Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
Updated May 2, 2014
21 Reviews

2.9
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with good HR and benefits.

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    Former Employee - Records Manager  in  Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Hazelwood, MO

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, team oriented co-workers. The company benefits were very reasonable for cost and offered a scale for single and family options. The managers at the site I worked with were the best I have ever worked with in a company.

    Cons

    Short contract work. At the end of the contract with the Corps of Engineers there would be no available place to go. There was not a lunch or break area, so workers at offsite or at their desks and were constantly interrupted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to really consider advancement from within, instead of filling the position and then announcing the vacancy with it already filled behind the scenes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Inspector  in  Fort Rucker, AL
    Former Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Fort Rucker, AL

    Pros

    Pay, time home, with family

    Cons

    Some Personnel were not as nice as they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Frequent Pay raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, but easily could have been better.

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    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Knoxville, TN

    Pros

    Very little, if any; management involvement in daily activities.

    Cons

    Very thing has to be approved by a Vice President or above. They either do not know how to delegate authority or are afraid to delegate authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to delegate authority. Chasing for Vice Presidents to get signatures for routine business matters is a waste of money / time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An average to above-average place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I

    Pros

    A solid company with generally nice and professional people.

    Cons

    Poor or absent raises most years. Too much emphasis on billable work; not enough focus on professional development/training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage coorperation between offices and business groups to more fully utilize company resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Under utilized, degraded, and unappreciated

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    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The only pro that remained while I worked at Shaw was that I was employed and my home was less then 10 minutes away. I also met a few great people.

    Cons

    Micro Management; HR inconsistencies; No appreciation; Poor moral; Failure to train new employee's properly; Stone age processes; No willingness to embrace new ideas and processes. Failure to recognize a good job, and reward for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the sand and realize that the people in the field are the ones that should be applauded for their hard work. Not punished

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Procurement Manager

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Trenton, NJ

    Pros

    People are really good to work with, and try to work as a team.

    Cons

    Was recently bought by CBI, Might be a good thing, but....
    A little more communication would be appreciated, and consistency of information when given. However, you can probably say that about most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update purchasing computer system.
    Be consistent with information.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lucrative if you travel, for the most part this company does not care about its employees and management is subpar.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Knoxville, TN

    Pros

    I met some really great people and learned different aspects of the environmental field that I had not been involved in before which padded my resume.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travel involved, and when a project is over have fun trying to find other projects to jump on board with so that you aren't charging your time to overhead. Also there were certain staff who are known to cause problems throughout the company and have so for years with their inappropriate behavior which created an unfriendly and hostile work environment and have run several new staff off but management turns a blind eye to the problem staff person and actually makes excuses for them and doesn't want to deal with the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to communicate effectively with your subordinates and give employees opportunities to be involved in different projects. If you want to retain new employees, provide some training and give feedback so that they know how they are doing. Also, if several new employees have left after a short time and it all points back to working for a specific project manager and everyone in the office knows it, don't you think you should pay more attention to the common denominator here. Stop burying your heads in the sand and deal with the issue. A good manager should be able to so effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    joke

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    show up and collect a paycheck, keep mouth shut about out of date practices and those on pedestal, hope funding continues because you are disposable

    Cons

    horrible work environment, cheap management, black mold growing in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue lining your pocket at the cost of others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good overall experience for an entry level engineer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Diverse, interesting projects, fun work environment, access to technology and resources, great peer group/team working relationships. Fair Salaries (if you negotiate), flexible hours, and travel opportunities. If you can find an advocate in the upper managment structure, you can do well.

    Cons

    Constant M&A integration and re-organization. No apparent long-term vision. Never ending cycle of middle management changes. Poor implementation of mentorship and staff development programs. Bitter employees of acquired firms that were not integrated into corporate could create a poisonous work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better integration of professionals from acquired companies, you purchased them for a reason, integrate them or help them move on. Build bridges between entry level staff and technical and operations management, the generation gap is widening and will become a real problem in the next decade. Stop the management roller coaster, and keep employees informed, our generation is the driven by the 24 hour news cycle; if you don't provide information on the vision and direction of the company on a consistent basis or follow through on previous management plans you will not be able to maintain a connected, dedicated workforce.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lot of field work under the hot sun and cold winters......95% field work, 5% office

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    stable employer and nice office atmosphere.

    Cons

    no hikes regularly, lot of BS in performance review...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please encourage jr staff about the assignments clearly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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