Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
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2.9 21 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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George P. Bevan

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Miserable Place to Work

    Staff Engineer I (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe company has a lot of different offices and project sites you can be transferred to. Some highly knowledgeable professionals that can provide guidance.

    ConsIn order to save face in front of the client, an employee can be fired and blamed for management mistakes. The company will not address severe human resource problems. On a project site, it is all dog-eat-dog.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink more extensively about how a project should be run. Make sure you have everything and everyone you need before launching into a contract. Please make a decision regarding poor management and/or poor practices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsLots of opportunities to do a variety of work, manager willing. Nice work atmosphere, great colleagues and flexible timing. Good Training in general, if necessary for a project they have provided reasonable support.

    ConsPay is not that great. No bonuses.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Entry pay OK.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Westwego, LA

    ProsGood benefits for full-time employees. Some benefits available for temporary employees.

    ConsPoor communication with HR. Sexist and racist e-mail frequently circulated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication with employees.

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    Underpaid long time employee

    Scientist IIII (Current Employee) Lawrenceville, NJ

    ProsA good place to work with benifits and vacation.

    ConsThe pay is way below the average for this area of the country.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't give executive bonuses when you don't give cost of living raises to the "troops" that perform the work.

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    Easy yet boring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood amount of time off, they offer 9-40 schedules so every other week you get a 3 day weekend which is nice

    ConsLots of work and overtime that you'll never get paid for, job is at time mind numbingly boring, very little employee appreciation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfied with plenty of work and flexibility

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to work with a wide array of projects, decent pay and flexibility

    ConsSub-par health insurance, some communications issues and little in-house employee skills training

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on communication and developing your employees skill set

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Techs not valued. Simply a consumable item.

    Technician (Current Employee)

    ProsHome leave is paid by the Company.

    ConsIf you rock the boat you will be punished. Forced time on the bench is the way to "teach you a lesson". Very hostile work place. Published Company policies are not followed by middle management. Coverups are also rampant.
    Layoffs occur with little or no notice.
    Full Perdiem is not paid to employees,rather a small portion, to cover the food element. The accomodation part is retained by the company and a hotel (of lesser value) is provided. No opportunity to find your own hotel. I do not know the legalities of this practice, but seems like its missapropriation of government funds.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at the middle management. There are numerous abuses of authority, with favoritism taking precident over performance. Workers have been penalised and lost jobs for "trying" to follow company policies. UXO Techs are a disposable commodity and are not valued, even though they are the profit makers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Better than my last job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a Government job

    ConsIt is Unorganized at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Shaw has been a very good place for me to work.

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee)

    Pros-it has had good opportunities for many people
    -challenging assignments are often available
    -very strong focus on safety and quality
    -good communications by management
    -good training programs

    Cons-sometimes there is a lot of travel
    -it's a very large and diverse organization; sometimes it's hard to figure out who you need to tall to about an issue

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think management has done a great job. However, it would be great if more briefings on the state of the company could be held, perhaps quarterly?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smoke and mirrors

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStaff level technical professionals and project managers do a good job

    ConsLess competence in management's capabilities as you move up the ladder

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to integrity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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