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Project Management Intern

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Former Employee - Project Management Intern  in  Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Baton Rouge, LA

I worked at Shaw Group full-time for less than a year

Pros

Learn a lot about pipe fabrication and customer interactions

Cons

Can be dull at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

work out kinks in production, immediatly

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Benefits Suck!

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    Current Employee - Electrical Tech  in  Rockport, IN
    Current Employee - Electrical Tech in Rockport, IN

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can't really think of any pro's.

    Cons

    The benefits are horrible especially if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the benefits or no one will want to work for you company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to gain valuable experience if you can stand in a pit of rabid blame vipers without getting bit.

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    Former Employee - IT Support  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - IT Support in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good experience can be had if you can stomach the rampant insanity and almost blasphemous indifference to common sense

    Cons

    You will be exposed to a company that in practice cares little for its employees or about retaining them. People are viewed no different than any other commodity that that is required to do business. It is the lowest common denominator for employee/employer relationship where the only expectation is a paycheck which also serves to deliver the only form of respect you will receive.

     The medical coverage is horrid and expensive. There are no fringe benefits or even mainstream benefits for that matter. Annual raises (If they are given as the last several years have seen maybe 2) are very small and for the most part do not reflect employee performance or company performance. The work/family balance to Shaw means having family members available to watch your children and perform the needed details of your life so that you can work uninterrupted for hours on end.

    The environment is hostile to the point of referring to it as poisonous as employees are pitted against management in such a way as to remind you of the Roman Colosseum. This is repeated over and over between management levels to the point where for any misstep or unforeseen event, a storm of blame erupts as everyone involved scrambles ,not to solve or get beyond the situation, but to make sure blame does not fall on them regardless of what has to be done for that to be the case. This makes for a place of work where all that is needed to advance or keep your job, is to throw on a suit of blame Teflon concocted of half-truths, secrets, and behind closed door alliances. Common sense, good intentions, or what is correct or right does not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire company understanding of employee relationships needs to be rethought. Obviously some of what I have mentioned goes on at every place of work but rarely is it this concentrated. The HR dept needs to actually function on behalf of the employees and not just as a troop of double agents. From the top down, some sort of common respect and acknowledgement of effort needs to flow. The company needs to thrive because it's employees are not because it consumes them like food. The company gets away with all this yes, and business goes on but because of the fact it's one of 2 Fortune 500's in the state so often times there are few choices. But Shaw needs to move past this. There are many good and dedicated people working there, if they could be retained and then have their ranks added to vs. the every 2yr mass exodus I am sure the effect would be a huge increase in productivity and profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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