Shaw Group Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
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  1. Need to recognize the difference between the "grunts" and leadership groups

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay...not outstanding, Not much else to say......not a bad place to work, but certainly not a great place.

    Cons

    lack of flexible hours for leadership groups / limited holidays / non-paid funeral leave / lack of raises for leadership groups / treated same as the "grunts" / communication is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Treat your leadership groups (supervisors, planning, etc) as professionals not as grunts. Also, need more visits from off-site management....let us know you're interested & involved in what is going on at the site.....don't wait till you're the bearer of bad news.

  2. ironworker

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Ironworker in Hodges, SC
    Former Employee - Journeyman Ironworker in Hodges, SC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stability, monetary gain,socialize with peers

    Cons

    Miss time with family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Trust their employees

  3. 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

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

    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 Management

    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"

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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Best forgotten

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    Pros

    They were your typical big company

    Cons

    They were your typical big company

  7. 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 Management

    Pay should be equal to each person

  8. highly experience organization

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    Current Contractor - Mechanical Supervisor
    Current Contractor - Mechanical Supervisor

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. 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

  10. Great learning experience

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great benefits

    Cons

    Slow pay raises not able to make a lateral move

  11. Ok place to work.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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