Granite Construction Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Granite Construction President and CEO James H. Roberts
James H. Roberts
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Pros
  • Great core values and a good reputation within the industry (in 5 reviews)

  • It's a good place to start your career to get some experience if you're fresh out of college (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is not at all balanced (in 7 reviews)

  • If you are a construction worker epect to work very long hours and to get little in return (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people and our reputation with the public are what make Granite a great place

    Cons

    too many silos. as much as they try, no one in management seems willing to truly knock down the silo walls.

    Advice to Management

    clean house of the 'laggard' middle management that doesn't want their "cheese moved".


  2. One of the best around

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Takeoff Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Takeoff Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Granite Construction (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, good management, peer feedback and help available and constructive, great benifits, surprise bonuses.

    Cons

    The only Con is that there are no open positions at my level. I would love to go back to work for this company.


  3. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great money, everything else to expect from a construction job, union.

    Cons

    Seasonal, only work 8-9 months out of the year

    Advice to Management

    Delegate


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  5. Was hoping for better management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work was in the area.

    Cons

    Bad managers! Just because you're the last man standing, does not mean you are qualified for a management position.

    Advice to Management

    Find qualified people.


  6. Could have been better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of independent work and really teaches you to think. Everyone is nice for the most part and the hours and pay are decent.

    Cons

    No training involved. The first day you are thrown in with no guidelines or structure, can be hard for someone just starting out

    Advice to Management

    Have a structure for interns that come in like a week long training outlook of the types of responsibilities and tasks you will be doing along with how to use certain software.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Granite Construction is a great company. Their work is top notch, and they treat employees well. There is a lot of tenure in the company and it shows. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to work at Granite.

    Cons

    Every company has issues, even if they are minor. Changes in leadership resulted in some confusion, but overall were handled well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This is a company that should do well long into the future.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A solid company

    Former Employee - Consultant/Contractor in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant/Contractor in Watsonville, CA

    I worked at Granite Construction (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company had solid team and structure.

    Cons

    It was located far from where I lived.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Safety Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Honesty. The company is proud of their image, ethics, quality and safety. Ranked by Ethosphere for many years, Best Places to Work etc. While the corporation pays less than competitors, it's where you want to work.

    Cons

    Leadership has changed in recent years from builders running to corporation to non-builders. The corporation was heavily involved in proving to employees that they are the most important asset through the Learning and Development department. Should the 'was' change...they'll again earn the retention years of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the roots the corporation was founded upon, don't let it slip into history.


  10. Helpful (2)

    work your life away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, company vehicle, safety first

    Cons

    Good ol' boys club, get ready to work your life away, not clear on expectations, bunch of time wasting at work doesn't equate to working more, no training/access on technology to advance career.

    Advice to Management

    Working more hours doesn't mean a better an employee. People have lives and family. Give hourly pay to salaried employees. Expecting them to work more when you don't pay them more is a detriment to this nation.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A lot of room for improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    Overall good people, feels like a second family. Some really smart people work here. Importance of safety is stressed everyday.

    Cons

    Granite seems to not be rebounding with the economy. 401k is mediocre, and health benefits are getting worse every year. It seems like Granite is not winning work as much as they should be.



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