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Granite Construction Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of opportunity to work on varied projects, great people to partner with (in 14 reviews)

  • good benefits; good pay raises; not micromanaged (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not there for all positions (in 16 reviews)

  • Skill, long hours and strong performance don't usually lead to financial rewards for many corporate employees (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Family Oriented"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. Some of the most amazing people I have ever had the opportunity to work with that I hope to maintain long term friendships with.

    Cons

    Relocation often. Pay is less than average within industry. Bonuses are almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management was apologetic for rough experience

    Cons

    Granite lacked structure of any sort in the intern development process. I came in before any type of program existed, and I haven't been back to Granite since to be able to see if it has improved.

    Advice to Management

    Create a full cohesive plan for interns when they are hired. They should be treated as employees and measured for their full strength and capabilities. Interns can end up being excellent managers in the future if they are given the right tools and opportunity to grow. Menial tasks continuously assigned to interns do not for any valuable learning.

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great overall company to work for.

    Cons

    At times the work / life balance is not good.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good values, needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company work culture is great. Mentorship is a big part of working here. Health insurance is great if you are single and have no health issues (i.e. you desire to pay no deductible). Retirement is very good- up to 6% matching.

    Cons

    Health insurance is terrible if you have any medical needs, and especially if you or a significant other have health needs. Most locations are project based so having a firm idea of where you may be in a month when a project winds down is nil. People seem to work ungodly hours on a salary.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork employees. This doesn't seem to be an issue for hourly workers but for salaried positions it most definitely is, especially with ~90% male employee workforce.


  5. "Engineer I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging projects to work on.

    Cons

    not team environment, very selfish co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Better work environment


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

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    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.


  7. "Senior Structure Estimator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    benefits are great. you have the opportunity to work on critical infrastructure projects in the US.

    Cons

    Typical political issues that you will find in any large ($2.0 Billion plus rev/yr) company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company but don't take your corporate types for granted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere and people work really hard towards common goals

    Cons

    Skill, long hours and strong performance don't usually lead to financial rewards for many corporate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume that the beautiful Central Coast location is always enough to maintain employees. Eventually strong performers do want to be recognized with market level pay raises.


  9. "Great construction company, not as good materials company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Lots of upper management interactions.

    Cons

    They're still mentally recovering from the financial crisis downturn. Materials business is mostly an afterthought. This will always be a construction company first.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    Good people, relaxed atmosphere, respectful workplace

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours


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