Shaw Group Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
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  1. Incompetent leadership

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    Former Employee - Controller of the Nuclear Group in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Controller of the Nuclear Group in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, the other Directors were competent

    Cons

    The executive leadership was poor. Very condescending and dictatorial to work with on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your only asset, treat them fairly and with respect and your company will flourish.

  2. Good company, now part of CB&I

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People on the project level were generally good to work with. Pay was decent, hours were good. I enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Management on the top level was bad. Not a good situation for those having to report directly to these guys...

    Also, on the project side of things, there wasn't much to go to around 2012.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to give here, other than I'm glad I didn't have to deal with you. You got out and made your money while you could...good on you.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Does not fully investigate all matters and is not fair in doing so.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay with opportunities to progress

    Cons

    sucky employees to work with

    Advice to Management

    get someone who actually knows what the hell they are doing

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Micro management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good company, has some benefits. It's a job.

    Cons

    Micro Management of certain employees. If you are not in the clique, you are not made to feel welcome. Boring and dead end jobs that goes no where. This company is rated low for a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do the job you hired them to do without making them feel like you are a kid.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Top heavy organization with cliques and favorites

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries, decent locations, some opportunities to work in the field.

    Cons

    Top-heavy organization, little opportunity to move up in the organization, cliques tend to rule, no morale. Management isn't sure how to improve group cohesion.

    Advice to Management

    The age (and experience) gap between management and engineer is vast. Look on all young engineers equally as opportunities to grow your group and morale.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Mediocre management in a mediocre company

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    Current Employee - Chemical Process Safety Engineer in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Safety Engineer in Aiken, SC

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is not much in way of positive feedback on this organization. Work schedule used to be flexible (4X10s), and afforded flexibility; switched over to 9/80 schedule without explanation.

    Cons

    Senior management is too self-centered. Pay a lot of lip service to catch-phrases and buzzwords. Very little effort is made to improve the situation regarding mobility and/or opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to the highest bidder.

  8. Shaw Grp employee review

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    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    will keep employee as long as possible

    Cons

    No technical training provided to employee

    Advice to Management

    no vision

  9. Helpful (1)

    Poor management, no growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pressure at work. Good colleagues

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, Company does not care for its employees

  10. Helpful (2)

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location to my home and that's about it...

    Cons

    Complete Facade of how things work in other corporate environments. "THE Owner" is/was the main problem and now that it was bought by an equal sized company with even more immature corporate structure it will not be my choice to stay. Pay raises are a joke! 1-2% every couple of years. No Career Path unless someone gets fired or dies. They hire you for your expertise and diversity, but don't want you to voice.
    Very much still a Good Ole Boy Fab Shop mentality.

    Absolute Horrible Benefits!

    HR dept is the worst yet...Full of snakes!

    I've worked with a few good people, but most will never make eye contact or speak. In speaking with people that have been here for years they have all voiced their opinions of how downhill the company has gone.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience - That's IT!

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    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - AP Clerk in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can gain some good experience in the field you want to work in, and as long as you work, your job is secure.

    Cons

    The management is horrible - it is all based on friendships. None of them are educated or trained to be in a managerial position. Communication with employees is minimal. Pay is not competitive. Benefit package is ridiculous. You will get hired to do one thing, but if they find out you work hard, they will overload you with work and let others slack off. No opportunity for advancement if you don't know anybody. With the recent merger, many might not even have jobs. Raises are given every other year, and bonuses are unheard of.

    Advice to Management

    REWARD YOUR GOOD WORKERS - OTHERWISE YOU WILL LOSE THEM :)

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