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Some growing pains as company tries to move beyond just construction.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant III
Current Employee - Consultant III
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Shaw Group full-time

Pros

Shaw is a large employer and thus has some of the benefits you would expect from any large company. They offer 401k matching 50% of your contribution up to 3% of your salary, health insurance, relocation and sign-on benefits, decent time off, and fairly stable and predictable jobs.

Cons

For a major company, the health benefits are rather pitiful and a source of major complaint amongst my coworkers. The company started as a construction firm, but now has some aspects of facility operations, the contrast in focus of those two aspects can cause conflict. A great deal of emphasis is placed on whether or not things work, rather than how they should work.

Advice to Management

Improve your health insurance coverage and other benefits. The advantage of a company as large and diverse as Shaw is the ability to quickly move talant where it is needed; if your employees want to relocate but see your competitors offering better wages and benefits, they will leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Shaw Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    OK company with OK pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electro-mechanical Tech in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Electro-mechanical Tech in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part as long as you stay busy no one bothers you OK pay Management is flexible with time off and understandable of family emergency's Laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    No set salary (10+ guys here with the same degree all had gotten hired at different pay scales!?!?) Very little to no training program set in place Multi management poor management management disconnected from shop employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    its better than being unemployed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    steady work ... have looked at my screen for fifteen minutes trying come up with something else to say but got nothing

    Cons

    must be genetically qualified to advance no communication between front office and craft workers double work leading to more double work


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