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Manganaro Midatlantic Reviews

Updated December 1, 2016
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  1. "Intern (Assistant Project Engineer)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience. Great people. Take you out to lunch multiple times throughout the summer. Get a mixture of office work and site visits.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work for you. Work can sometimes be boring. Not an overwhelming experience. Typical internship experience. More positive than negative.


  2. "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manganaro Midatlantic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and excellent work atmosphere

    Cons

    Very long work hours and weekends


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    "Comprehensive Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Manganaro Midatlantic full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company, they work you into the ground with no breaks.

    Cons

    Project Management
    They have no project management skills in this company the only thing they want you performing is accounting. If you are looking for a project management job this is not it, this is an accounting job and you will spend the majority of your day counting, reviewing reports, and data entry into accounting software.

    Turnover
    There is an extremely high turnover in the company, people come and leave very quickly 6months-1 year because of the toxic environment.

    Work Hours
    They expect you to work 10 hours a day with no breaks at a minimum, if you don't work at least 12 hours per day and at least 1 weekend day there is no way you will get your work complete because they squeeze their employees for every ounce of work they can. This goes to my next point about their work-life balance, it does not exist in this company.

    Training
    There are a tremendous amount of manual processes in the company and no one will train you how to do those. Instead there are "weekly" training sessions that are basically out of an online program on topics that don't relate to the job. You will get yelled at for not doing something even though they have not shown you how to perform the task.

    Management
    They have a very poor senior management staff. They do not know how to manage their employees so expect to get mistreated. The management will micro-manage you and expects you to fill out a spreadsheet telling them what you are doing every 30 minutes. When you work there it feels like you are in the 50's because that's how they manage.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like dirt, if you treat them better you would actually get them to do a good job


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  5. "Project Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Beltsville, MD
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manganaro Midatlantic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Learn a lot about cost management
     - Learn very valuable skills in the project management arena
     - Great benefits like breakfast, golf tournaments, and christmas parties
     - Solid group of people
     - If you succeed the earning potential seems decent

    Cons

    - Work load. You will spend late nights and weekends in the office
     - Turnover. Lots of people quitting and getting fired led to a bit of a cold atmosphere
     - Until you make Project Manager earnings are pretty stale

    Advice to Management

    - Somehow instill a sense of loyalty on both sides of the employer-employee relationship.
     - Don't be so concerned about cost you won't invest in technology and people that will make the entire workings of the company more efficient


  6. "PM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manganaro Midatlantic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good for high growth employees

    Cons

    Could do a better job with employee retention


  7. "PROJECT ENGINEER MASONRY OPERATIONS AND MASONRY ESTIMATOR"

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    Former Employee - Estimator in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Estimator in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manganaro Midatlantic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My till to date accomplishments in the fields of construction estimating and construction project management made me a person job fit during my stay with MMA

    Cons

    Nothing specifically observed during my employment period at MMA

    Advice to Management

    To give at least a second chance to the former employees particularly Walter Monroe who gave ten years of this life to make masonry division very productive .He was a very intelligent Senior Project Manager. He was though tuff but very much whole hearted with his construction team particularly Tariq Gondal. Nathan,Jeff and Gary Hudak in regards to making every job very much profitable. Unfortunately all of these guys are not there any more.


  8. "Tough place to thrive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Manganaro is a good place to get a start into the commercial construction business. There was a great group of project engineers who made going to work each day tolerable. They spare no expense compared to other businesses I've experienced and have a Thursday golf league to keep their people 'happy' (although it's frowned upon if you play too often or at all in some cases). They have a good training system in place to keep their PE's learning and moving in the right direction. Senior Management is solid and has great business sense.

    Cons

    Harsh work environment and no room for growth. I was hired under the impression that the career path to PM was 3-5 years. While not completely untrue - I didn't see or hear of anyone getting there in that time range. 50 hour weeks are the norm and definitely expected. Don't even think about looking at the door before 6pm - it was common for guys to be there until 9 or 10 every night. Some of the PM's were extremely tough to work for and went out of their way to make your day harder. Generally just not a happy work place as a whole with a stuffy environment. Manganaro gives the word 'turnover' a whole new meaning.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better on a daily basis instead of the few functions a year when they're allowed to let their hair down and maybe you'll be able to keep some of the quality people that have come in and out of your doors. Spending more money on them isn't going to solve the problem. It may not seem to coincide with the killer instinct that you maintain but may go a long way in bringing the overall office moral up.


  9. "Good place to start a career in construction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very hands on mid-level managers who are willing to put in the time to teach you not only tasks but intangible things related to the industry that you would've otherwise had to learn by experience. They also have a formal training program that is unique to the company. In addition, not many subs have systems in place the way Manganaro does (i.e. those companies don't have their stuff together as well as Manganaro) - working for Manganaro is a unique experience, one that would be hard to find with any other company of its kind in the industry. Manganaro has fared better than other subs in the down economy - they continue to win jobs and I suspect this is in large part due to their ability to build strong relationships with industry leaders in the area.

    Lots of side benefits - on Thursdays, employees are allowed to leave half-hour early and play a round of golf at a local course, paid for by Managanaro (though very few take advantage of this). These extra's have kind of dwindled away with the recession. Fun group of employees who for the most part range in age from 22-35; makes for some great happy hours. They've recently expanded to include concrete and masonry restoration in addition to providing drywall and masonry services.

    Cons

    They're a subcontractor and sometimes use the same attitude they have in business dealings with employees unless you're a favorite of someone in upper management. Compensation is just average. Taking extended vacations (>1 week) often met with hostility. The corporate culture at Managanaro makes it a race to see who can spend the most time in the office... even when you've gotten all your work done, certain people will give you crap for leaving right at 5. Company is relatively small so advancement passed middle management is difficult - "waiting 'til somebody dies or retires" is prevalent at Manganaro, except for the token case here and there. Upper management often treat subordinates condescendingly. Retention rate at Manganaro is horrendous - in my three years with the company, they must've cycled through a dozen project engineer new-hires, none of whom made it to project manager.

    Advice to Management

    While all employees maybe expendable, it's very counter-productive to treat them as such. Upper management needs to realize that the hardball attitude used for normal business dealings shouldn't be applied when dealing with the employees that make the company run on a daily basis.