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  1. "Under utilized, degraded, and unappreciated"

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    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pro that remained while I worked at Shaw was that I was employed and my home was less then 10 minutes away. I also met a few great people.

    Cons

    Micro Management; HR inconsistencies; No appreciation; Poor moral; Failure to train new employee's properly; Stone age processes; No willingness to embrace new ideas and processes. Failure to recognize a good job, and reward for it.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand and realize that the people in the field are the ones that should be applauded for their hard work. Not punished


  2. "Procurement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are really good to work with, and try to work as a team.

    Cons

    Was recently bought by CBI, Might be a good thing, but....
    A little more communication would be appreciated, and consistency of information when given. However, you can probably say that about most companies.

    Advice to Management

    Update purchasing computer system.
    Be consistent with information.

  3. "Lucrative if you travel, for the most part this company does not care about its employees and management is subpar."

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I met some really great people and learned different aspects of the environmental field that I had not been involved in before which padded my resume.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travel involved, and when a project is over have fun trying to find other projects to jump on board with so that you aren't charging your time to overhead. Also there were certain staff who are known to cause problems throughout the company and have so for years with their inappropriate behavior which created an unfriendly and hostile work environment and have run several new staff off but management turns a blind eye to the problem staff person and actually makes excuses for them and doesn't want to deal with the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to communicate effectively with your subordinates and give employees opportunities to be involved in different projects. If you want to retain new employees, provide some training and give feedback so that they know how they are doing. Also, if several new employees have left after a short time and it all points back to working for a specific project manager and everyone in the office knows it, don't you think you should pay more attention to the common denominator here. Stop burying your heads in the sand and deal with the issue. A good manager should be able to so effectively.


  4. "joke"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    show up and collect a paycheck, keep mouth shut about out of date practices and those on pedestal, hope funding continues because you are disposable

    Cons

    horrible work environment, cheap management, black mold growing in the office

    Advice to Management

    continue lining your pocket at the cost of others


  5. "Good overall experience for an entry level engineer."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse, interesting projects, fun work environment, access to technology and resources, great peer group/team working relationships. Fair Salaries (if you negotiate), flexible hours, and travel opportunities. If you can find an advocate in the upper managment structure, you can do well.

    Cons

    Constant M&A integration and re-organization. No apparent long-term vision. Never ending cycle of middle management changes. Poor implementation of mentorship and staff development programs. Bitter employees of acquired firms that were not integrated into corporate could create a poisonous work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better integration of professionals from acquired companies, you purchased them for a reason, integrate them or help them move on. Build bridges between entry level staff and technical and operations management, the generation gap is widening and will become a real problem in the next decade. Stop the management roller coaster, and keep employees informed, our generation is the driven by the 24 hour news cycle; if you don't provide information on the vision and direction of the company on a consistent basis or follow through on previous management plans you will not be able to maintain a connected, dedicated workforce.


  6. "Lot of field work under the hot sun and cold winters......95% field work, 5% office"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable employer and nice office atmosphere.

    Cons

    no hikes regularly, lot of BS in performance review...

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage jr staff about the assignments clearly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Miserable Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a lot of different offices and project sites you can be transferred to. Some highly knowledgeable professionals that can provide guidance.

    Cons

    In order to save face in front of the client, an employee can be fired and blamed for management mistakes. The company will not address severe human resource problems. On a project site, it is all dog-eat-dog.

    Advice to Management

    Think more extensively about how a project should be run. Make sure you have everything and everyone you need before launching into a contract. Please make a decision regarding poor management and/or poor practices.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to do a variety of work, manager willing. Nice work atmosphere, great colleagues and flexible timing. Good Training in general, if necessary for a project they have provided reasonable support.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great. No bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Entry pay OK."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwego, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwego, LA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits for full-time employees. Some benefits available for temporary employees.

    Cons

    Poor communication with HR. Sexist and racist e-mail frequently circulated.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with employees.


  10. "Underpaid long time employee"

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    Current Employee - Scientist IIII in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist IIII in Lawrenceville, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to work with benifits and vacation.

    Cons

    The pay is way below the average for this area of the country.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give executive bonuses when you don't give cost of living raises to the "troops" that perform the work.


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