Granite

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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    HR and upper management are terrible, stay away!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Granite

    Pros

    You get paid weekly and the health benefits are above average. It also allows you to get your "foot in the door" with GE, however you could do the same with other contracting firms. Granite does have a bad reputation with a lot of GE managers.

    Cons

    If you have any personnel issues don't expect the company to EVER do the right thing. The HR department is terrible, they are NOT there for the employees. Even if you take issues as far up the chain as you can go and you have proof of wrong doing, they still don't listen or do anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Closely examine your management team and get rid of the unethical managers that fail to do what's best for all parties involved. Granite has such a high employee turnover rate because upper management is terrible. Many times you can't even get in touch with your local Service Managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unreasonable hours and always short staffed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Granite

    Pros

    Pay, health Benefits, paid vacation. Average in the industry. Good place to start your career. Mostly nice people to work with.

    Cons

    You would have to work non-stop to keep up with the responsibilities. Average of 10-12 hours per day without being compensated for it.
    Communication from management is poor and training is almost nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and recognize the hard work of your people and Hire additional help where needed. Set reasonable attainable goals so your employees can have a life outside of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Technical in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at Granite

    Pros

    pay is good compared to other places

    Cons

    time off is bad, 2 weeks vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good salary, too much time away from home

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wind Technician in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Wind Technician in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Granite

    Pros

    Salary, beefits are average for the industry

    Cons

    Road warrior, not a place to work if you don't want to be away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Zero Transparency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Technician in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Granite

    Pros

    Good Pay. Many opportunities all over the world. They're essentially GE Energy, as GE owns Granite. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No transparency. You literally must ask every single possible question you could ever think of, and still, you'll come across several huge negative surprises. Because you will likely report to a field location (GE), the Granite Managers will have zero idea about what you actually do day-to-day. How can performance be assessed if you have no idea what I do ?? It's painful to speak to them, because you can just assume that they don't know anything about what you intend on asking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. We're all busy, so it's no excuse. Interact with direct GE Managers so that you can actually assess your employees performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great employer contracting to a not-so-great client.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at Granite

    Pros

    Compensation is slightly above market, great benefits, exposure to some very interesting work matter. Service managers will go to bat for you and represent their labor force very well. Very safety-oriented and provides internal education for site safety and safety improvement.

    Cons

    While you're a Granite employee, you're a contractor to General Electric and must suffer the whims of their bureaucracy. You get all of the great stress from working on GE schedules and GE subject matter but are often left out of perks such as gatherings, achievement tchotchkes, or other types of recognition. Little to no advancement options as a contractor. Some GE people will not treat you fairly or give your work equal weighting compared to inside work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold clients to their contracts and responsibilities at all levels of management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Subcontracted by many wind turbine manufacturers to perform receiving, parts inventory, installation, and commissioning

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

    I have been working at Granite

    Pros

    Paid hourly, travel all over, booming industry, work outside, per diem, bonuses, tooling/gas/office supplies/flights/personal vehicle mileage/etc. expensed, use brand new trucks, insight into different cultural backgrounds/meet many people from all over

    Cons

    100% travel, 60 to 100 hrs. per wk, extreme environments (hot and cold, wet and dry), no work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Granite services is above average in a tight economy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSC Level I Support Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - CSC Level I Support Engineer in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at Granite

    Pros

    The pay scale seems to be very good for a ground floor position. The scheduled hours allow us to take three or four days per week off, which works out well for my personal situation. The people that I work with seem to be of above average intelligence and everyone gets along well. We work in a team environment, for long hours and that is important.

    Cons

    The hours are difficult to work in a row, 4 days of 12 hours. Sometimes being a contractor at a GE facility means you get the short end of the stick when it comes to fair treatment by GE, but Granite does a good job of trying to make that up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that advancement is shown as a viable option, that Granite is a place to have a career, not just a job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Avoid if you can

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Algiers (Algeria)
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Algiers (Algeria)

    I have been working at Granite full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good Salary
    - work-life balance is ok

    Cons

    - Communicating with inside this company.
    - Managers have 60+ persons to manage and they don't even know who you are and how you are performing.
    - GE Training is terrible and make you learn stuff that are a complete loss of time. a special mention to the documentation for your job (which is GE documentation) which should receive the price of the worst documentation ever.
    - Nobody talks about your career growth inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Define a clear plan for career growth.
    - Make the managers communicate of what they are expecting from their employees and make sure managers are listening to their employees.
    - increase the number of service managers so that they have few people to manage.
    - Fix HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    GE

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    working, leadership, time-off policies, off day, compensation, flexible.

    Cons

    benefit, career path, chance to work,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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