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Allen & Shariff Reviews

Updated March 31, 2017
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  1. "Good company, not enough innovation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admin in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Admin in Columbia, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Shariff full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Educated people, stability, diversity, great vacation policy, the people. Overall a good company to work for, sometimes growing pains are a struggle we have to deal with

    Cons

    Consistency, accountability, commodity services. It is hard to differentiate our services from the competition. Diverse, but just as unstable as many AEC firms. They rely on the economy to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in someone who has successfully ran a large AEC firm. Buy talent, before the competition does. Innovate!


  2. "You Should Go To Another Company!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Shariff full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The production staff was great!

    Cons

    TOO High of a turn over! It is painful to watch a company that was a premier engineering company go down as far as they have. I will not recommend this firm to anyone to do business with or to work for.

    Advice to Management

    If the management team does not see the light soon there will not be an office in


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    "Corporate Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Shariff full-time

    Pros

    Company has great, hard working employees, good benefits package including generous PTO. Division heads are great to work for!

    Cons

    Employees are not valued by Corporate Management. There is no trust in the employees or the Division heads and they are not treated as assets as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    If something doesn't change, all valuable employees will leave (a lot already have). Start paying attention and actually deal with the real problems, the biggest one being in Corporate Management.


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  5. "Senior management too inexperienced and incompetent"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Operations in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Shariff full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    strong project managers on board but all will soon leave if CEO does not make the proper adjustments

    Cons

    no future , they have not adjusted grow past small business set aside

    Advice to Management

    get rid of inexperienced upper management i. e. president of the company and over all operations
    they both lack the experience to run a construction company and most importantly lack the people skills to make the company successful Honor your employee benefits. One of your best superintendents passed away and because of a paper work glitch you chose not to pay out his life insurance

    Allen & Shariff Response

    Oct 1, 2014 – President

    There was a delay in the payment for the life insurance due to a change in insurance companies during the employee's medical leave, but the life insurance benefit was paid, in full, to the employee's ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential; could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Allen & Shariff full-time

    Pros

    Allen & Shariff is a company with the potential to be amazing. They offer flexible hours, have a committed and hardworking staff, and a lot of knowledge within the organization. The company provides decent compensation, and a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There aren't unified processes in place, so jobs aren't all done the same way. Staff isn't trained thoroughly, and management doesn't provide beneficial direction. Understaffed, so workflow can be a bear.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time hiring the right people for the job, and train the staff for success. Create an on-boarding, training, and systematic process so jobs run more smoothly and everyone is on the same page. You should put more effort into making employees feel valued.


  7. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good group of colleagues to work with. Plenty of opportunities to advance. Competitive salaries and great benefits. Earning bonuses and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Heavy work load sometimes because certain departments are short staffed. Some people are expected to carry more load than others. Health insurance could cover more for family.


  8. "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Shariff full-time

    Pros

    Small, privately held company with big dreams
    Friendly, family oriented atmosphere
    Willingness to invest to achieve growth

    Cons

    Senior Management stuck in past success and failing to adjust to the realities of today and the future
    Top Heavy organization with too much overhead and not enough folks rolling up their sleeves to "get it done."

    Advice to Management

    Head the wake up call and get focused on core strengths and growth plays before it is too late.


  9. "Great coworkers, not so great workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great to work with, in and out of the main office

    Cons

    Lack of upper management, bad communication, not a stable workplace


  10. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vacation benefits, flexible hours, varied and interesting project work, great working environment, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Quantity of work, number of hours required, lack of management.

    Advice to Management

    Place more emphasis on work life balance.


  11. "interesant, new chalenge and good relationship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends

    Pros

    interesant projects, learn more about management project in the middle east, multicultural company

    Cons

    career perspectives, improvement and stability