Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

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Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Reviews

Updated 1 December, 2014
Updated 1 December, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    good people, horrible management

    Former Employee - Scientist IIII in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist IIII in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    depth of knowledge of technical staff.

    Cons

    poorly lead middle and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop cycling through every "hot" idea that comes out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with good HR and benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Hazelwood, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Records Manager in Hazelwood, MO (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, team oriented co-workers. The company benefits were very reasonable for cost and offered a scale for single and family options. The managers at the site I worked with were the best I have ever worked with in a company.

    Cons

    Short contract work. At the end of the contract with the Corps of Engineers there would be no available place to go. There was not a lunch or break area, so workers at offsite or at their desks and were constantly interrupted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to really consider advancement from within, instead of filling the position and then announcing the vacancy with it already filled behind the scenes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Fort Rucker, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Control Inspector in Fort Rucker, AL (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, time home, with family

    Cons

    Some Personnel were not as nice as they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Frequent Pay raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, but easily could have been better.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Contract Administrator in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very little, if any; management involvement in daily activities.

    Cons

    Very thing has to be approved by a Vice President or above. They either do not know how to delegate authority or are afraid to delegate authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to delegate authority. Chasing for Vice Presidents to get signatures for routine business matters is a waste of money / time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An average to above-average place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer I

    I have been working at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A solid company with generally nice and professional people.

    Cons

    Poor or absent raises most years. Too much emphasis on billable work; not enough focus on professional development/training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage coorperation between offices and business groups to more fully utilize company resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Under utilized, degraded, and unappreciated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Project Business Administrator in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only pro that remained while I worked at Shaw was that I was employed and my home was less then 10 minutes away. I also met a few great people.

    Cons

    Micro Management; HR inconsistencies; No appreciation; Poor moral; Failure to train new employee's properly; Stone age processes; No willingness to embrace new ideas and processes. Failure to recognize a good job, and reward for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the sand and realize that the people in the field are the ones that should be applauded for their hard work. Not punished

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Procurement Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Trenton, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Trenton, NJ (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are really good to work with, and try to work as a team.

    Cons

    Was recently bought by CBI, Might be a good thing, but....
    A little more communication would be appreciated, and consistency of information when given. However, you can probably say that about most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update purchasing computer system.
    Be consistent with information.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lucrative if you travel, for the most part this company does not care about its employees and management is subpar.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I met some really great people and learned different aspects of the environmental field that I had not been involved in before which padded my resume.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travel involved, and when a project is over have fun trying to find other projects to jump on board with so that you aren't charging your time to overhead. Also there were certain staff who are known to cause problems throughout the company and have so for years with their inappropriate behavior which created an unfriendly and hostile work environment and have run several new staff off but management turns a blind eye to the problem staff person and actually makes excuses for them and doesn't want to deal with the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to communicate effectively with your subordinates and give employees opportunities to be involved in different projects. If you want to retain new employees, provide some training and give feedback so that they know how they are doing. Also, if several new employees have left after a short time and it all points back to working for a specific project manager and everyone in the office knows it, don't you think you should pay more attention to the common denominator here. Stop burying your heads in the sand and deal with the issue. A good manager should be able to so effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Easy yet boring

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

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure

    Pros

    Good amount of time off, they offer 9-40 schedules so every other week you get a 3 day weekend which is nice

    Cons

    Lots of work and overtime that you'll never get paid for, job is at time mind numbingly boring, very little employee appreciation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    show up and collect a paycheck, keep mouth shut about out of date practices and those on pedestal, hope funding continues because you are disposable

    Cons

    horrible work environment, cheap management, black mold growing in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue lining your pocket at the cost of others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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