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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)

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

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  1. "Great experience for new engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil/Structure Intern in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Civil/Structure Intern in Aiken, SC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities, including many locations available for transfer. The HR is very friendly and willing to assist. Work as intern is an educational experience with challenges without imposing too much unwanted stress.

    Cons

    Hard to assess downsides of the company. Worked there for a brief period of time as a temp. intern. Definitely would consider a full-time position with the Shaw Group.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management appears to be excellent, down-to-earth individuals. Again, hard to assess much in the brief work period however, management appears to be highly motatived and example-setting. Seemingly a pleasant group to work with.


  2. "shaw is one of the best employer that I have worket for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gen Foreman in Saint Paul, VA
    Former Employee - Gen Foreman in Saint Paul, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The safety program's they have & good training, I had some very good experience's working for the shaw group in Pueblo Colorado & Virginia the company cares about people & family

    Cons

    You hav to travl the world with them

    Advice to Management

    Liisten to your employees out in the feild

  3. "Excellent place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting place to work, plenty of challanges, lots of change, dynamic enviorment

    Cons

    Long hours, little time to get home

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the procurement process, it is too difficult to purchase parts at the end phase of the project, more craft training around work order closures and QC hold points. this traing must be done at project start. Not doing this is costly to client durring close out, will hurt future work.


  4. "1have had a good work experence with shaw"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Cliffside, NC
    Former Employee - Electrician in Cliffside, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    shaw has a good safthty record

    Cons

    former pepole who for shaw having ahard time returnning back to work

    Advice to Management

    job seekers need more contacts


  5. "Civil Field Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Field Engineer I in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Civil Field Engineer I in Aiken, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a lot of very friendly and well rounded people working for it. It has project locations all around the world so you can travel if you want. They also have work in many different construction industries.

    Cons

    They have some communication issues, at least on the project I am currently working on but the people are very accommodating.


  6. "Respectable company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Timekeeper in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Timekeeper in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is better than I expected and the management were by the book. They didn't take shortcuts to accomplish anything faster, including safety. Highly commendable. Great online training program.

    Cons

    I was laid off because the contract ended and there was no where else for me to go to work but such is life in the throes of construction.


  7. "Project Manager at Nuclear Power Plant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Port Gibson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and people in the construction group.

    Cons

    You have to relocate as jobs complete.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide quality leadership as in the past.

  8. "Excellent work Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Geologist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledge integration, wonderful place to work and share experience

    Cons

    Local office's Project Manager's whims !!!
    No Promotion ( Even if the management is Very Satisfied) , unless you are ready to QUIT the JOB

    Advice to Management

    Sometime its better to interact with Field Staff to get insides


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provided me with lots of experience.

    Cons

    large company can feel insignificant

    Advice to Management

    continue supporting your employees


  10. "ironworkers/welders"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ironworker/Welder in Saint Paul, VA
    Former Employee - Ironworker/Welder in Saint Paul, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the best in the world.

    Cons

    second too ,in the world

    Advice to Management

    great team work


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