Shaw Group

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Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in New Rochelle, NY
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in New Rochelle, NY

I worked at Shaw Group

Pros

Every other Friday off which is good. Pretty good people and the hierarchy doesn't feel too exaggerated.

Cons

Feel like a number a lot of the times.

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    Good pay, bad 401(k), Uncertain future

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    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Worldwide opportunities if you are willing to travel.

    They paid me very well right out of college and trusted me with quite a bit of responsibility pretty quickly. This made me feel like they recognized my talents, which is nice.

    People are nice and most are good about answering any "stupid" questions I have from lack of experience.

    There are some very qualified and experienced people that have been "headhunted" from other companies, but it gives the impression that jumping from company to company is the way to move up.

    Cons

    Like most large engineering/construction companies, you have to be on a Project to stay on board. For example, 80% of my office got laid off in the two years since we haven't won a project.

    401(k) is very weak compared to similar companies. They only match 50 cents on the dollar and you have to work 5 years to get 100% vested

    Company feels publicly owned and impersonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that they be more informative about future opportunities and projects, but when you aren't winning any, keeping employees in the dark is the only way to keep them... for awhile.

    Try to keep away from risky lump sum jobs as much as you can. Billable jobs are the safe way to go.

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    Great place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for job growth. The company is growing and a lot of the managers work hard to help you grow professionally.

    Cons

    The business seems to be very up and down and at times there is a good old boy mentality that can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to always work hard to develop your younger staff and do not forget the senior staff who helped you get to the top.

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