Granite Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
55 Reviews
3.2
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Helpful for a good work life balance (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Road warrior, not a place to work if you don't want to be away from family (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Granite Services in Tampa

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    Current Employee - Leadership  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Leadership in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Granite full-time for 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
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    I worked at Granite full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    A good stepping stone

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Logistics Sourcing Leader

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    Former Employee - Logistics Sourcing Leader  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Logistics Sourcing Leader in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Granite full-time for 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
  8.  

    Excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commissioning Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Commissioning Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Granite full-time for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is unprofessional and clueless of the work performed in the logistics office.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, great benefits, excellent time off plan from starting day.

    Cons

    If you have issues with management you can almost guarantee your professional work will not overcome the personal opinion of management. Once you are labeled a problem or person who stands up for themselves you will always be a target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Building company moral would be very beneficial to helping secure contracts and additional responsibility. HR and management are not there to resolve employee issues, most concerns are swept under the rug and a lot if decisions are made on personal basis not professional achievements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging work environment with team-like organizational culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Granite full-time

    Pros

    Learn about the energy industry, improve on objective work practices and working with little supervision, support staff bonuses. Utilize high-end software and database applications.

    Cons

    Company may have grown too fast, no real extensive tasks and procedures to follow, particularly for the most important business aspect - purchase orders/billing. Support staff salary is half that of middle management, yet support staff is expected to guide management through established task and procedures. Employees are required to take vacation within the year or lose the hours accrued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For any strategic planning, look to the end user (entry level staff) for guidance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Generous wholly owned affiliate of GE hiring contractors.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at Granite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Independent work environment. Fair pay. Great benefits include, medical, dental, eye, life, 401K match, as well as other packages. The employee contribution was minimal compared to past employers. In conjunction with GE, the company provides employee with annual review. HR representative is on site in case someone is in need of assistance.

    Cons

    Position is not permanent (contractor status). There's no feeling that you're part of a company team. Departure policy dictates they cannot provide references to anyone. When hired for a one year term, the maximum extension you can get is another 6-months (18-months total). After which, you MUST take a 3-month layoff before being considered for rehire. No promises on rehire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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