Shaw Group Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
82 Ratings

Pros
  • people oriented, pays very well, good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Being a large company the benefits and initial compensation were OK (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There is NO training for junior engineers (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of communication concerning management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. LDAR Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, emphasis on safety, good benefits, generous with holidays and vacation, great opportunity for extra income through overtime, travel, etc.

    Cons

    No cons with this company. I enjoyed my time with Shaw. They provided me with everything I needed to do my job well and compensated me accordingly.


  2. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Cost Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls Cost Scheduler in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shaw Group

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

    Pros

    Good working enviroment Flexible hours Nice cafetiria Large parking lot

    Cons

    Low salary Not very good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Improve salary Improve benefitd


  3. qa specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC

    I worked at Shaw Group (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty good backing if your right.

    Cons

    Long sleeved rule. Management cares more if you have a cigarette off of break rather than getting the work done.

    Advice to Management

    You're never going to get things done if you hire rookies.


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  5. 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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. ironworker

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. 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


  10. Incompetent leadership

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    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.


  11. Good company, now part of CB&I

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    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.



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