Shaw Group
2.9 of 5 145 reviews
www.shawgrp.com Baton Rouge, LA 5000+ Employees

Shaw Group Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014

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44% Approve of the CEO

Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.

James M. Bernhard Jr.

(72 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "people oriented, pays very well, good work life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great place to work most of them good people, Good projects long term projects"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good old boy ways rule this kingdom, very old school and very cut throat"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Long hours, little time to get home"
    in 4 reviews
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    Does not fully investigate all matters and is not fair in doing so.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and pay with opportunities to progress

    Conssucky employees to work with

    Advice to Senior Managementget someone who actually knows what the hell they are doing

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

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    great company to work for

    Pipefitter/Foreman (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    Prosgood work enviroment and safety comes first

    Consthere is nothing at this time

    Advice to Senior Managementthere is nothing at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but not an old company

    Scheduler (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benifits and pay scale

    ConsSmall company and not that many years in business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good places to work at

    General Foreman (Former Employee)
    Fulton, AR

    Prosgood boss to work with

    Constoo many boss on the same job

    Advice to Senior Managementlet the rest of the work force know that is going on so they can help the job go easier.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    senior engineer

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    Prosgreat oppotunity in career development, good working culture.

    Consbenefit sucks, pay is average, and job stability wasn't there

    Advice to Senior Managementfight for your employee

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

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    Great group of journymen.

    General Foreman (Former Employee)
    Dickinson, MD

    ProsGreat benefits for their employees.

    ConsManagement was not able to work together.

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

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    Great company to work for!

    Training Department (Former Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsThe people were very friendly and encouraging, made for a great experience, and they have great benefits! I worked for them for 5 yrs and would go back in a heartbeat if they had an opening in my field.

    ConsThe only con I had was that my project came to an end and I was discouraged to learn there were no openings at any of their other projects for a Training Manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget your past employees when staffing to fill future projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Micro management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOverall good company, has some benefits. It's a job.

    ConsMicro Management of certain employees. If you are not in the clique, you are not made to feel welcome. Boring and dead end jobs that goes no where. This company is rated low for a reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people do the job you hired them to do without making them feel like you are a kid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    AAA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood pay; good workplace the farther your job was from CEO

    Consnever knew which personality CEO would bring to work

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    Good employer

    Lead Structural Engineer (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsLots of work, good projects, good co workers

    ConsAll good , can not think of any cons

    Advice to Senior Managementget some more projects!

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

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