Shaw Group
2.9 of 5 142 reviews
www.shawgrp.com Baton Rouge, LA 5000+ Employees

Shaw Group Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014

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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.

James M. Bernhard Jr.

(71 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "people oriented, pays very well, good work life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great place to work most of them good people, Good projects long term projects"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good old boy ways rule this kingdom, very old school and very cut throat"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Long hours, little time to get home"
    in 4 reviews
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Eye opening

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Milton Keynes, England

I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of responsibilities early on in my career

ConsCronyism and nepotism is an endemic that should be eradicated!

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good start which didn't last

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Milton Keynes, England

I worked at Shaw Group

ProsLarge company with lots of opportunity to travel. Good graduate teaching. High level of knowledge in experienced personnel to learn from.

ConsPromotions given on length of service rather than ability. Favourites are given opportunities to develop and the choice of projects. If experience isn't gained in an area within the first year it is difficult to gain experience as you are not put on projects you can't contribute to immediately. Annual reviews are a paper exercise with little or no effect.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the long term prospects and careers of the employees rather than the singular project targets. Procedural requirements are overkill and hinder performance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shaw Group

ProsProvided me with lots of experience.

Conslarge company can feel insignificant

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue supporting your employees

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Ok place to work.

Civil Structural Engineer (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC (US)

I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible work hour. Good experience. Friendly working place. Good work / life balance. Good training.

ConsManagement was not good, not considering for employee. sometime pressure work load. Benefits is getting worse.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWas a great company to work for

ConsUndervalued employees, wish would have allowed telecommutting

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work at.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shaw Group

ProsThe best balance between work and home, one can find.

ConsNone that I am aware of

Advice to Senior ManagementNone that I am aware of.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall it was a good experience

Community Outreach Coordinator (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA (US)

I have been working at Shaw Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Staff, and many online trainings to be done at your leasure

ConsI am currently on my second furlough in 3 years

Advice to Senior ManagementLook out more for your dedicated employees when job contract ends

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to learn a lot about business.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shaw Group

ProsA ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

ConsA ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

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Good first job out of school

Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC (US)

I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe projects were enjoyable. Office location in downtown was great. Coworkers were fine to work with. Being a large company the benefits and initial compensation were OK.

ConsWork opportunities shifted to the worksite (SC, GA) and compensation for relocation was uncertain. Promotions and advancement were slow to come by which drove many employees to other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the value of the 'producers' and do a better job promoting from within to help with retention.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Does not fully investigate all matters and is not fair in doing so.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shaw Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits and pay with opportunities to progress

Conssucky employees to work with

Advice to Senior Managementget someone who actually knows what the hell they are doing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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