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Shapiro & Duncan Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Shapiro & Duncan"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shapiro & Duncan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Shapiro & Duncan was a good place to work, management is friendly and willing to listen to employees.

    Cons

    The amount of vacation time was very low compared to similar jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Overall keep doing what you are doing, but some things like benefits could be improved.


  2. "required"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Market, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Market, MD

    I have been working at Shapiro & Duncan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned. Open door policy with upper management. Good reputation in the industry. Willing to invest in tools and technology.

    Cons

    Not consistent with processes and communication can be frustrating. Never know when reviews will be done or compensation decisions will be made from year to year.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent with policies and procedures. Remember your people are what got you where you are today. Control your growth more effectively.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A Family Owned Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shapiro & Duncan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office atmosphere is second to none. It is a work hard play hard mentality and everyone is there to help. Autonomy is provided while there are still standard procedures to be followed.

    Cons

    If you are looking at Shapiro and Duncan for direct compensation, you will be looking in the wrong spot. However Shapiro and Duncan provides ample training in all areas as well as company events on the regular. When you join, you join as a family, not for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you do.

    Shapiro & Duncan Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – Director of HR

    Thanks for working hard (and playing hard!) at S&D! You are right...benefits of working at S&D include flexibility and autonomy that many competitors cannot offer. Another benefit is the paid... More


  4. "As an Intern I had a great experience"

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Rockville, MD
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Shapiro & Duncan as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been fairly treated since the interview process up to my intern period. The wage was good enough and employees are nice. Good environment to acquire some experience

    Cons

    Some managers micro tasks too much my work that sometimes I doubted of myself

    Shapiro & Duncan Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – Director of HR

    I am glad you had a positive experience (including the learning experience of your internship), and that you were treated fairly throughout your time here. As leaders, we attempt to guide our... More


  5. "I enjoy working with all the wonderfully nice people at this company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shapiro & Duncan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone has a great attitude and seems to enjoy their work. The atmosphere is pretty laid back and work hours can be flexible.

    Cons

    As with many companies in the construction industry, usage of modern technology is lagging, but even worse, many of the employees don't know how to utilize the technology they have access to.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need to be properly trained in the programs they use. Productivity could be improved dramatically if workers knew how to be efficient and effective.

    Shapiro & Duncan Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – Director of HR

    Your input and advice are appreciated...and, there certainly is a casual, friendly atmosphere at S&D. Many of our teammates appreciate the informality, as well as the flexibility. As noted in... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    They have a family atmosphere and good benefits

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  7. "Assistant"

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

    Pros

    TheyI've to give you free lunch

    Cons

    They don't really promote within .

    Shapiro & Duncan Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – Director of HR

    Thank you for your feedback. We do have a casual atmosphere, and certainly make an effort to take care of our employees. As a firm, we are proud of our ability to develop our employees, and have a... More

  8. "Good Company & Great People"

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

    I worked at Shapiro & Duncan full-time

    Pros

    The partners are very nice and great to work with. I learnt a lot about mechanical engineering. They have a good mentoring program.

    Cons

    The pay is below market. Also the industry can be risky.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to jobs. Operationally there is a lot of room for improvement.

    Shapiro & Duncan Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – Director of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to discuss your experience with Shapiro & Duncan. We are grateful that you had a positive experience, and that you had the opportunity to work with our owners...and... More


  9. "Intern"

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

    I have been working at Shapiro & Duncan as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly employees, easy to get in touch with top management, no barriers between employees and manager. flexible times, and good benefits

    Cons

    hard working environment, you need to keep the hard work up or you will feel unwanted.

    Advice to Management

    use a better supplier


  10. "Great Place to Work! Huge on Education and Training.Great Employee Recoginition & Owners are always Accessible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shapiro & Duncan full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work for. The overall environment is positive with a team environment. Tons of opportunity to build upon your education, training and resume. Opportunities to be involved in the local community. Complete support for apprentices. The owners truly want you to succeed. Encourage creativity and want you to think outside the box. New ideas are very much welcomed. Laid back yet hard-working. Employees are always recognized by having several company paid functions, raffles and awards. Lastest technology used for the most part.

    Cons

    Need to update employee cell phones. Get ipads for Foreman instead of Laptops

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what your are doing! Climb up slowly.

    Shapiro & Duncan Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – Director of HR

    Thanks for your positive feedback, as well as the advice. We value our informal atmosphere, and are pleased that training programs (such as S&D YOUniversity) are beneficial to you and the rest of... More