Shawmut Design and Construction

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Shawmut Design and Construction Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience at Shawmut was excellent and learned a great deal from collegues and leaders who care for their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Benefits and Payroll in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Benefits and Payroll in Boston, MA

    I worked at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity is not just a buzz word at Shawmut. They care; benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Not many at all to speak of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has been challenging, engaging, and overall fulfilling.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Estimator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Estimator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not only is Shawmut a respectable name in the industry and is great to be associated with, but the people and culture are what make every day enjoyable. Benefits are very generous. Perks are consistent enough to keep everyone happy. Training through lunch and learns and other methods give a great feeling of the high value they put on personal growth.

    Cons

    At times, long hours can be required to make a deadline. Sometimes delayed actions can lead to a "crunch time" scenario. I feel that better communication between departments would improve overall workflow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between departments and keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to Work For

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shawmut Design and Construction

    Pros

    Room for growth, Great people, Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Political executive structure, separation between field and office.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    very ambiguous about my opinion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PM in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PM in New York, NY

    I have been working at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have found great talent here, as well as people who's only talent is to keep employed

    Cons

    Institutionalized disorganization. Leadership is too busy to set the tone, mentor subordinates or improve operation systems. There is a disconnect between hierarchies, which means demands sometimes are unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow the speed until you get it right. People will not share their discontent when overstressed, they will jump ship before doing that

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for growth

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    Former Employee - Project Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Executive in Boston, MA

    I worked at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity, ability to travel and work in new places, lots of responsibility to those that want it.

    Cons

    Work is very fast paced and expectations can be unreasonable at times. Management is usually spread too thin leading to less support than desirable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control growth and continue hiring mid to senior level roles to supplement growth from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibility very early in position, allowed to be heavily involved with all aspects of project management, able to work with several different PMs. Great culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, cover job site nights and weekends, thought that my efforts might get recognized by senior management - they did not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the staff which facilitates the success of your projects and ensure their satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Strong Construction Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Project Management Rotation in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Construction Project Management Rotation in New York, NY

    I worked at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Projects, Nice Offices, good Benefits, overall a fun company to work for

    Cons

    uncompetitive Salaries, too corporate, Not enough value held for construction experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more reward and promotion potential for overachievers. Put more emphasis on construction and/or leadership experience instead of just formal education. Being a construction company they should be looking to hire people with actual experience from the trades, and want to get into management. Hiring people with an impressive diploma does not help you build. All construction planning always appears to be fine until you're ready to build the job. If you have people working for you who have never built anything before, than there is no way they can manage the best way to build, or plan for pitfalls in design. Like I said not enough emphasis on construction experience as they do on education.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Never micromanaged, training is consistent, very culturally diverse, friendly, and great people. The worst days are better than the best days at my previous job.

    Cons

    Salary is low for what you do, work/life balance is tough with so many demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the salary in line with who you are employing. 3% raise a year regardless of performance is brutal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change is needed.

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

    I have been working at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive compensation. Seems to be a great working atmosphere in the office. A lot of community service and involvement with charities.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth and work life balance on the field side.
    There is a huge disconnect between the field and office. (us vs them)
    Lack of understanding regarding larger scale projects.
    There are no conversations from upper management regarding career development. Most likely because leadership does not believe in it / understand its importance / want to be ousted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul leadership / project management structure and personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great company to work for Construction Professionals; limited career for Admin / Support Roles"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Shawmut Design and Construction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was as a fast paced, high energy company and usually fun place place to work, access to management and to participate as much you wanted to

    Cons

    There was little growth for Corporate Services sides (IT, Office Services, Project Administrators) and a trend of Women in Admin and Men on Operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage good employees to stay with better pay and develop opportunities them rather than letting them leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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