Shapiro Named a Top Workplace for the Third Year in a Row by the Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun lists Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 98-year old logistics and supply chain management provider, as one of the top places to work in Baltimore, Maryland

Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a Baltimore-based 98-year old Customhouse broker and freight forwarder, has been named one of Baltimore’s best places to work for the third year in a row by the Baltimore Sun.  Firms were nominated and then evaluated using confidential surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, which focused on gauging employee’s satisfaction in multiple categories, including corporate direction, execution, pay/benefits, and engagement.

The Baltimore Sun invited 930 companies to participate and surveyed 159 of them. The surveyed companies employ 41,145 people in the Baltimore metropolitan area.  In total, 35,106 Baltimore-area employees received surveys and 21,275 responded, either on paper or online.  Employers were then categorized into size bands and ranked within their size band based solely on employee responses to 22 survey questions.

Shapiro ranked as number 31 out of the 65 companies on the small employers list and was commended for its training practices in the Baltimore Sun article “How to take your workplace to the next level” by Eileen Ambrose. The company employs a little over 50 employees in its headquarters office in Baltimore and also has offices along the East Coast in Rosedale, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; and Dulles, VA, with a total of approximately 120 employees.  Shapiro is now in its third generation of family ownership and management under Margie Shapiro, the company’s president and CEO, who attended the Top Workplaces award ceremony on December 5, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore.

“Samuel Shapiro & Company is very honored to be selected as a “Top Workplace” for a third consecutive year by the Baltimore Sun and, most importantly, by our family of employees,” said Shapiro. “Our mission statement is ‘We Deliver. Problem Solved.’  This promise to our customers continues to be delivered by passionate, creative people with the fire and commitment to design the best logistics solutions in the business.”

The Baltimore Sun published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, December 8. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and Workplace Dynamics, please visit and

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