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Allen & Shariff Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. "Senior Mechanical Engineer"

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

    I worked at Allen & Shariff full-time

    Pros

    Allen & Shariff has a very supportive work environment that encourages individual growth thru lunchtime seminars and training courses.

    Cons

    Columbia office has had some difficulty in the past maintaining employees but has recently hired some excellent and qualified people which has resulted in the office being on the upswing.


  2. "project superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    great company. good pay, and good projects

    Cons

    the management structure between the project super and the project manager

    Advice to Management

    change the management

  3. "Good employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allen & Shariff full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity in both project types and employees.

    Cons

    Upper management struggle on company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good people.


  4. "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


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  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. Helpful (1)

    "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


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