Shaw Group Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
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Pros
  • people oriented, pays very well, good work life balance (in 6 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)

  • Very little to no training program set in place (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Sourcing Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well known engineering procurement construction (EPC) fortune 500

    Cons

    Pay scale was below average

  2. Need to recognize the difference between the "grunts" and leadership groups

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay...not outstanding, Not much else to say......not a bad place to work, but certainly not a great place.

    Cons

    lack of flexible hours for leadership groups / limited holidays / non-paid funeral leave / lack of raises for leadership groups / treated same as the "grunts" / communication is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Treat your leadership groups (supervisors, planning, etc) as professionals not as grunts. Also, need more visits from off-site management....let us know you're interested & involved in what is going on at the site.....don't wait till you're the bearer of bad news.

  3. ironworker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Journeyman Ironworker in Hodges, SC
    Former Employee - Journeyman Ironworker in Hodges, SC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stability, monetary gain,socialize with peers

    Cons

    Miss time with family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Trust their employees

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  5. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continue to Treat employees well

    Cons

    Always treat employees well at all times

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat employees well

  6. Vp construction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid org to work for

    Cons

    Too much travel away from home base

  7. Incompetent leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controller of the Nuclear Group in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Controller of the Nuclear Group in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, the other Directors were competent

    Cons

    The executive leadership was poor. Very condescending and dictatorial to work with on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your only asset, treat them fairly and with respect and your company will flourish.

  8. Good company, now part of CB&I

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People on the project level were generally good to work with. Pay was decent, hours were good. I enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Management on the top level was bad. Not a good situation for those having to report directly to these guys...

    Also, on the project side of things, there wasn't much to go to around 2012.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to give here, other than I'm glad I didn't have to deal with you. You got out and made your money while you could...good on you.

  9. Denver Power Group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineering in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Civil Engineering in Denver, CO

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. I worked with them for over 8 years. The Project teams were professional, Good salaries, Good opportunities

    Cons

    Upper Management / Corporate was short sighted and did not reacts soon enough to keep the Denver office occupied with contract work. Another Denver Engineering Office (Fluor, Bechtel, now Shaw) lost to management inability to actual do what their title say.

    Advice to Management

    It is sad to realize that a company with such a legacy (Stone & Webster) could be managed as just a playing piece of The board game "Monopoly"

  10. Opportunity for Challenging Work

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

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with some of the top professionals and specialists from the industry

    Cons

    Long commute to work, and not enough external professional training

  11. Project Accountant Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers were very friendly towards me and would either answer my questions or refer me to someone that could. I was paid overtime in the field either at time and half or straight-time overtime.

    Cons

    Upper Management likes to overhelm the staff. You work many of days late into the evening. There is also a lot of favoritism between senior management and subordinates. Thus, it's good to be on the good side of the person doing your yearly review.

    Advice to Management

    Management should better understand the workload of it's staff.

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