Shaw Group Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
148 Reviews
3.0
148 Reviews
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
74 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.  

    Overall it was a good experience

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    Current Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Staff, and many online trainings to be done at your leasure

    Cons

    I am currently on my second furlough in 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out more for your dedicated employees when job contract ends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not fully investigate all matters and is not fair in doing so.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay with opportunities to progress

    Cons

    sucky employees to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get someone who actually knows what the hell they are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job out of school

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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  5.  

    great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Pipefitter/Foreman  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Pipefitter/Foreman in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group as a contractor for less than a 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
  6.  

    Good company, but not an old company

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    Former Employee - Scheduler
    Former Employee - Scheduler

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benifits and pay scale

    Cons

    Small company and not that many years in business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  8.  

    good places to work at

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

    I worked at Shaw Group for more than a year

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great group of journymen.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Foreman  in  Dickinson, MD
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Dickinson, MD

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits for their employees.

    Cons

    Management was not able to work together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micro management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time for less than a year

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Department  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Training Department in Cincinnati, OH

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

    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

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