Granite Telecommunications

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Granite Telecommunications Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
93 Reviews
2.1
93 Reviews
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Rob Hale Jr.
58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you work hard, there is room for advancement and you will be able to find the right place for yourself in the company (in 3 reviews)

  • There's lots of great people there (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Monday morning meetings to worship the guy who thinks he's the high school prom king (in 8 reviews)

  • Management-- especially upper management-- does not understand the carrot and stick reward system (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing Friendly Co-Workers, Lousy Pay Structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Starting Pay is not too bad
    Co-workers are all friendly and hangout together a lot.
    Great place to grow a career straight out of college

    Cons

    Management can be overzealous with micro managing
    The pay structure is based on promotion not performance
    Meetings are more like tutoring classes with a lack of free flowing ideas gathering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow some democracy with in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    decent base salary
    people are for the most part great

    Cons

    In general, sales management is very poor. Always negative and their form of encouragement is threatening their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not worth the effort!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great youthful environment. The people are "friendly". Great way for college grads to transition into the corporate world.

    Cons

    There is a huge difference between getting coached and getting trained. Granite barely offers "coaching". There's poor leadership and they expect new employees/temps to fully grasp the process and terminology within a couple of days. If there is a lack of training, most likely the employees/temps will continue to make mistakes. IT'S COMMON SENSE! No one in the office is willing to genuinely give a helping hand to those who are struggling.

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  5.  

    Not a ton of upward mobility, and pay is not great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications

    Pros

    Great co workers. Company does a lot for community. Commute accessing by T

    Cons

    Micromanaged HighSchool environment.
    Not a lot of upward mobility.
    This company should definitely pay more. Long hours as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher base salaries will increase morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company culture, low pay!

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    Current Employee - Premier Account Analyst  in  Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Premier Account Analyst in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Granite Telecommunications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a great starter job for recent grads. Barrier to entry is very low (legal resident with a college degree), and the starting salary beats McDonald's two fold. The company culture is very nice, with a corporate emphasis on charity and helping others out. Also a free state of the art gym, and the Quincy headquarters are located right next to the subway station.

    Cons

    Salary is too low for anyone but a recent grad still living with his/her parents. The company is very much focused on POTS which, I get it, provides most of the revenue- but is slowly but surely dying. Lot's of disorganization- talk of processes but they never come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Folks... please understand, POTS is dying. I feel we're not aggressive enough with the new products since we are cushioned by the POTS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible waste of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications

    Pros

    Gym, bonuses free food when winning montlhy goals

    Cons

    Cult like enviroment, place for chidlren

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity in managemnt no minorites ok maybe one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intimidating Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Provisioning Analyst  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Provisioning Analyst in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    There are some nice coworkers. The training is better than most companies but could still be improved. Upper management is friendly.

    Cons

    Low pay temp to hire work. Direct supervisor was intimidating and passive aggressive. I asked for help several times before I was brought into a meeting to discuss my performance and I never received the help I asked for. I was never told that I was finished and I showed up for work that Monday to find that I was no longer employed. It was embarrassing and disheartening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your temps better. Stop treating your employees like children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst place ever

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    Former Employee - Pricing-billing Analyst  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Pricing-billing Analyst in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gym. Easy to get hired.

    Cons

    Let's see...I got fired for incorrectly filling out my time sheet. One time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DIAGF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Granite Way

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premier Project Manager  in  Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Premier Project Manager in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great entry level position for college grads right out of school.

    Cons

    Company lacks structure, procedure, and protocol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to folks getting their hands dirty, doing all the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I forgot how horrible this place was....blocked it out!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    NONE. I assume some people were nice. We weren't allowed to talk. If you even dare start to ask how someone is, the manager walks over and reprimands everyone. IT'S THAT INSANE!

    Cons

    Where do I start? In no particular order:

    1. The sick and twisted management style - EVERYONE has to work 8-5 and lunch from 12-1. On a call with a customer until 12:15? Too bad, so sad. You have to take 45 minutes.

    2. As a result of #1, unless you bring a lunch, you are in line with everyone else, choking down your meal so you can clock in at 1pm SHARP! Not 12:59.....you will get spoken to.

    3. Ever seen about 1,000 people stampede out of a non burning building? 5pm at Granite. I'm talking elbows in the stairs, elevators annoyingly full, cars screeching out of the parking lot, almost hitting the employees walking to the T.

    4. Dress Code is monitored like a creepy over-protective step-father.

    5. And just like everyone else said, the Nazi style Monday morning meetings where if the sun is blinding you in the window, too bad. Can't touch the blinds.....

    THIS PLACE IS SO INSANE! Do not work here!!! I was new to the area and tricked by a staffing agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are seriously the most disturbed place I have ever walked into.......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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