Shapiro, a Baltimore-based 100-year old Customhouse broker and freight forwarder, has been named one of Baltimore’s best places to work for the fifth 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 employees’ satisfaction in multiple categories, including corporate direction, execution, pay/benefits, and engagement.

The Baltimore Sun invited 1,274 companies to participate and surveyed 172 of them. In total, 37,339 area employees received surveys, and 22,502 responded 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 47 out of 65 companies on the small employers list. The company employs a little over 70 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 127 employees. Shapiro is now in its third generation of family ownership and management under Margie Shapiro, the company’s president and CEO.

“Samuel Shapiro & Company is very honored to be selected as a ‘Top Workplace’ for the fifth 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 December 2nd.

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