Shaw Group Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
153 Reviews
3.1
153 Reviews
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
77 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • people oriented, pays very well, good work life balance (in 5 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)

  • Long hours, little time to get home (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    highly experience organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Ok place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    CAE Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 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.

  9.  

    Overall it was a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Good Staff, and many online trainings to be done at your leasure

    Cons

    I am currently on my second furlough in 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out more for your dedicated employees when job contract ends

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

    Good first job out of school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    The projects were enjoyable. Office location in downtown was great. Coworkers were fine to work with. Being a large company the benefits and initial compensation were OK.

    Cons

    Work opportunities shifted to the worksite (SC, GA) and compensation for relocation was uncertain. Promotions and advancement were slow to come by which drove many employees to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of the 'producers' and do a better job promoting from within to help with retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    great oppotunity in career development, good working culture.

    Cons

    benefit sucks, pay is average, and job stability wasn't there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fight for your employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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