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Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. Reviews

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Shockey is a great place to get started in construction. There are a lot of people that have been there 20+ years which speaks to how the company treats their employees. They give you opportunities to grow and advance if you are willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    There were a lot of people there, both in the office and field, that didn't follow the "partner of choice" mantra, but they seemed to have been weeded out over the last economic downturn.

    Advice to Management

    Go after the projects that will keep people engaged and challenged and not stagnant doing the same old type of project all the time. Continue to embrace the "partner of choice" motto


  2. "Something has to change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They offer a scholarship once a year, it has gone to employees and also employee's family members.

    Cons

    No consistency with policies and procedures within the office. Terrible medical plan.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not even really sure what advice I could give, but a drastic change needs to take place.

  3. "Wished I never started to work there."

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    Current Employee - Technician in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Technician in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet some very nice people.

    Cons

    They have some very uneducated supervisors.There are family members.

    Advice to Management

    Because you feel obliged to employees that have stood in one place all the time. Doesn't make them a supervisor.


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    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus program.

    Cons

    Not allot of time off and insurance coverage is expensive, high deductibles.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by the people who make you money.


  5. "Construction, Project Engineer, Next in line for Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Winchester, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good starter company to learn construction management in. The chance for advancement is very solid if you strive for it.

    Cons

    Various Project Managers have thier strangths and weaknesses. If you get stuck under a weak one prepare to suffer and seek information elsewhere on how to better yourself for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    The management team needs to check on the way things are handled in the field sites. Most sites are not ran the company way at all. The lack of help from the main office to the remote sites is very frustrating and seeing a higher managemnet person on your site is not very likely.