Shaw Group
2.9 of 5 145 reviews
www.shawgrp.com Baton Rouge, LA 5000+ Employees

Shaw Group Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014

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44% Approve of the CEO

Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.

James M. Bernhard Jr.

(72 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company while it lasted

    Electrical Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Stoughton, MA

    ProsLarge 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNone that I am aware of

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone that I am aware of.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, but not an old company

    Scheduler (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benifits and pay scale

    ConsSmall company and not that many years in business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great group of journymen.

    General Foreman (Former Employee)
    Dickinson, MD

    ProsGreat benefits for their employees.

    ConsManagement was not able to work together.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!

    Training Department (Former Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementDon't forget your past employees when staffing to fill future projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great working environment with highly safety driven and knowledgeable associates.

    Maintenance Construction Planner (Former Employee)
    San Clemente, CA

    Prosgreat chance of advancement, Sound safety working environment and the learning potential is outstanding. Management is committed and responsible. Would love to the chance to work with them again.

    ConsAs in any maintenance / construction environment, the cons of any contracted company is The cons are dependent on the way the client views the contract company, I have been with several companies that the client could not find any better support and then there has been times that the client feels that the support has been forced upon them and is resentful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should interact more with the core or working personnel. A little more recognition of individual achievements and tokes of appreciation for the employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsGood benefits and, salary great folks to work for.

    ConsJjob can be eliminated no matter how long you have been there

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever get to comfortable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    no pressure, nice managers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPretty good hourly rate for an unskilled position
    the Project Managers were not too demanding about attendance, and understanding if there were conflicts in scheduling work
    People were generally good natured and kind

    Conspressure to work more increased a bit as the project deadline approached
    there was not a lot of regular feedback about whether we were doing a good job or not, which could have improved performance if it was provided.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI didn't interact much with the upper management, but I think they could have been more motivating and helped us feel like a team that was accomplishing something important, which would have improved attendance and performance on the job.

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    Senior CADD Designer (Former Employee)
    Centennial, CO

    ProsGreat place to work most of them good people, Good projects long term projects. I worked for three different divisions E&I, Plant Services and Nuclear in the nine years I was there.

    ConsHR plays and thinks they are GOD.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to diversify in to more different job markets like URS and CH2M Hill. Just power and Environmental Fed work is not enough. Open your eyes to the changing job market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Been good to me

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy to move ahead if you are a good employee.

    ConsCommunication can be improved and the office politics is silly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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