Samuel Shapiro & Company

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Samuel Shapiro & Company Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Import Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Rosedale, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Rosedale, NY

    I worked at Samuel Shapiro & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, and they help you out until you get the hang of everything

    Cons

    Some people will consistently pass off their work onto you and there isn't much room to advance in the New York office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good people and corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samuel Shapiro & Company

    Pros

    Coworkers are helpful and very nice to one another. It's a fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Very outdated practices, not many opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great structure but no mobility

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    Former Employee - Import
    Former Employee - Import

    I worked at Samuel Shapiro & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great internship program in regards to learning the international trade industry. Deal face to face with other companies over the phone and through email. Meeting daily deadlines was imperative. Through the internship program, organizational skills, phone communication skills, and overall understanding of the industry increased greatly. Import analysts in office answered all questions and assisted with any issues. Great comrodery overall and good group of young professionals.

    Cons

    Daily work is extremely repetitive and limitations as to what you can do as an import intern.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good intern Experience

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    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Samuel Shapiro & Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are great and are willing to teach you.

    Cons

    The pay is below average for paid internships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to start a career in international trade.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samuel Shapiro & Company as an intern

    Pros

    Great company, everyone loves what they do and everyone gets along and the workplace is pretty casual. It is a great place to learn about international logistics since the work can get technical with paperwork and terms.

    Cons

    Since the company is really small, there is not much chance to move around, especially if you want a career in the international arena you work with all these great global companies but not much exposure other than that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    overall OK, diverse company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samuel Shapiro & Company full-time

    Pros

    many employees have been there for many years

    Cons

    flexible to an extent, no place for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers should also have performance reviews by employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Transportation Intern

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    Former Employee - Transportation Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Transportation Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Samuel Shapiro & Company as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small company feel, great people and willing to help you learn a long the way.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours and not much compromise on anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more, whether they're brand new or have been there for a decade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Starter Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samuel Shapiro & Company full-time

    Pros

    Small company, lots of visibility with upper management. Casual company culture. Flexible hours. Not super corporate, little brown-nosing required. General family feel. Will learn a lot in and have lots of control over your success.

    Cons

    Limited potential for growth since company is so small. Lateral growth seems to often be blocked by current managers. Compensation is underwhelming. Inconsistent treatment of employees across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to lose talent until you start compensating more fairly and creating incentives. Also a good worker does not equal a good leader.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun and exciting place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Import Logistics Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Import Logistics Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Samuel Shapiro & Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The biggest pro I can think of working for this company is the people. Everyone works as a team and gets along really well. Great culture.

    Cons

    There is not much training put in place and opportunities for advancement is limited. The location is not the best as it is in downtown Baltimore.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Caring, Family-like, Fast-paced, Well-established Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samuel Shapiro & Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It feels like a family. It's a unique group, lots of fun but we all work very hard and a lot is expected of you.

    Cons

    Very high expectations and can be a little stressful but the pros outweigh the cons for sure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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