Shaw Group

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Updated Jul 07, 2014

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2.9 145 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

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

James M. Bernhard Jr.

(72 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

    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

    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

     

    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary is competitive, company provides diverse energy services to customers

    ConsRetirement could be better, new employee inclusion could be improved

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    Great learning experience

    Warehouse Safety Supervisor (Current Employee) La Porte, TX (US)

    ProsFlexible hours and great benefits

    ConsSlow pay raises not able to make a lateral move

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company while it lasted

    Electrical Engineer II (Former Employee) Stoughton, MA (US)

    ProsLarge 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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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    CAE Analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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)

    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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