Shaw Group Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
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Pros
  • people oriented, pays very well, good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Being a large company the benefits and initial compensation were OK (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There is NO training for junior engineers (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of communication concerning management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sourcing Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well known engineering procurement construction (EPC) fortune 500

    Cons

    Pay scale was below average


  2. Opportunity for Challenging Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with some of the top professionals and specialists from the industry

    Cons

    Long commute to work, and not enough external professional training


  3. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy sometimes created frustration
    Lack of communication between corporate and field


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  5. Great company for entrepreneur spirit within a Fortune 500 setting.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to chase profitable prospects, thinking outside the box, lively environment. This company is focused on "the next big thing" which is nice for an often stagnant industry.

    Cons

    This is not the place for those who are dogmatic about processes and procedures are the traditional corporate environment. Remember it is an amalgamation of parts and understanding the history of the individuals is important to get along.

    Advice to Management

    Now that it is sold to CB&I, it is going to be an interesting integration exercise. CB&I should not take this lightly.


  6. Family Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    One of the best company's to work for, no matter what your title was you felt like what you did made a difference. Everyone worked really well together.

    Cons

    Very high stress and fast paced work environment, a lot of times OT was mandatory. Unfortunately this company was bought out and the new CEO/VP's did not encompass that safe work environment


  7. Good company while it lasted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Stoughton, MA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Stoughton, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunity for those who like to travel. The exposure to subject matter experts is incredible so there will never be a technical question left open. I worked for Shaw for 6+ years and really enjoyed my co-workers and the overall experience.

    Cons

    The company is made up of multiple satellite engineering offices and the distribution of projects and, by default, exposure to new engineering opportunity became less and less evenly distributed across those offices despite relevant experience and competencies. The down side to not being willing to travel and not being located at engineering headquarters.


  8. Great place to work at.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best balance between work and home, one can find.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Advice to Management

    None that I am aware of.


  9. Good company, but not an old company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler
    Former Employee - Scheduler

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benifits and pay scale

    Cons

    Small company and not that many years in business


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great group of journymen.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Dickinson, MD
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Dickinson, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits for their employees.

    Cons

    Management was not able to work together.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Department in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Training Department in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Pros

    The people were very friendly and encouraging, made for a great experience, and they have great benefits! I worked for them for 5 yrs and would go back in a heartbeat if they had an opening in my field.

    Cons

    The only con I had was that my project came to an end and I was discouraged to learn there were no openings at any of their other projects for a Training Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your past employees when staffing to fill future projects.



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