Granite Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Starts off nice, then they destroy you

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    Former Contractor - Technical Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Former Contractor - Technical Advisor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Granite as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel everywhere, competitive pay. Good work experience. Get a lot of rewards for flying with the same brand and staying in the same hotel chains.

    Cons

    Everyone is on an annual contract. At a moments notice Granite can stop this contract and say sorry, no more pay. Only come to Granite if desperate for a job. Always look for another job while hired on. Granite only sees you as a number, when they need to save a dollar they will throw you away. You will never feel part of a team. If you get an hourly contract they will stop working you when you get close to those hours. Just remember, they don't care about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more loyal to your employees. They are the ones making the billions for your company only so you can throw them to the curb.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Overall a great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Level III Technician
    Former Employee - Senior Level III Technician

    I worked at Granite full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start-up
    Management was mostly military so they have a good head on their shoulders
    Pay is very competitive
    Matching 401K
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Extensive travel. Great if you are single, not so much if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Six years of global experience

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Granite full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Macro management, allowed to self plan and execute.

    Cons

    Poor HR, poor service management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more with employees and conduct performance reviews on time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. No upward mobility, no employee support

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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Granite full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have nothing good I can say about this company. They seem to delight in trying to pound square pegs into round holes.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, no employee support, no growth potential at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Nice Work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Granite full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, excellent team coordination, Good value to employees personal life. Good exposure in IT environment.

    Cons

    Limited resources and scope for IT team to grow big.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Variable Workforce Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Granite full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has some good people especially people that specialize in fields like materials management or logistics.

    Cons

    There pretty much is no structured career path. You're pretty much a part of a variable workforce working on GE projects until you get laid off or decide to quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. A roller coaster

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

    I worked at Granite full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most other staffing companies.
    If you have no real skills, do not know how to get along with people, like to take credit for other employees’ suggestions, ideas and work you have found the ideal company to work in. Promotions and job rotations are endless for you.
    If you know anyone in middle/upper management and they like you, your future is very promising regardless of your background, training or ability to perform.
    One additional benefit , if you follow suggestions, orders or are willing to do whatever is directed by your manager(s) without any of your own thoughts, comments, suggestions, ideas, or concern for any other employees you have a job for life.

    Cons

    No company is perfect. We all strive to be happily and gainfully work however it appears ALL of the most imperfect people at those imperfect companies are hired as supervisors, managers and especially directors at Granite.
    Very little or no career path except to the "good old boy system" or friends recommend by upper management---regardless if they have the basic skills for the job or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not listen to any current employees, former employees or customer comments. Keep doing the same things and do not change as it is working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    A One-Way path to No Where! Granite Wind Segment

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    Current Employee - Technical Advisor- Wind Install in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor- Wind Install in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Granite full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company had fair training, good travel opportunities, and reasonable pay. Granite is horrible to deal with in between projects, but once your on a GE site; it is quite pleasant, and I enjoyed my work.

    Cons

    No clue in the HR department of what talent they have. They don't know a good worker from bad! Classic Nepotism, "Good Ole' Boy" Network. If your not included in it, you might be out of work for 8 months. No job advancement, if your hired for a certain position, you may have a chance at a lead position, and nothing further! If you have any problems to be solved (computer issues, insurance, 401k, etc) good luck, your service manager NEVER gets back to you, along with the staff at Tampa! I could go on for hours about the issues of this company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would eradicate all the inept, middle managers, especially the service managers from the wind segment! I would get back to the tradition of when it was Penpower, and hire the best talent who could do the job the quickest and best. Hiring people off the street MUST stop. There were some of my colleagues who could barely speak interpretable English.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Decent, flexible.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Relatively well pay, easy co-workers. This is a job where you can interact as much or as little as you like with collegues.

    Cons

    There is nepotism throughout. There is no room for promotion or a raise. You are asked to perform tasks outside of scope and the company hires individuals "off the street"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are power struggles in the company. There is a barriers between management and labor. Complaints go unheard and the managers encourage little participation in the bottom up meeting.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Good starting point

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of paid down time during the summer and winter months. Good place to start for new graduates as well as former military personnel. GE is quite accessible for other opportunities from within. Pay is okay, lots of overtime. Benefits are solid, a tad expensive though.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from home for field employees. Bureaucracy gets in the way sometimes, can be rather frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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