Shaw Group

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Not the worst, but far from the best.

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Current Employee - Automation Tech
Current Employee - Automation Tech

I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Pay is fair. Management in LA is non existent in this remote location. Unless the customer complains, corp forgets we exist.

Cons

Benefits are somewhat below average. Health insurance is costly and corp mindset is skewed towards construction, forgetting we are contract maintenance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bite the bullet and give benefits that are good enough to recrute and keep good people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I don't recommend this company

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Your next work place cannot be worse

    Cons

    Shaw Group in Charlotte has been always going through waves of instability. If you are mentally very strong, this is a great place for you. You will never know who sits in the office the next day and you will never understand who is really in charge of what. Some of the policies cannot even be carried out despite HR's policy on the paper.Like other design companies, each engineering division has a chief. It is concerning that recently almost all the chiefs are from other companies, and they have no understanding of the nature of nuclear or fossil business, or engineering for that matter. One chief even doesn't have a college degree, using not only unprofessional language, but does not have a basic command of the English language, writing annual reviews that were full of typos. It isn't uncommon either that managers shout loudly at employees. Unhealthy culture spreads to the bottom level employees. If you stay in Charlotte office, most probably there has been no raise for three years. Huge number of engineers left the company and I am one of them. As time goes on, the company will eventually be run into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is top heavy, with a culture towards frontline engineers that is dismissive at best. For an engineering company to recruit and retain talent, they must be treated as if they are valued by the company. Shaw had wave of hiring during the 08' crisis because they were the only one with contracts, but as the economy improves there has been an exodus of the most skilled workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre management in a mediocre company

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    Current Employee - Chemical Process Safety Engineer in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Safety Engineer in Aiken, SC

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is not much in way of positive feedback on this organization. Work schedule used to be flexible (4X10s), and afforded flexibility; switched over to 9/80 schedule without explanation.

    Cons

    Senior management is too self-centered. Pay a lot of lip service to catch-phrases and buzzwords. Very little effort is made to improve the situation regarding mobility and/or opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to the highest bidder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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