Granite Telecommunications - Good Stepping Stone Company | Glassdoor
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    "Good Stepping Stone Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Similar aged coworkers and a multitude of free company rec leagues (bowling, softball, basketball, cross-fit, etc.) Free gym space on location, available 24/7 Can be relatively easy to move around to other positions and departments with hard work Great place to get your foot in the door of the 'working world' and take your experience with you Great experiences working within the Payroll department, but tough experiences outside the payroll team.

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    Cons

    Poor management across most departments due to department heads that turned into paycheck employees who are promoting internal employees with no management skills or experience. Minimal pay raises and bonuses, with no guarantee year to year. Managers will typically look for any reason not to allow you to reach your bonus incentives or pay increases. Any employee with half a brain ends up overworked and underappreciated typically doing their direct managers job for them due to their competence.

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    Advice to Management

    This company seems built upon bringing in cheap labor and cycling through the employees on a 2-3 year basis while promoting a few decent workers into positions they are not capable of handling. Remove all of the paycheck managers and heads and rethink your strategy on employee retention, treatment and promotion

    Granite Telecommunications2019-11-26
  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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