Graebel Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • There's so much opportunity for advancement here, and the company culture in most departments is very laid-back and inclusive (in 5 reviews)

  • Make my own schedule (good work-life balance), company pays nice salary, benefits and auto-allowance and gas (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, pay 'freeze' that lasted 4 years until I left, blame rolls down hill until it hits someone with enough problems to be fired (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, suspended 401k matching, nepotism (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Not a place for creative thinking or problem solving

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    Former Employee - Senior Relocation Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Relocation Consultant

    I worked at Graebel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Reasonable health benefits and nice people work there.

    Cons

    must stay right in the little job description that you are hired to. Creative problem solving and out of the box thinking are not appreciated by your manager.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Graebel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Owner is family oriented

    Cons

    Too much upper level management. NO organization of training or support. Under staffed for the work load

    Advice to Management

    Not sure advancement is based off experience but merely salary and who you know


  3. Okay place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graebel full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is along industry standards. Bill Graebel is great owner.

    Cons

    Very top heavy. Everyone is a V.P. HR department needs some work. .

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Upper management is out of touch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Graebel full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and job security.

    Cons

    Upper management is reactive, not pro-active. Excuses that "it's summer" don't sit well with overworked employees. Hire extra help for the summer or get a floating consultant and associate to help cover when people are on vacation. We aren't complaining to hear ourselves complain, we need help. COO visited recently and was not well received because of how he talked to us. Jokes in poor taste. The silos are huge around here. The operating system stinks! Super slow, constant problems.

    Advice to Management

    Do some no holds barred one-on-one skip levels and you might hear the truth about the managers. Lots of people are looking for other jobs and it's not a secret. Spend a full day doing our job, then you'll see.


  6. Leadership is strong

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Leadership in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Graebel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Going thru some very desperately needed changes. Optimistic for new systems Strong and approachable leadetship, finally Great support from IT and HR Benefits are good You can make a difference, not beurcratic

    Cons

    Transition of sell is tiring New GVL is bitter and backstabbing Ride it out though - this will pass

    Advice to Management

    Thank you Ron for your leadership, and positive impact. We will get there just need to stay strong.


  7. Helpful (4)

    I just got my merit increase--wow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graebel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of your fellow employees who stick together will be great support, and some will immediately take you under their wing.

    Cons

    Let's talk about my "raise". I've put in a great deal of effort improving processes and making positive changes, sometimes at the cost of 11hr workdays. My "raise" was around 50 cents to the hour. Fifty cents. After we no longer have another branch (overhead) on payroll, our increases improved by a little over 20 cents since the previous year. What is this? 1970s? That isn't going to cover my $300+ monthly rent inflation. HR says they pay according to market wages. Please. Save yourself the trouble and find a better compensating, less demanding job. Benefits suck comparatively (high deductibles). I'm searching for another opportunity that can pay my bills.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the wages of your fellow peasants before getting into your nice cars


  8. Great Conpany!

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    Current Employee - Relocation Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Relocation Associate in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Graebel full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary They promote within Friendly and exciting environment Good incentives Everybody is helpful They care about their employees Mon-Fri work week

    Cons

    No cons, I plan on being here for a while. If you are just looking for a job Graebel isn't the place for you. This is a great company to start a career with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Individuals are great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graebel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The individuals that work here are some of the finest people I've ever known. Truly amazingly supportive.

    Cons

    The company on the other hand, doesn't seem to understand that just because one branch is slow doesn't mean that all of them are. Some of the branches are so busy that you have 1 person doing the work of 4 but only getting a fraction of the pay that someone in a different field doing the same type of work does. Also, the tech is woefully inadequate (but I understand that is changing soon). Also, if you are not well connected to the right people in this company the likelihood of moving up the ladder is almost nill.

    Advice to Management

    You have some great people here, show them by giving them the support they need.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Highly advise against working here

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you want - in fact some coworkers worked 80 hours per week, although not necessarily out of their own volition. Good foot in the door if you have 0 work experience. Many employees, if not most, were fresh out of college and likely had few other choices in companies. The young staff were friendly, although can be hard to break into cliques. Final pro is that I learned what a manager should NOT be like.

    Cons

    A whole new level of micro management. Back-stabbing and work politics are a norm as young employees attempt to impress unreasonable managers. Managers are immature and reactive, resulting in Graebel's high turn over rate, and create an extremely oppressive work culture. Graebel is a classic textbook case of an oppressive corporate culture with little value for work/life balance.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Communication?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Graebel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some happy people, who are REALLY good at what they do, who are eternally optimistic. company is currently experiencing a culture change, from a mom-pop, family-owned company, to a global relocation and commercial services company.

    Cons

    lack of accountability, lack of communication, especially from middle management, serious lack of managers to manage managers, but lots of VP's and SVP's, with limited or no management experience. multiple computer systems with little or no integration resulting in manual processes for everything. overly conservative business philosophy, especially with regard to finances, and how vendors are paid.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring/promoting upper management level people with direct reports (Director, Sr. Director, VP, SVP) who have NO people management experience or skills.



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