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Graebel Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
75 Reviews

3.2
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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    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
  3.  

    no.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    Don't expect too much, or anything really

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Driver in Portland, OR

    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
  6.  

    Don't bother

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Expense  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Expense in Alpharetta, GA

    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
  7.  

    Offers work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wausau, WI

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Choose which department you work for wisely

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Aurora, CO

    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
  9.  

    Office atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interstate Invoicer  in  Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Interstate Invoicer in Wausau, WI

    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
  10.  

    General Warehouse Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with

    Cons

    Some extremely long days. Not uncommon to work until 9PM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make scheduling more stable.

  11.  

    Wonderful company to work for.

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

    Pros

    Excellent career growth potential. The company takes time to invest in their employees. Competitive pay and benefits. Telecommuting options for some positions, definitely a perk. Full gym onsite. Opportunities to work overseas are available.

    Cons

    Corporate location is pretty far from the city. Operations runs very lean, which can lead to working a lot of hours with many different hats. A small handful of entrenched, long-term senior leaders can be difficult to convince with new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a mentorship program to help develop the next crop of executive leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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