Granite Telecommunications

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Granite Telecommunications Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
93 Reviews

2.2
93 Reviews
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Quincy, MA

    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.  

    Great company culture, low pay!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premier Account Analyst  in  Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Premier Account Analyst in Quincy, MA

    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
  3.  

    Worst place ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing-billing Analyst  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Pricing-billing Analyst in Quincy, MA

    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
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  5.  

    The Granite Way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premier Project Manager  in  Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Premier Project Manager in Quincy, MA

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA

    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
  7.  

    Better than most...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rebill Carrier Services  in  Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Rebill Carrier Services in Quincy, MA

    Pros

    The place is a good stepping stone... put it up against other entry level jobs like state St or blue cross and granite pays a little better... plus the leadership at least knows you and there's opportunity to move up... you may be a cog in the machine but at least they know your model number

    Cons

    They put waaay too much faith in this intelligence test they give out after the interview... The company also takes somewhat more of an active role in your health... However the food in the cafe is still horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are so many meetings... we absolutely don't need to waste as much time as we are currently

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Growth in Finance Org!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Pricing  in  Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Product Pricing in Quincy, MA

    Pros

    Management cares about employees. New benefits. Clear goals. Really good upper management in my department. You can grow quickly if you ask questions and have motivation.

    Cons

    Punching into etime. Didn't like the reading for team meetings at first but learned to like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency in management. Wish all supervisors were like the director and cared like she does. I want a growth path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Great Stepping Stone

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

    Pros

    Granite supports its community and gives back to its employees. If you work hard, there is room for advancement and you will be able to find the right place for yourself in the company. A great stepping stone for recent college graduates looking for a place to start a career in corporate. If you take advantage of the experience, the skills you learn here can help you in the next twenty years of your career.

    Cons

    Office culture can be stressful for recent graduates who have unrealistic expectations of the world after college. Management styles vary among supervisors, some very positive, some very negative. Many say there is an "atmosphere of fear" at Granite but if you work hard, you'll be recognized for it and have that job security. Be prepared for work taking priority in work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management could benefit from leadership courses. Mentor your new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    not my favorite job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Quincy, MA

    Pros

    it was close by home

    Cons

    no real training, just straight phone call complaints all day, they charge 3$ to wear casual clothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awful just awful

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

    Pros

    free water and free gym

    Cons

    helicopter supervisors, egotistical owners, extremely strict rules, jobs require no experience, list goes on and on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your head out of your rear ends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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