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Shaw Group Reviews

Updated March 4, 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)

  • Great company, great people, wonderful work atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for a variety of work

    Cons

    Revolving door of upper management. No time given to take advantage of tuition reimbursement policy, or for further education.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the re-organizations. They're disruptive, and negatively affect employees in a number of ways.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No micro management , less levels of management

    Cons

    End user involvement needs improvement

  3. "Shaw Nuclear Group management"

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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.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • 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


  5. "Need to recognize the difference between the "grunts" and leadership groups"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay...not outstanding, Not much else to say......not a bad place to work, but certainly not a great place.

    Cons

    lack of flexible hours for leadership groups / limited holidays / non-paid funeral leave / lack of raises for leadership groups / treated same as the "grunts" / communication is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Treat your leadership groups (supervisors, planning, etc) as professionals not as grunts. Also, need more visits from off-site management....let us know you're interested & involved in what is going on at the site.....don't wait till you're the bearer of bad news.


  6. "ironworker"

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    • 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


  7. "Denver Power Group"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineering in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Civil Engineering in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. I worked with them for over 8 years. The Project teams were professional, Good salaries, Good opportunities

    Cons

    Upper Management / Corporate was short sighted and did not reacts soon enough to keep the Denver office occupied with contract work. Another Denver Engineering Office (Fluor, Bechtel, now Shaw) lost to management inability to actual do what their title say.

    Advice to Management

    It is sad to realize that a company with such a legacy (Stone & Webster) could be managed as just a playing piece of The board game "Monopoly"

  8. "Project Accountant Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers were very friendly towards me and would either answer my questions or refer me to someone that could. I was paid overtime in the field either at time and half or straight-time overtime.

    Cons

    Upper Management likes to overhelm the staff. You work many of days late into the evening. There is also a lot of favoritism between senior management and subordinates. Thus, it's good to be on the good side of the person doing your yearly review.

    Advice to Management

    Management should better understand the workload of it's staff.


  9. "Best forgotten"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trenton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were your typical big company

    Cons

    They were your typical big company


  10. "Overall great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, perks, hours

    Cons

    You usually have to be a family member , relative or know somebody

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be equal to each person


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