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Shaw Group Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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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. "Incompetent leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller of the Nuclear Group in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Controller of the Nuclear Group in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, the other Directors were competent

    Cons

    The executive leadership was poor. Very condescending and dictatorial to work with on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your only asset, treat them fairly and with respect and your company will flourish.


  2. "Denver Power Group"

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    • Senior Management
    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"

  3. "Project Accountant Review"

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    • 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.


  4. "Worst experience of my life."

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some prevailing wage jobs are good.

    Cons

    Environmental division in Concord is poorly managed starting at the top .Unqualified personnel. Employees have died from this.

    Advice to Management

    Either have employees correctly trained for environmental hazards or get out of the business.


  5. "Best forgotten"

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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


  6. "Worked at Shaw"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a nice office with some nice people.

    Cons

    They were not clear about the jobs they needed to fill and were not clear what they expected from people. There was no training. They just threw stuff at you and you had to land on your feet or be out.

    Advice to Management

    Get better training for your people and help them in their positions to do their best.


  7. "ironworkers/welders"

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    • 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

  8. "Family Environment"

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    Former Employee - Records Manager in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best company's to work for, no matter what your title was you felt like what you did made a difference. Everyone worked really well together.

    Cons

    Very high stress and fast paced work environment, a lot of times OT was mandatory. Unfortunately this company was bought out and the new CEO/VP's did not encompass that safe work environment


  9. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Safety Supervisor in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Safety Supervisor in La Porte, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great benefits

    Cons

    Slow pay raises not able to make a lateral move


  10. "Good company while it lasted"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Stoughton, MA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Stoughton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunity for those who like to travel. The exposure to subject matter experts is incredible so there will never be a technical question left open. I worked for Shaw for 6+ years and really enjoyed my co-workers and the overall experience.

    Cons

    The company is made up of multiple satellite engineering offices and the distribution of projects and, by default, exposure to new engineering opportunity became less and less evenly distributed across those offices despite relevant experience and competencies. The down side to not being willing to travel and not being located at engineering headquarters.


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