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Great internship

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Former Employee - Intern in Stoughton, MA
Former Employee - Intern in Stoughton, MA

I worked at Shaw Group

Pros

The people working there are great very friendly.
The pay was very generous for an internship.
Interesting work, sometimes tedious.

Cons

Tedious work.
Work sometimes seems insignificant.

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  1. Good company, but should promote more from within

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    Former Employee - Compliance Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Compliance Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Good Fortune 500 company recognition
    Nice corporate office ammenities
    Good benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.
    Lots of different business lines, opportunities and projects
    Good training program that offers professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Department tended to not promote employees from within, but hired outside with higher salaries.
    Department position did not have any opportunities for advancement.
    Salary too low in comparision with region and with other employees in department.
    Environment seemed to be too tied to how much the middle management liked you, rather than based on employee performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting more from within, especially in HR, would show more respect and trust in employees. Build up talent management program and ensure leadership is not acting politically and being more diverse in employment decisions. Employee engagement surveys are very important to implement to gauge how employees feel about the company and could bring more productivity.

    Approves of CEO
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    Raises not reflective of project performance/cost of living. Lack of communication w/ upper & project mgt.

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Findlay, OH

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Projects were challenging. Fellow employees were great to work with w/ a positive work environment.

    Cons

    It was difficult to get assigned to projects. Project managers contact you & then cancel your part in the project. If you weren't on many projects, your annual review suffered negatively & if you had too much administrative time you were subject to layoff or termination. "Good old boy" philosophy within the company. A dysfunction between management and field personnel w/ poor communication between Shaw upper & lower mgt. Constructive criticism often not appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the field employees say and how these people make the project work. Involve them in proposals. Excessive time spent by project management on proposals & with the wheel constantly getting reinvented.

    Doesn't Recommend
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