Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Miserable Place to Work

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    • 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.


  2. joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (Less than a year)

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    show up and collect a paycheck, keep mouth shut about out of date practices and those on pedestal, hope funding continues because you are disposable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

    continue lining your pocket at the cost of others


  3. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Under utilized, degraded, and unappreciated

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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 Management

    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


  6. good people, horrible management

    Former Employee - Scientist IIII in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Scientist IIII in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    depth of knowledge of technical staff.

    Cons

    poorly lead middle and upper management.

    Advice to Management

    stop cycling through every "hot" idea that comes out


  7. Techs not valued. Simply a consumable item.

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

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    • 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.


  9. Just an opinion

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    • 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.


  10. Underpaid long time employee

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    • 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.


  11. Entry pay OK.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwego, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwego, LA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with employees.



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