Shaw Group Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
153 Reviews
3.1
153 Reviews
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
77 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    ironworkers/welders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ironworker/Welder in Saint Paul, VA
    Former Employee - Ironworker/Welder in Saint Paul, VA

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the best in the world.

    Cons

    second too ,in the world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great team work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Provided me with lots of experience.

    Cons

    large company can feel insignificant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue supporting your employees

  3.  

    great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pipefitter/Foreman in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Pipefitter/Foreman in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work enviroment and safety comes first

    Cons

    there is nothing at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is nothing at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Structural Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Lead Structural Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of work, good projects, good co workers

    Cons

    All good , can not think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some more projects!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Project Manager at Nuclear Power Plant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS

    I worked at Shaw Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great salary and people in the construction group.

    Cons

    You have to relocate as jobs complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide quality leadership as in the past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Respectable company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Timekeeper in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Timekeeper in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is better than I expected and the management were by the book. They didn't take shortcuts to accomplish anything faster, including safety. Highly commendable. Great online training program.

    Cons

    I was laid off because the contract ended and there was no where else for me to go to work but such is life in the throes of construction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Civil Field Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Field Engineer I in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Civil Field Engineer I in Aiken, SC

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a lot of very friendly and well rounded people working for it. It has project locations all around the world so you can travel if you want. They also have work in many different construction industries.

    Cons

    They have some communication issues, at least on the project I am currently working on but the people are very accommodating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    1have had a good work experence with shaw

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrician in Cliffside, NC
    Former Employee - Electrician in Cliffside, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    shaw has a good safthty record

    Cons

    former pepole who for shaw having ahard time returnning back to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    job seekers need more contacts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS

    I have been working at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Exciting place to work, plenty of challanges, lots of change, dynamic enviorment

    Cons

    Long hours, little time to get home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the procurement process, it is too difficult to purchase parts at the end phase of the project, more craft training around work order closures and QC hold points. this traing must be done at project start. Not doing this is costly to client durring close out, will hurt future work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    shaw is one of the best employer that I have worket for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gen Foreman in Saint Paul, VA
    Former Employee - Gen Foreman in Saint Paul, VA

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    The safety program's they have & good training, I had some very good experience's working for the shaw group in Pueblo Colorado & Virginia the company cares about people & family

    Cons

    You hav to travl the world with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Liisten to your employees out in the feild

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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