Compare Tripadvisor vs Granite Telecommunications BETASee how Granite Telecommunications vs. Tripadvisor compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Tripadvisor full-time for more than a year
I love talking to people about my job. When people ask me, “do you like working there” I can’t help but smile. While it’s a job and it is work, it’s a privilege to work here and I get to realize that... again and again each time I talk to someone about Trip. Even just explaining what he culture and benefits are like here people are always blown away. Sometimes it feels like an embarrassment of riches as I explain it to people, they get more and more shocked as I rattle off the perks. Whether it’s the free lunch or the feeling of community across teams and levels, I find myself being just as impressed by my words as those I am speaking to. If I had to pick, the biggest pros about working here are our philanthropic efforts and the normalcy of volunteering amongst the employees here and the transparency from management. Our global volunteer days we have each year during the summer highlight something that is present all year round at Tripadvisor: volunteering and giving back is not only encouraged here, it’s expected. I am humbled to be a part of a company who highly values giving back to the world that it aims to help us explore. The transparency is self-explanatory. We are seldom left in the dark and are quickly informed of any moving parts or changes in the company. It makes everyone feel important and essential to the team, an irreplaceable part of our culture.
Things move very quickly here and if that isn't your jive it can be a bit hard to keep up.
I have been working at Granite Telecommunications
In my opinion, the best solution sales/account management role I’ve ever had. & should mention too: I had no product knowledge or could really tell you what ‘telecommunications’ meant when starting.... Just wasn’t my focus in previous roles. ..but that wasn’t a problem for Granite :) Nobody: Granite: But can you sell though?? Are you coachable, or nah? In terms of Culture — We’ve got a hard working, diverse, really smart and fun team & we certainly work hard , but also don’t forget to have our fun playing hard too. A healthy level of competition to motivate the teams to keep us striving for more. Holiday parties and team outings are also a bonus. We genuinely all get along and celebrate each other’s wins. Friends really become family @ Granite In terms of Support/Training — Granite University is the first stop when you start. Who is Granite, What is Telecom, basically a Granite 101 to build the foundation of understanding & then coming back to the home office to shadow and learn from the team first hand. I think that the ongoing training is a huge Pro for me. Even with experience now, I love that Granite works to help keep you as on top of your ish as you wanna be. the Mentor/Mentee assignment is a good one too. Partnering a newer person with a tenured one, to help the newer person ramp up faster. What a freaking help! Management — RVP is a telecom leader of 20+ years. Marc is a great resource of knowledge and coaching & busting chops lol & Director Eric, SAME. A duo I’m proud to be guided by Great leaders. Coaches that will challenge your way of thinking, in the best way. We all make silly excuses sometimes, right? These two have the approach of guiding you with sincerity + positivity to help you challenge your own damn self. They have your back & it’s something that I appreciate very much from Granite. Dat Paycheck Tho — Base + Commission which is uncapped. Sky is sincerely the limit and driven by your own work ethic. I love that my effort is parallel to that paycheckkkk . By 18 months into Granite, my W2 literally TRIPLED from my previous job. $3x?!? Ya kiddin me? Day to Day — Existing customer base is a big Pro for me. Not cold calling . I find pride personally in the opportunity to interact with the C Suite at Fortune 500 companies, which then ultimately impacts the way a whole business is run. Oh, you own the place? Let’s talk Mr. CEO. 8-5 is nice. Hour for lunch is *VERY* nice (food is a solid priority, lets be honest guys) I know you’re reading a review just for the lunch policy. It’s fine. Totally acceptable. Having a Premier team. RDM is a sales role, relationship building. The Premier team assigned to each of our accounts are responsible for the operations-esque requests, freeing you up to just keep swimming Oh! Last thing. Comp plan is clear, transparent, plain black & white. Easy to understand and use as a guide for our own goals. Love that the most!!
I think that every single sales job can be hard/tough at times, right? But sales in general aside- Granite could do a better job sometimes at educating the operations and provisioning teams a bit... sooner/faster on implementation process of a newer or revamped product so that as we roll out & Sales goes pedal to the metal, we are all aligned a little tighter. — this honestly is pretty minor & not frequent, just being transparent Very recently Rob (CEO) decided that Business Casual and work from home at times was a great move! So, I would have put that here too about 2 months ago.
Advice to Management
Continue the support and guidance. I think its great that Granite’s own C Suite travels out to build relationships with clients too. Keep that up, Granite! We’ve built a great culture and I... appreciate very much the chance to learn & challenge the status quo, and it all be heard at the highest level.