Shaw Group

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Shaw Group Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
146 Reviews

3.0
146 Reviews
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
73 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.  

    Good first job out of school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    The projects were enjoyable. Office location in downtown was great. Coworkers were fine to work with. Being a large company the benefits and initial compensation were OK.

    Cons

    Work opportunities shifted to the worksite (SC, GA) and compensation for relocation was uncertain. Promotions and advancement were slow to come by which drove many employees to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of the 'producers' and do a better job promoting from within to help with retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pipefitter/Foreman  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Pipefitter/Foreman in Charlotte, NC

    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
  3.  

    Good company, but not an old company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scheduler
    Former Employee - Scheduler

    Pros

    Good benifits and pay scale

    Cons

    Small company and not that many years in business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good places to work at

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Foreman  in  Fulton, AR
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Fulton, AR

    Pros

    good boss to work with

    Cons

    too many boss on the same job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the rest of the work force know that is going on so they can help the job go easier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    senior engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    great oppotunity in career development, good working culture.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fight for your employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great group of journymen.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Foreman  in  Dickinson, MD
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Dickinson, MD

    Pros

    Great benefits for their employees.

    Cons

    Management was not able to work together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Department  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Training Department in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your past employees when staffing to fill future projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good employer

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    • 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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micro 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    AAA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    never knew which personality CEO would bring to work

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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