Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with good HR and benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 8 years)

    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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist

    I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Fort Rucker, AL
    Former Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Fort Rucker, AL

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than an year)

    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
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  5.  

    An average to above-average place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Procurement Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  7.  

    Satisfied with plenty of work and flexibility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on communication and developing your employees skill set

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great. No bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good, but easily could have been better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  10.  

    Easy yet boring

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good overall experience for an entry level engineer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

    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

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