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Shaw Group Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
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Pros
  • Great place to work most of them good people, Good projects long term projects (in 8 reviews)

  • Was a great company to work for (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Intake Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist/Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist/Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    No Cons everyone worked as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Up the work


  2. "Craft and Corporate Recruiting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive managers and senior recruiters when working in the field recruiting craft workers. Easy to network and move cross-functionally within the company.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in salary. Large pay gap between middle/lower employees and upper management.


  3. "Solid place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were plenty of opportunities for future employment if you were good at the job. Positive work environment in terms of culture.

    Cons

    Politics and nepotism seemed to be more prevalent than expected, and this was especially true while working on a government contract


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  5. "Shaw Nuclear Group management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Constrcution Engineer V in Evans, GA
    Former Employee - Constrcution Engineer V in Evans, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shaw Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Shaw Nuclear Group management in the Charlotte NC office was a great team.

    Cons

    Shaw Nuclear Group management in the Charlotte NC office was dysfunctional for many months after the CB&I buy-out.

    Advice to Management

    The transition to the new owners effects all employees, it's Sr. Managements duty to ensure a smooth transition.


  6. "Construction Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great people, wonderful work atmosphere

    Cons

    Away from loved ones is hard, but, what you do makes a difference and something to be proud of

    Advice to Management

    Realize people are not just numbers


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Journeymen Electrician in Nederland, TX
    Former Employee - Journeymen Electrician in Nederland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money great people to work for lots of hours

    Cons

    Can't say any cons on the company work was great company was great

    Advice to Management

    Great management tools supplies and safety was always there


  8. "3rd shift crew member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Enfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay if you are able and willing to work 3rd shift (for entry level jobs,anyway)

    Cons

    Very hard labor with limited supervision and resources when injured on an "off-shift".

    Advice to Management

    Have an assistant manager designated for and on all shifts


  9. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controls Cost Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls Cost Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working enviroment
    Flexible hours
    Nice cafetiria
    Large parking lot

    Cons

    Low salary
    Not very good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Improve salary
    Improve benefitd


  10. "qa specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shaw Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good backing if your right.

    Cons

    Long sleeved rule. Management cares more if you have a cigarette off of break rather than getting the work done.

    Advice to Management

    You're never going to get things done if you hire rookies.


  11. "ironworker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Ironworker in Hodges, SC
    Former Employee - Journeyman Ironworker in Hodges, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

    Pros

    Stability, monetary gain,socialize with peers

    Cons

    Miss time with family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Trust their employees


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