Shaw Group Reviews

Updated 28 July 2014
Updated 28 July 2014
146 Reviews

3.0
146 Reviews
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Shaw Group Chairman, President, and CEO James M. Bernhard Jr.
James M. Bernhard Jr.
73 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Company taken over

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw Group

    Pros

    I had a job so, pay was ok,

    Cons

    too many bad managers in the energy and chemicals divison. They promoted their friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, company provides diverse energy services to customers

    Cons

    Retirement could be better, new employee inclusion could be improved

  3.  

    Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Safety Supervisor  in  La Porte, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Safety Supervisor in La Porte, TX (US)

    I have been working at Shaw Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great benefits

    Cons

    Slow pay raises not able to make a lateral move

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II  in  Stoughton, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Stoughton, MA (US)

    I worked at Shaw Group full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    Provided me with lots of experience.

    Cons

    large company can feel insignificant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue supporting your employees

  7.  

    Ok place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Civil Structural Engineer in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    CAE Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for

    Cons

    Undervalued employees, wish would have allowed telecommutting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I am aware of.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall it was a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator  in  New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I am currently on my second furlough in 3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out more for your dedicated employees when job contract ends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn a lot about business.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaw Group

    Pros

    A ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

    Cons

    A ton of responsibility right out of the gates.

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