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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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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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProvided me with lots of experience.

    Conslarge company can feel insignificant

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue supporting your employees

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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 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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    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Port Gibson, MS

    ProsGreat salary and people in the construction group.

    ConsYou have to relocate as jobs complete.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide quality leadership as in the past.

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

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    Respectable company

    Timekeeper (Current Employee)
    Beaumont, TX

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsI 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.

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

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    Civil Field Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Aiken, SC

    ProsThe 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.

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

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

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    1have had a good work experence with shaw

    Electrician (Former Employee)
    Cliffside, NC

    Prosshaw has a good safthty record

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

    Advice to Senior Managementjob seekers need more contacts

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

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    Excellent place to Work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Port Gibson, MS

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

    ConsLong hours, little time to get home

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Gen Foreman (Former Employee)
    Saint Paul, VA

    ProsThe 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

    ConsYou hav to travl the world with them

    Advice to Senior ManagementLiisten to your employees out in the feild

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience for new engineer

    Civil/Structure Intern (Current Employee)
    Aiken, SC

    ProsBig company with lots of opportunities, including many locations available for transfer. The HR is very friendly and willing to assist. Work as intern is an educational experience with challenges without imposing too much unwanted stress.

    ConsHard to assess downsides of the company. Worked there for a brief period of time as a temp. intern. Definitely would consider a full-time position with the Shaw Group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management appears to be excellent, down-to-earth individuals. Again, hard to assess much in the brief work period however, management appears to be highly motatived and example-setting. Seemingly a pleasant group to work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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