Shaw Group

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Shaw Group Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
160 Reviews
2.9
160 Reviews
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
79 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • people oriented, pays very well, good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to work most of them good people, Good projects long term projects (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Good old boy ways rule this kingdom, very old school and very cut throat (in 4 reviews)

  • Very little to no training program set in place (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Denver Power Group

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineering in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Civil Engineering in Denver, CO

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. I worked with them for over 8 years. The Project teams were professional, Good salaries, Good opportunities

    Cons

    Upper Management / Corporate was short sighted and did not reacts soon enough to keep the Denver office occupied with contract work. Another Denver Engineering Office (Fluor, Bechtel, now Shaw) lost to management inability to actual do what their title say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is sad to realize that a company with such a legacy (Stone & Webster) could be managed as just a playing piece of The board game "Monopoly"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Accountant Review

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    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    The co-workers were very friendly towards me and would either answer my questions or refer me to someone that could. I was paid overtime in the field either at time and half or straight-time overtime.

    Cons

    Upper Management likes to overhelm the staff. You work many of days late into the evening. There is also a lot of favoritism between senior management and subordinates. Thus, it's good to be on the good side of the person doing your yearly review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should better understand the workload of it's staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best forgotten

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ

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

    Pros

    They were your typical big company

    Cons

    They were your typical big company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, perks, hours

    Cons

    You usually have to be a family member , relative or know somebody

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be equal to each person

  6.  

    highly experience organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Supervisor
    Current Employee - Mechanical Supervisor

    I have been working at Shaw Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    All work was being done per work packages and drawings done by the companies own planners and design engineers.

    Cons

    Other supervisors were getting involvrd in other supvisors work and not paying attension to thier own. There was an other first line supervisor that was very unprofeessional to the craft and other supervisors, the same person would not reconize the safety barriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to train supervisors on more on the safety of all work enviroments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, company provides diverse energy services to customers

    Cons

    Retirement could be better, new employee inclusion could be improved

  8.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Safety Supervisor in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Safety Supervisor in La Porte, TX

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great benefits

    Cons

    Slow pay raises not able to make a lateral move

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hour. Good experience. Friendly working place. Good work / life balance. Good training.

    Cons

    Management was not good, not considering for employee. sometime pressure work load. Benefits is getting worse.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    CAE Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for

    Cons

    Undervalued employees, wish would have allowed telecommutting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn a lot about business.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    A ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

    Cons

    A ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

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