Granite Telecommunications - Disgraceful Excuse for an Employer | Glassdoor
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    "Disgraceful Excuse for an Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time

    Pros

    Granite does an excellent job of hiring people who are over qualified for their positions and making them feel otherwise. The exception would be management, which by and large, is full of people who would likely never achieve such success elsewhere and this is why they never leave. While there are some people who exemplify what management should be, most of them are promoted because they are malleable and lack the ambition required to move on. Free gym. Close the T, which many people should take because the parking lots are a complete mess of a situation. Free shirts for those who work out or when they make a big revenue goal, although they put the company value on the shirts, which is completely pompous and tacky.

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    Cons

    Granite runs on favorites. You can be the top performer on one team and the worst on another depending on how your manager feels about you. The transparency of the bias will be denied if you bring up but obvious for everyone to see. Management fosters an incredibly unhealthy and unprofessional environment. So disconnected from employees that they use snitches to keep them informed of things they might know if they paid attention. No HR and very conscious of image: There is someone on salary reviewing and rebutting every review and then soliciting fake positive reviews to counterbalance the negatives and bring up the overall score. Members of management seek to identify those who they think would be willing to write positive reviews and flat out ask them to do so. Perhaps they could have put those resources into addressing employee concerns rather than devoting an entire human whose only purpose is to temper the terrible image they've constructed amongst their employees might be helpful. Turnover: a revolving door to the point that some employees are asked to lie about leaving the company when handing over accounts and instead told to claim a new position within. CEO is an immature, petulant manchild. Clearly very insecure as he is a prime example of nepotism as opposed to hard work and behaves like he's running a frat house rather than a company. Berated unhappy employees for honestly answering a survey that he asked them to take instead of taking into consideration the concerns leading to said dissatisfaction. Told people to quit because he is unwilling to change anything mentioned ever (actual statement) This place is such an absolute joke that it's shocking that people still want to work there. I admit to being a hopeful prospect writing off negative reviews as disgruntled ex employees but from first hand experience, it is an abnormal company in that it leaves employees worse than they come in.

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    Advice to Management

    You are offensive from the way you treat employees to the way you steal from customers. Boasting that sales are generously compensated when other departments don't pay enough to sustain employees is gross, don't do that. Instead of quietly settling lawsuits, create an environment where your employees don't want to sue you. There is no other advice to give because you know you operate an awful workplace and you exploit it every chance you get.

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    Granite Telecommunications2018-01-22
  1. "Overall a great sales company with great leadership"

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, location, culture, sales cycle, products offered are at the best prices on the market and are core business requirements. Overall a great company with great products and great prices.

    Cons

    Only thing I can think of is the dress code

    Granite Telecommunications2020-01-07
  2. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Product Pricing Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Although the work maybe hard, the skills you learn enable you to get a very good job. - Immediate managers are awesome! They want you to succeed and stay. -higher level managers may seem intimidating due to title but they are some of the nicest people. Communicating them will do wonders for growth and career. Being able to communicate with upper level managers can excel you career and provided you growth opportunities. -I cannot say enough positive things about Sandy Kelleher! She has done wonders for my career while at Granite and after. -all managers are very respectful of work loads, overtime and vacation time, if you communicate any issues with them. -everyone is willing to help you grow and develop you just have to ask.

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    Cons

    -management tries to hold on to talented people but top level executives do not give them the resources needed to stay competitive. Company resources are devoted to sales and because of this a lot of talented workers in operations get higher paying jobs elsewhere. -Some employees think they are managers based on seniority. They over complicate processes for new employees instead of helping them become learn and grow processes. -senior execs put too much restraint on employees. Required weekly meetings, strict schedules and other policy’s are too old school and do not hold up with changing workplace trends. Larger, more prestigious companies are not as intense. Senior execs are trying to make the company seem more impressive than it actually is. They have started to evolve, becoming more relaxed on dress code and work from home options.

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to conversations with employees. Higher level executives need to give more attention to operations in order to keep talent. Sales are important but they aren’t the only part of the company.

    Granite Telecommunications2020-01-17

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