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Granite Construction Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Granite Construction President and CEO James H. Roberts
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Pros
  • Lots of opportunity to work on varied projects, great people to partner with (in 14 reviews)

  • Lots of good people to work with (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not there for all positions (in 15 reviews)

  • Skill, long hours and strong performance don't usually lead to financial rewards for many corporate employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic place to work if you are self directed and motivated."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer I in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer I in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always interesting and challenging projects to cut your teeth on. If you want more than a 9 to 5 job working with smart people work at Granite.

    Cons

    You can get stuck on a project that is a loser: financially and owner wise. This makes day to day work no fun and a real drag. Hard to get out of a bad project unscathed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with engineers. One on one and in teams.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Good 401k match, Ethical Company

    Cons

    Bonuses are not for everyone. Health insurance is not great for salary or hourly employees. Work/Life Balance is not there for all positions.

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring back cash bonuses based on individual performance or give all salary employees opportunities to earn incentive comp.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, fantastic people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Working on interesting things and really enjoy the people I work with. I like that I get to work on different and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Some don't like to change and use technology. It's a construction company so some aren't interested.


  4. "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Watsonville, CA

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much work and very little recognition/compensation for your work efforts.


  5. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work with

    Cons

    Tough industry to be in

    Advice to Management

    Hire some full time recruiters


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am extremely proud to have worked at Granite. From the most remote office to the C-Suite, core values and ethics come first. The company of build on a wide range of subject-matter expertise, mutual respect, and dedication to the craft of delivering only the finest products and services to its customers.

    Some of the best people you will find.

    Cons

    Macro:
    - Growth has been slow over the past few years.
    - HQ and some offices in remote locations.

    Micro:
    - 401k match could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on structural development more closely aligned with major metros.

    Improve IT

    Continue to foster intracompany relations across all capabilities and levels of seniority.


  7. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company good management overall 5 stars

    Cons

    none its great and has great management

    Advice to Management

    i love the company you have made

  8. "Roadway Foreman"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roadway Foreman in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Roadway Foreman in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, room for advancement

    Cons

    Hard to keep us with steady work

    Advice to Management

    Bid more types of work


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Materials in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and there are some really good people that work here you just need to be careful and watch your back!

    Cons

    You are treated as purely an expendable asset they preach work life balance but when it comes down to work life balance that is a joke! They tell you how you should treat and talk to people including your employees but upper management by no means treats you that way! It is run way to much from the top down with nobody in the lower ranks of the company even having an opinion that matters! I would not recommend anyone pursue a career here unless you want no life and just want to be treated as a number with no input on anything, and realize when there done with they will throw you out as quickly as you came in!

    Advice to Management

    This used to be a great company to work for the best! Quit trying to micromanage and put fresh off the bus engineers with zero experience in charge of the guys that have worked here for years and in this kind of business, we are insulted when someone who has no experience in the field tries and tells us what to do it creates no respect or pride in your job let the superintendents and foreman do what they do and let things get back to the old granite where your actually excited to come to work every day!


  10. "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Bellingham, WA

    Pros

    Learned a lot, great management and team, and great practices as a construction company.

    Cons

    Didn't seem like there was much time to teach the interns new things/

    Advice to Management

    Great Management


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