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I have been working at Granite Telecommunications full-time (more than an year)Pros
CEO is extremely altruistic and active in the community. They do a fundraiser each week and anyone can nominate their charity. They picked my family's cause once and it was great to hand over a $4,000 check and say it was thanks to my boss and coworkers.
The bosses at Granite are approachable for such a big company. CEO even sits in a cube like a regular joe. COO has an open door policy. I didn't even know what my CEO looked like at my last job.Cons
Very competitive. Some do well with that, others don't - take it or leave it. Most big, successful companies are, and I for one would rather work at place like that. Some shy away from it and find the challenge too much for them.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Hire well and train well.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I found the job originally from Indeed.com, and it was peculiar right from the start. The job description was a vague "Customer Service" entry and I figured I would go for it since I'm a recent University graduate and was hoping for some fresh hands-on experiences helping people with their needs over the phone. It never asked for a cover letter nor a detailed description of you, just your name, address, email account and telephone number.
I was hired via a Temp Agency known as American Personnel. They responded a day after I sent my Indeed.com request, which I found to be very kind of them. The interview went very smoothly, and I felt as if I had the sufficient skills to meet the needs of the temp-to-hire job that he described. It really got my hopes up: the prospect of having a stable job with good pay, hopes of rising in the company, and a hands-on environment where I could help people.
Man, was I wrong. When I arrived home from my interview I started reading Glassdoor's former employee reviews. My goodness, my heart literally plummeted. I never felt so cheated in my life, God be my witness. My father and I felt it was strange that the Temp agency would ask me to fill out my W-4 and I-9 forms, detailing my incredibly personal economic and social data (including my social security number). People talk about having their credit card numbers stolen online, but man I never thought there were actual businesses working side-by-side fishing for recent university graduates for cheap labor.
Please. Do not look into these businesses. Save yourself the time and energy and look at actual, modern, honest business practices. Because, truth be told, American Personnel and Granite Communications are certainly not doing the right thing.Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
Granite provides communications products to multi-location businesses throughout the United States and Canada. Granite’s core services are local and long distance telephone services, which Granite centralizes and offers a single point of billing and contact for its customers over incumbent carrier networks. Granite offers an array of other communications products, including broadband data, network and voice services, inside wiring and alarm and security and monitoring installation and services. Granite furnishes services to more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies...