Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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  1. An average to above-average place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (More than 5 years)

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable employer and nice office atmosphere.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage jr staff about the assignments clearly.


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    Miserable Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    In 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 Management

    Think 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.


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  5. Underpaid long time employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist IIII in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist IIII in Lawrenceville, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to work with benifits and vacation.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Satisfied with plenty of work and flexibility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Focus on communication and developing your employees skill set


  7. Techs not valued. Simply a consumable item.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Home leave is paid by the Company.

    Cons

    If 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 Management

    Take 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.


  8. Better than my last job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a Government job

    Cons

    It is Unorganized at times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    I 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?


  10. Smoke and mirrors

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff level technical professionals and project managers do a good job

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to integrity


  11. Just an opinion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator
    Current Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are good and talented people working at Shaw. Company is worldwide and across the United States.

    Cons

    A few directors in the Contracts Administration will share gossip to others. Leadership of the department as a whole is completely unsupportive. Raises average 2% or less. New company philosophy is do to more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Come down into the weeds and meet your employees.



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