumulate on yourself is it worth it.
Pros
Good shift schedule for a 1 by 12
Cons
Unneeded added stress
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People were good to work with
Shop supervisor (Former Employee) –  Hanna, AB30 December 2017
I left this job it was time to move on. I worked at this mine site for 31 years. The mine went through 9 different company names. I enjoyed being an operator then getting my Heavy Duty ticket and working on equipment. The people were good to work with.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Long hours
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Theres worse places to work.
Heavy Equiptment Technician (Former Employee) –  Alberta25 April 2017
Decent wage and Benefits. Management lacks leadership and/ or communication to the workers. Morale went in the toilet once this Company bought out Sheritt .Not a healthy work environment.
Pros
decent wages
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great benefits, great pay, carbon tax destroyed it
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Genesee, AB7 January 2017
long days, lots of equipment to run, benefits are great, pay is great, management not always clear on their decision making (especially on who loses their jobs due to carbon tax ect..).
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours, short lunch breaks.
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never work there again
Heavy Equipment Operator/Foreman (Former Employee) –  Edson, AB7 January 2017
Co workers are great people made lots of good friends but supervisors and management are horrible all production no safety and if you find a safety issues you are treated like dirt still operate like its the 60s. very dangerous site to work at.
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Good place to learn
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Forestburg, AB10 September 2016
-Great place to learn how to operate.
Trainers were very experienced operators who moved into management, informational.
-Night Shift and dayshift rotation were much to close apart, sometimes tired was the hardest part.
-Got along with all the co workers, knew some of them as well from before, if you ask questions they would tell exactly what to do.
-Wondered why we had to move stockpiles a few times (engineer)
*I actually started building a dam with 2 engineers, a fellow operator and myself. Used pumps and did compaction tests with him, sprayed water when needed for about a month, and started my operating career on a packer.*
A+Experience.
Pros
Paid lunches, good people, made lots of friends i still talk to, learned lots
Cons
too close of day shift night shift rotation.
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Decent equipment but poor management and low morale
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Estevan, SK23 April 2016
Overall the equipment is maintained and there is opportunity to expand your skills on different machines however there is a significant dead spot in communication between management and workers. The frustration is reflected in the morale.
Pros
Overtime, safety training
Cons
Worker input is not valued, short shift turn around
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Excellent Company
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 February 2016
Westmoreland is an excellent place to work. The company has a transparent, open culture where the top executives are open to discussing issues with employees. There's flexibility in work/life balance, and they offer great pay and benefits. Times are a little tough now so some folks are worried about their jobs, but overall there are not many complaints to be had. You do get a feel that the company cares about its people.
Pros
Excellent pay, supports professional development of employees
Cons
Communication between departments could be better
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Productive.
Supervisor (interim) / Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Forestburg, AB10 December 2015
Great place to learn and develop skills. Excellent co workers and staff. Great pay and benefits. Management is open to new ideas and shows lots of appreciation.
Pros
Lots of overtime
Cons
NDP plans on shutting down coal production.
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