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Machine Operator and Utility Operator at SunCoke

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Machine Operator in Granite City, IL (US)
Current Employee - Machine Operator in Granite City, IL (US)

I have been working at SunCoke Energy

Pros

The job is easy and pay is adequate
Quickly moved up in the company during the first year of start up

Cons

Management not as knowledgeable in Coke Manufacturing
Less focused on core management skills, they want technical knowledge since they know little

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The plants are small. Learn the jobs and the technical information on heat recovery

Recommends

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    Small Company resources, large company ambitions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy

    Pros

    A very dynamic and challenging place to apply any skillset. There are a lot of problems to be solved and a good sum of money allocated to solving problems so it is a real playground for problem solvers. The team is mostly nice and open minded with most managers accessible and welcoming of your ideas.

    Cons

    A lot of the problems are created by missing processes or insufficient management attention toward closing the loop on initiatives. Many things are started but never finished, promised and never delivered. The management is very ambitious but does not know how to efficiently work the team to attain the ambitious goals. This leaves the team working hard and still feeling like they didn't meet the mark. There is not much room for growth. A very flat organization means few opportunities to get promoted. Usually you have to move to get promoted. The middle line managers are always the reason for all the problems. This creates a very high turnover and a constant influx of new people that just don't know enough to progress the company forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize the initiatives and insure the work is completed. Take time to understand the process in place before blaming the managers and adding to the extremely high turnover. Create opportunities for career growth within company structure that does not rely on promotion alone. Focus on technical leaders rather than just "leaders".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great concept, great aspirations, good systems, but they forget about their customers and employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunCoke Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, as long as you can focus on this as a driver.

    Cons

    constantly changing, it's like working for a company with attention deficit disorder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people who do the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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