Pros: Good pay, decent benefits
Cons: Nepotism, job security, lack of follow through
When I started working for this company, I was very excited. I was tasked with turning around an under-performing facility, which I did. I was promised things that I assumed would be delivered as I had delivered on my end. When the timeline came and passed for what I had been promised, I followed up to be snubbed by the HR group basically calling me a liar.
I had to continually defend myself from an overzealous HR group that did not like me because I was not afraid to speak my mind. There was an accusation by a disgruntled previous employee that led to an HR visit. I had to PROVE my innocence. I was told by HR that the only reason I was keeping my job is because I had proof that I was wrongly accused. (it's obviously guilty until proven innocent in this company).
I, and other co-workers, were passed over for promotions that were given to less qualified people who had a closer relationship to the "boys club" as it is commonly referred to back in Dalton, GA
After all of this and having given blood, sweat and tears to this company for years, I decided to leave. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The company pays higher than the market average, but in the long run, it is not worth it. They treat middle managers as if they are expendable and worthless.
I work in a much more fast paced and demanding environment now and my stress level is half of what it was when working at Shaw because I am no longer concerned about having to walk on egg shells anymore around the corporate staff. Success in Shaw is determined on who you know, not off of what you can do.