Shaw Group

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Worst work experience, ever

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

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

Pros

I was able to escape to a better place with my dignity and professional reputation intact.

Cons

This place is a cesspool. Run from any job offers-do not believe anything you are told about opportunity, work-life balance, etc. Pay and benefits are abysmal - all this from a Fortune 500 company. The Shaw Group would make an excellent Harvard Business Review case study on how not to run an F500 company.

In the corporate office, senior management is only interested in lining pockets and typically doesn't understand the functions assigned (promotions are given on the basis of personal relationship rather than skill, knowledge or leadership ability...or how well-liked one is by the C-Suite. Not questioning the ethical or legal consequences of C-Suite whims and desires is a sure way to get promoted into the esteemed climes of Senior Management). HR is perhaps the most dysfunctional function in the entire company - absolutely no leadership, vision or knowledge of how a company (much less an F500 company) should manage human capital.

Hopefully the new ownership sees the company and lack of skilled workforce for what it is and cleans house.

If you are reading this as an employer considering hiring a Shaw employee, be careful if the candidate has been there for any length of time and considers themselves successful. Anyone who has built a career and climbed the ranks at Shaw has done so in a skullduggerous and vicious culture, and will likely not understand that such tactics typically don't bring success in the real world.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

From the top down (yes, the horrific culture started with the C Suite and is pervasive throughout the company, even down to the surly support staff), there is no leadership, that's the problem.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top heavy organization with cliques and favorites

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, decent locations, some opportunities to work in the field.

    Cons

    Top-heavy organization, little opportunity to move up in the organization, cliques tend to rule, no morale. Management isn't sure how to improve group cohesion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The age (and experience) gap between management and engineer is vast. Look on all young engineers equally as opportunities to grow your group and morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not the worst, but far from the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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