Shaw Group Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
154 Reviews
3.1
154 Reviews
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
78 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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  1.  

    Ok place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hour. Good experience. Friendly working place. Good work / life balance. Good training.

    Cons

    Management was not good, not considering for employee. sometime pressure work load. Benefits is getting worse.

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

    CAE Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for

    Cons

    Undervalued employees, wish would have allowed telecommutting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    The best balance between work and home, one can find.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I am aware of.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn a lot about business.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    A ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

    Cons

    A ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

  6.  

    Overall it was a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job out of school

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

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (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
  9.  

    great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

    Good company, but not an old company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (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

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