Shaw Group
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Shaw Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2014
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Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

Interviewed at Shaw Group

Interview Details – Phone call interview. Then in-person interview with 3 higher level managers.

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Millwright Interview

Millwright
Westlake, LA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Shaw Group in July 2009.

Interview Details – Take their aptitude test and just smile and be friendly.

Interview Question – Do you think you are qualified for this job?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Set pay for journeymen.

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Engineer I Interview

Engineer I

Interviewed at Shaw Group

Interview Details – Met shaw group contact at my college career fair. After some initial discussion agreed to interview the day after the career fair.

I was mainly asked about my senior design project and courses I was taking. The interview was very informal and I left very comfortable with the reviewer.

After speaking for a while I was offered a position at their Boston location. I am still considering the offer.

Interview Question – How my senior design project was relevant to modern power generation.   Answer Question

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Human Resources Interview

Human Resources

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Shaw Group.

Interview Details – phone interview, no technical discussions, no specific

Interview Question – not related to work area   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Houston, TX

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Shaw Group in February 2013.

Interview Details – Had two interviews in 2 months, waited another month 1/2 without any decision

Interview Question – N/A   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Internship Interview

Internship
Baton Rouge, LA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Shaw Group in December 2012.

Interview Details – Shaw contacted me for an interview for an internship position in their IT department. During the interview I talk to two different people. The first person I talk to was the main supervisor of the department I was interviewing for and the second was with the person I would be directly under. The questions were mainly focused on my resume and past experience. They asked a a lot about the classes I was taking or have taken and even my familiarity with POs and other financial documents. I ended up not getting the interview but I think it's because I lacked the accounting experience they were looking for.

Interview Question – Give an example of and explain a case study from your corporate finance class that you found most interesting. (After tell them my corporate finance class was my favorite class.)   Answer Question

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Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Shaw Group in June 2009.

Interview Details – Interview process was typical of Large AE

Interview Question – All questions were typical   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fairly typical honest and forthcoming

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Cost Analyst Interview

Cost Analyst
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Shaw Group in June 2008.

Interview Details – Multi level interview

Interview Question – None   View Answer

Negotiation Details – not much

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Lead Records Information Manager Interview

Lead Records Information Manager
Charlotte, NC

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Shaw Group in May 2008.

Interview Details – Very simple. The director knew me from another company. She called me, made an offer & I was hired as soon as I accepted.

Interview Question – Original salary offered was not enough to make me move for the job. I had to say no a few times before enough money was offered to get me to leave the competitor & go work for Shaw.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I said no about 3-4 times until they called & said they were offering me the absolute maximum for that position.

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Engineer Interview

Engineer
Hopewell, VA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Shaw Group in June 2012.

Interview Details – I interviewed with a Shaw manager, but had a chance to meet people from both Shaw and Honeywell. I sat down with several engineers and had the opportunity to ask questions and see the different positions.

Interview Question – I don't remember any questions being too difficult or unexpected. A fairly straight forward interview   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations for internship, hourly wage is set by corporate

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