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BlueGranite Overview

Portage, MI
1 to 50 employees
1996
Company - Private
IT Services
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
At BlueGranite, we spend each day helping our clients get the answers they need from data. Whether it's through building tools and solutions that provide easier access to data or creating analytics and visualizations that are easier to understand, our ... Read more

BlueGranite – Why Work For Us?


Our Core Values

We’re guided by these shared values, which shape everything we do:


Client First

We’re all about creating a great experience for our clients and delivering value at a rapid pace. We use our knowledge and expertise to determine where we can make the most impact on our clients’ and partners’ bottom lines, and go above and beyond to leave you in awe.

Integrity

We value honesty. We fulfill our commitments and promises and always hold each other accountable. A high integrity workplace means we also foster open and honest communication with each other.

Have Fun

We take time to build personal relationships with one another, clients and partners, which means we actually enjoy who we work with, and you’ll see that attitude reflected in the end product — our work for you.

Teamwork

We wouldn’t be who we are as a company without teamwork. It’s what makes us unique. We believe the smallest things can make the biggest impact, so we don’t hesitate to go that extra step. No contribution is too small.

Commitment to Innovation

We maintain a startup culture where we’re always learning, experimenting and moving forward. We take pride in our work and are always looking for new ways to create great experiences for our clients.

It’s not unusual to hear our employees say they love coming to work everyday. In fact, many of our employees have been with BlueGranite for more than five years—a rarity in an industry with frequent turnover. We really enjoy who we work with, whether that’s co-workers or clients, and that comes through in our work every day.

We invest in our team members and our culture to create a high-performing work environment, which makes the customer experience more enjoyable and productive.

When you meet us, you’ll notice we listen more than we talk and are always ready to contribute.

We have a real passion for technology and are continually learning about the latest advancements in order to share that knowledge with our clients. We thrive most when we’re solving clients’ problems.


We're looking for talented self-starters with a passion for data and a desire to learn.

At BlueGranite, we commit to our clients first each and every day. We are guided by our shared values and maintain a startup culture where we are always learning, experimenting, and moving forward.

We have been recognized by Great Place to Work, where 98% of employees have rated BlueGranite as a great workplace. In 2017, we were named in Fortune Magazine as a top 50 Best Workplace for small and medium sized businesses.


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    I have been working at BlueGranite full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Here's why I've been around for 5+ years:
    1) BlueGranite is one of the top tier Microsoft Data and Analytics partners, which provides ample opportunities to work with a variety of clients and interesting projects.
    2) The team is stacked with smart, capable, and collaborative consultants. Most everyone is a team player and has an interest in bettering themselves as well as their teammates.
    3) You get to work from home (or whatever you want to call home for the day), but you have the backing of an encouraging leadership team that gives you the autonomy to choose where you want to focus on developing and deepening your skills/career.
    4) You get a platform (if you want one). Blogging, speaking, and training are highly encouraged. So if those are activities you're interested in, you get the benefit of doing so within a trusted well-known brand.
    5) Compensation is competitive and always getting better.
    6) Career growth opportunities within BlueGranite and after. I've seen consultants move up to leadership roles on several occasions. There's also a pretty clear path to move up the ranks from more junior roles to senior and architect roles. Also, since BlueGranite has built such a great brand, the career opportunities that I've seen coworkers move onto are very impressive.
    7) BlueGranite is not afraid to walk away from possible work if it doesn't line up with the core disciplines or values. For example, if a customer demands that a consultant be on-site full time, BlueGranite will gracefully turn the
    opportunity down in most cases. Also if a customer is being difficult to work with and the consultants are doing everything they can to help make the customer happy, the leadership team will fully back the consultants. They'd rather keep good talent then deal with difficult customers.

    Cons

    1) Working from home can be isolating at times. If you've never worked from home before, there will likely be some new habits you'll need to learn. Most importantly, focus on setting up an environment at home where you can be productive. Lean on the team to find out what systems they employ to help focus and succeed.
    2) There's not a ton of back-office support. However, they do a lot with a nimble Operations team. If you're not used to being a self-starter and seeking answers when they're not readily available for you, then you might struggle a bit.
    3) As new technology evolves, you have to continue to stay ahead of the curve. Sometimes you might be asked to work with a Microsoft technology that you're not incredibly confident with. You'll have to learn it quickly so you can use it within a customer engagement. The constants of learning and change might feel a bit stressful at times.
    4) It's largely project work. You have to be ok with not seeing things you build grow and mature for extended periods. You implement, release, and move on. I can't say I've loved every project I've worked on. However, when I have been unhappy with a project, the operations team always does what they can to move me to a project that aligned more with my interests.

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BlueGranite Awards & Accolades

  • Great Places to Work Certified, Great Place to Work, 2018

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