Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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Lucrative if you travel, for the most part this company does not care about its employees and management is subpar.

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Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Knoxville, TN
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Knoxville, TN

I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than an year)

Pros

I met some really great people and learned different aspects of the environmental field that I had not been involved in before which padded my resume.

Cons

There is a lot of travel involved, and when a project is over have fun trying to find other projects to jump on board with so that you aren't charging your time to overhead. Also there were certain staff who are known to cause problems throughout the company and have so for years with their inappropriate behavior which created an unfriendly and hostile work environment and have run several new staff off but management turns a blind eye to the problem staff person and actually makes excuses for them and doesn't want to deal with the problem.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the time to communicate effectively with your subordinates and give employees opportunities to be involved in different projects. If you want to retain new employees, provide some training and give feedback so that they know how they are doing. Also, if several new employees have left after a short time and it all points back to working for a specific project manager and everyone in the office knows it, don't you think you should pay more attention to the common denominator here. Stop burying your heads in the sand and deal with the issue. A good manager should be able to so effectively.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    show up and collect a paycheck, keep mouth shut about out of date practices and those on pedestal, hope funding continues because you are disposable

    Cons

    horrible work environment, cheap management, black mold growing in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue lining your pocket at the cost of others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good overall experience for an entry level engineer.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

    Pros

    Diverse, interesting projects, fun work environment, access to technology and resources, great peer group/team working relationships. Fair Salaries (if you negotiate), flexible hours, and travel opportunities. If you can find an advocate in the upper managment structure, you can do well.

    Cons

    Constant M&A integration and re-organization. No apparent long-term vision. Never ending cycle of middle management changes. Poor implementation of mentorship and staff development programs. Bitter employees of acquired firms that were not integrated into corporate could create a poisonous work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better integration of professionals from acquired companies, you purchased them for a reason, integrate them or help them move on. Build bridges between entry level staff and technical and operations management, the generation gap is widening and will become a real problem in the next decade. Stop the management roller coaster, and keep employees informed, our generation is the driven by the 24 hour news cycle; if you don't provide information on the vision and direction of the company on a consistent basis or follow through on previous management plans you will not be able to maintain a connected, dedicated workforce.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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