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Granite Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
59 Reviews
3.1
59 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, job security, great people to work with and lots of diversification, work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good place to start for new graduates as well as former military personnel (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There pretty much is no structured career path (in 3 reviews)

  • No clue in the HR department of what talent they have (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    No Career Path

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

    I have been working at Granite

    Pros

    Great people to work with, pay is decent and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    No career path. Everyone seems to be content in their current positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and identify career paths for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice company

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

    I have been working at Granite

    Pros

    Granite is a great company very flexible. Good work life balance

    Cons

    promotions are difficult. leadership direction is unknown and this can be scary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stay away!

    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Salem, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Salem, VA

    I worked at Granite full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, paid time off

    Cons

    Lack of knowledge from the higher up, no merit increase, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should not be for who you know in the company, it should be by your knowledge.

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  5.  

    Granite Services in Tampa

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Leadership in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Granite full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy work environment, nice people. Great work / life balance.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunity for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work if you can work with all of the hassles.

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

    I worked at Granite full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good training programs and you get good field experience. There are various contracts available to you and you are paid weekly. Good health benefits. Can be a bridge to working with GE, since they are the parent company. BTW, the HR folks seemed pretty good to me, but I didn't need to forward any management issues to them. I just dealt with the managers directly.

    Cons

    Management is a problem. I had 4 different managers before I got laid off. The Granite managers may not be be very knowledgable about your work role and its details and they can be very difficult to reach when you need them. You can get caught in the middle between Granite and GE and not know what is going on. Then it could be too late to get things straightened out. Don't expect to get performance reviews or get your contract renewed on time. Also, getting your 'numbers' before going out on assignment may not be timely, resulting in issues when you need to do get your billing done for your time & expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like there are too many workers assigned to each manager. That needs to be corrected and then the managers need to be accessible 24x7 when you are out in the field. The managers also need to be honest & straight-ahead on all communication with their employees. No b.s. or pie-in-the-sky stuff that couldn't possibly materialize. They need to be able to take honest criticism from their employees without copping attitudes (or worse). And they need to listen and be more empathetic. Thanks!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite

    Pros

    great service manager; cared about employees

    Cons

    frequent changes in management; not many opportunities for growth

  8.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Contracts Specialist in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Contracts Specialist in Schenectady, NY

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

    Pros

    subsidiary of GE
    decent benfits for a contractor

    Cons

    NO breiefment
    No addtional time off after 5 year
    no WFH policy
    compensation could be more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good stepping stone

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

    I have been working at Granite full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, job security, great people to work with and lots of diversification, work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of ability to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Logistics Sourcing Leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Sourcing Leader in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Logistics Sourcing Leader in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Granite full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stepping stone to a new role with General Electric direct or another Energy or Logistics firm. This is at best an entry level opportunity until you can get your big boy pants on!

    Cons

    Management is horrible and Human Resources is non existent, no training and no growth . Once economy improves there goes your resources . No better than a staffing agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the resources you have hired as you are a service provider. No corporate identity, high corporate mistrust, site management incompetent micro managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company

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

    I have been working at Granite full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, great opportunity to excels, It was 10 years of hard working environment, great potential for young person

    Cons

    better team coordination, better structure, too much early advancement for young and inexperience, too much buddy buddy leadership. Advancement should based on the maturity and leadership ability along with knowledge. Leaders must separated them self from the team they lead during after duty hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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