Based on employee feedback, Shawmut’s reputation in the industry, and awards and accolades, Forbes has named Shawmut one of America’s Best Midsize Employers. This follows the firm’s third consecutive ranking as a 100 Best Workplace by FORTUNE® Magazine, and 64 best place to work awards.
Shawmut’s recognition stems from its foundational belief that to be the best and provide the unparalleled client service its known for, it needs to hire and cultivate the best. This belief guides the firm in shaping and solidifying its culture of care—providing employees with top-of-the-line benefits and instilling a sense of community and purpose.
Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture
It is a strategic priority at Shawmut to establish true equity in the workplace, and executive leadership is committed to building and sustaining a culture that allows everyone—employees, subcontractors, clients, and partners—to be their best each day. To achieve this, Shawmut established a Diversity Leadership Council to drive diversity and inclusion efforts; the council partners with both internal and external resources such as Deloitte Human Capital to ensure that the structure it builds is strong, effective, and sustainable.
Shawmut’s benefits include Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a company-paid health coverage option, college tuition reimbursement, a comprehensive four-week Paid Family Leave benefit, and Shawmut Flex—one of the most innovative flexible work programs in the industry.
Sense of Community
To-date, Shawmut has raised more than $1,500,000 for Dana–Farber Cancer Institute through its annual participation in the Pan-Mass Challenge and $26,000 worth of toys through Project Happier Holidays. The firm also recently established a scholarship fund for young women and underrepresented students pursuing degrees in the construction field at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
As a 100% employee-owned company, each employee is charged with thinking and acting like an owner—which translates into a collaborative, efficient, and diverse workplace. 97% of employees cite a strong sense of pride—not just in the projects Shawmut builds, but also in the way it serves its clients through an industry-leading customer experience.