Graebel Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
75 Reviews
3.1
75 Reviews
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Bill Graebel
56 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Proposal volume is reasonable so writers not challenged with work life balance issues (in 4 reviews)

  • There's so much opportunity for advancement here, and the company culture in most departments is very laid-back and inclusive (in 3 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 5 reviews)

  • Staff is really stretched and the low morale is a reflection of over-stressed employees (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Absolutely a wonderful employer!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graebel

    Pros

    Excellent career growth potential and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    I absolutely love the company - no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing --

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    New management decided to change processes that weren't flawed before they even knew what the business was about.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Graebel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Focus on wellness through on site health fairs and screenings.

    Cons

    Low pay, suspended 401k matching, nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dumping experienced relocation managers to bring in outsiders that don't care about the business hasn't worked. Your relocation business has been described as a train wreck. You reap what you sow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to be severely overworked and under-appreciated.

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    Current Employee - Global Household Goods Coordinator  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Global Household Goods Coordinator in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Graebel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -They have a decent salary for the market.
    -They also have a decent PTO policy, I believe 17 PTO days a year.

    Cons

    -The company is a revolving door when it comes to turnover - no one lasts more than two years.
    -Career path is non-existent, company refuses to invest in its employees.
    -Consistently pressured to work overtime and weekends, work/life balance is awful.
    -Technologically ancient - system used for household goods was developed from free-ware back in the early 2000s and it does not communicate with any of the other departments systems. They have absolutely no intention of upgrading anytime soon.
    -Executive board consists almost entirely of elderly white men - despite being a diverse company at the operations level, it seems diversity is not celebrated on the executive level.
    -The disconnect between executives and operations is palpable, which makes driving change and improvements to the day-to-day job incredibly difficult.
    -Benefits are sub-par, zero perks of working for the company. For example: as an employee, if you go to the warehouse and request used boxes, they will charge you full price for them! Incredibly stingy company, despite record profits in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention bonuses, lower case load, remove redundant manager positions that clearly add no value, improve your systems and software.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    no.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Graebel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no friends at graebel.

    Cons

    It's challenging because you have to live there to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Graebel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small location where everyone wears at least a few hats. Job security in this way.

    Cons

    The typical gossip is harder to avoid in a small setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgt is fine given their very limitations dictated by big corporate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect too much, or anything really

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    Former Employee - Driver  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Driver in Portland, OR

    I worked at Graebel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best coworkers you could ever hope for. Friendly rivalry between long term employees at different offices. An amazing work experience if you get into office moving, instead of household.

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions come with pay increases. Going from a mover to a driver should come with one! You have to give us time in the morning to do drivers logs, or we won't do them and rack of fines for the company. Get your managers moved out of positions where they can hold a grudge and for gods sake if you're going to interview internal employees for a position, HIRE FROM WITHIN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother

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    Current Employee - Expense  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Expense in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Graebel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sadly there aren't any. Beats unemployment for some I guess.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Low pay, low employee morale, disingenuous managers and co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Choose which department you work for wisely

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Graebel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people relationships you can make are very rewarding. It is not promoted to work or talk with other departments very well but if you choose to these relationships can be long lasting even if you are no longer working there.

    Cons

    This company is all about who you know to get where you are. It doesn't matter if you can do the job or are even deserving of doing the job. As long as you know someone up the ladder you will get the job. The accounting team was wiped out because of this specific thing. Otherwise promotions are non-existent. Compensation is horrible as is the pay. The leadership is horrible and has no idea how to relate or even talk with the normal worker at Graebel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not put people in a position of power when they have not proven themselves or have ever been in that field before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Offers work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at Graebel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    laid back work environment and flexible when it comes to family related issues

    Cons

    finding enough drivers for the busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more leadership and management training for their people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Office atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Interstate Invoicer  in  Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Interstate Invoicer in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at Graebel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Clean organized office, supervisors are close by. Can get overtime to increase your personal take home pay.

    Cons

    Very clicky and too much drama, office pets. Don't get involved. Truth never told by supervisors, kept in dark, just make your numbers and go home. Human resources can not be trusted. Don't complain or you are let go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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