Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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2.9 21 reviews

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George P. Bevan

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Under utilized, degraded, and unappreciated

    Project Business Administrator (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThe only pro that remained while I worked at Shaw was that I was employed and my home was less then 10 minutes away. I also met a few great people.

    ConsMicro Management; HR inconsistencies; No appreciation; Poor moral; Failure to train new employee's properly; Stone age processes; No willingness to embrace new ideas and processes. Failure to recognize a good job, and reward for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your head out of the sand and realize that the people in the field are the ones that should be applauded for their hard work. Not punished

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lucrative if you travel, for the most part this company does not care about its employees and management is subpar.

    Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) Knoxville, TN

    ProsI met some really great people and learned different aspects of the environmental field that I had not been involved in before which padded my resume.

    ConsThere is a lot of travel involved, and when a project is over have fun trying to find other projects to jump on board with so that you aren't charging your time to overhead. Also there were certain staff who are known to cause problems throughout the company and have so for years with their inappropriate behavior which created an unfriendly and hostile work environment and have run several new staff off but management turns a blind eye to the problem staff person and actually makes excuses for them and doesn't want to deal with the problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to communicate effectively with your subordinates and give employees opportunities to be involved in different projects. If you want to retain new employees, provide some training and give feedback so that they know how they are doing. Also, if several new employees have left after a short time and it all points back to working for a specific project manager and everyone in the office knows it, don't you think you should pay more attention to the common denominator here. Stop burying your heads in the sand and deal with the issue. A good manager should be able to so effectively.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering Technician (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Prosshow up and collect a paycheck, keep mouth shut about out of date practices and those on pedestal, hope funding continues because you are disposable

    Conshorrible work environment, cheap management, black mold growing in the office

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue lining your pocket at the cost of others

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Miserable Place to Work

    Staff Engineer I (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    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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    Techs not valued. Simply a consumable item.

    Technician (Current Employee)

    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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