Shaw Group

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Shaw

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Shaw Group as a contractor

Pros

Great pay, professional work environment

Cons

Highly unstable; hired one day, fired the next

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Corporate, chain of command company often with poor management.

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    Current Employee - Car Coordinator in Irmo, SC
    Current Employee - Car Coordinator in Irmo, SC

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities. Great pay. If you kiss ass and know how to stay on everyone's good side (play the game, essentially), you will do well. Hopefully you start out with a boss that is easy to get a long with, or else you could be out early.

    Cons

    Poor management in a lot of places. Long chain of command to get anything done. A lot of the higher-ups basically had no idea what their staff was doing and actually had very little involvement in their actions. This caused the 2nd tier management to be overworked and stressed, taking it out on their staff. A LOT of miscommunication goes on, and when you go to ask a manager what exactly he/she means or how to start what they told you to, they seem to be annoyed that you don't already know how to do it or who to start talking to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management: Make sure the person below you can handle the workload that you are giving him/her. Also make sure things are actually on track and not just being swept under the rug.
    Middle management: Make sure that your team knows what to do, and if they ask you questions, make sure that they really understand the first time and don't just act like they do, only to come back an hour later for clarification. Also, don't micromanage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Boston MA & Centennial CO Offices

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    Former Employee - Civil Structural Engineer IV ( Senior Structural) in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Engineer IV ( Senior Structural) in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Higher than average salary. Good projects when they had them. Serious work environment.

    Cons

    Too much overtime, and time for do-overs but not to get the project right the first go around. Lost credibility with clients do to overcharging relative to competitors, and hence lost projects and clients over it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to value for the client, than to value for senior management stockholders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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