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Stressful, once is enough

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Current Employee - Procurement Specialist
Current Employee - Procurement Specialist

I have been working at Shaw Group

Pros

Some good opportunity for learning the ways and means of a corporate office

Cons

Good old boy ways rule this kingdom, very old school and very cut throat

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Shaw Group

  1.  

    Not a positive place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Salary's are fine. Benefits are okay. There are some very talented workers there and the people at the worker level are great, people really care about each other. Has been a great place to work "in the past".

    Cons

    Have not received anything but "small" projects or feed projects for over 4 years. Layers of top management, layoffs have been extensive but none of the management has been included. Morale is at rock bottom and yet management still remains totally aloof from the workers. There are now other companies with projects that are hiring so employees are able to escape to more positive environments, all to the loss of the company. 401K match is one of the worst in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the current Executives and bring in management that recognizes the true value of the company are the talents of the employees and it takes both the management and the employees to make a company successful. The attitude that the management is superior to the employees needs to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Very disorganized and stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Job opportunities, travel, large projects that are discussed at the national and international level.

    Cons

    Young staff with too much responsibility, far lower pay than competitors, bad benefits, high stress and low recognition of effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shaw has a large presence internationally, but has had so many growing pains in the last 10 years that the old systems no longer work. They are trying to fix this by hiring managers from other companies, but they just keep shifting which other EPC firm they are trying to imitate. First it was Duke Fluor Daniels, and now it is Bechtel. Stone and Webster had its own style that needs to return.

    Disapproves of CEO
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