Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure
2.8 of 5 20 reviews
www.shawgrp.com Baton Rouge, LA 5000+ Employees

Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Reviews

Updated Nov 5, 2013
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2.8 20 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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George P. Bevan

(9 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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An average to above-average place to work

Staff Engineer I (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA solid company with generally nice and professional people.

ConsPoor or absent raises most years. Too much emphasis on billable work; not enough focus on professional development/training.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage coorperation between offices and business groups to more fully utilize company resources.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lot of field work under the hot sun and cold winters......95% field work, 5% office

Staff Engineer I (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

Prosstable employer and nice office atmosphere.

Consno hikes regularly, lot of BS in performance review...

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease encourage jr staff about the assignments clearly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Miserable Place to Work

Staff Engineer I (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

ProsThe company has a lot of different offices and project sites you can be transferred to. Some highly knowledgeable professionals that can provide guidance.

ConsIn order to save face in front of the client, an employee can be fired and blamed for management mistakes. The company will not address severe human resource problems. On a project site, it is all dog-eat-dog.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink more extensively about how a project should be run. Make sure you have everything and everyone you need before launching into a contract. Please make a decision regarding poor management and/or poor practices.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Underpaid long time employee

Scientist IIII (Current Employee)
Lawrenceville, NJ

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

ProsA good place to work with benifits and vacation.

ConsThe pay is way below the average for this area of the country.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't give executive bonuses when you don't give cost of living raises to the "troops" that perform the work.

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Satisfied with plenty of work and flexibility

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunities to work with a wide array of projects, decent pay and flexibility

ConsSub-par health insurance, some communications issues and little in-house employee skills training

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on communication and developing your employees skill set

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Techs not valued. Simply a consumable item.

Technician (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

ProsHome leave is paid by the Company.

ConsIf you rock the boat you will be punished. Forced time on the bench is the way to "teach you a lesson". Very hostile work place. Published Company policies are not followed by middle management. Coverups are also rampant.
Layoffs occur with little or no notice.
Full Perdiem is not paid to employees,rather a small portion, to cover the food element. The accomodation part is retained by the company and a hotel (of lesser value) is provided. No opportunity to find your own hotel. I do not know the legalities of this practice, but seems like its missapropriation of government funds.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at the middle management. There are numerous abuses of authority, with favoritism taking precident over performance. Workers have been penalised and lost jobs for "trying" to follow company policies. UXO Techs are a disposable commodity and are not valued, even though they are the profit makers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Better than my last job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

ProsIt is a Government job

ConsIt is Unorganized at times

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Shaw has been a very good place for me to work.

Senior Scientist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

Pros-it has had good opportunities for many people
-challenging assignments are often available
-very strong focus on safety and quality
-good communications by management
-good training programs

Cons-sometimes there is a lot of travel
-it's a very large and diverse organization; sometimes it's hard to figure out who you need to tall to about an issue

Advice to Senior ManagementI think management has done a great job. However, it would be great if more briefings on the state of the company could be held, perhaps quarterly?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Smoke and mirrors

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

ProsStaff level technical professionals and project managers do a good job

ConsLess competence in management's capabilities as you move up the ladder

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to integrity

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just an opinion

Senior Subcontracts Administrator (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

ProsThere are good and talented people working at Shaw. Company is worldwide and across the United States.

ConsA few directors in the Contracts Administration will share gossip to others. Leadership of the department as a whole is completely unsupportive. Raises average 2% or less. New company philosophy is do to more with less.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome down into the weeds and meet your employees.

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