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Granite Construction Reviews

Updated November 25, 2018
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  • "The employees are generally great people who genuinely want to do their best" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Some good people who mean well and want to do a good job" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, great benefits, lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    There have truly been no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, this has been the best company to work for, hands down. You know how to motivate and keep good people!


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Construction (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work and learn as an intern

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons in the company.

    Advice to Management

    I advice the management to continue keeping up the good work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and enjoyable coworkers

    Cons

    No upward growth from within.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees needs and don’t say you promote growth from within if that’s clearly not the case.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great People with a financially reliable company"

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

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

    Pros

    The employees are generally great people who genuinely want to do their best. The company has been around for a long time and people tend to stay here for the long run. The company is financially stable which provides a level of job security. There is never a shortage of work to be done.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are not easy to come by and the company tends to hire outside over promoting from within. There is a poor work-life balance here and compensation and benefits are not favorable.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management, but lots of positives to working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    6% 401(k) match
    No health insurance premiums for high deductible plan, plus HSA contribution
    10 paid holidays and 10 vacation days from the start
    Nice facilities
    Company picnics and BBQs
    Some tuition reimbursement for degree in your field

    Cons

    Poor mid and upper management
    CEO doesn't care to get to know people beyond upper management, even at corporate office
    Slow to change. Too bureaucratic and need approvals from too many people
    Runs too lean at times so employees are usually expected to get a lot done in 8 hours or work late - workaholic culture
    Many managers don't want their employees to take longer vacations so they end up maxing out their accrual
    Disconnect between corporate and field offices
    Pay could be more competitive for some positions

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to start putting in effort and visiting people's desks at all locations and getting to know their names. It would go a long way and people would respect him more.
    Be more open to change.
    Promote/hire only good managers. Many of your managers are people who are very good at their jobs, but shouldn't manage people.


  6. "Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Minimal training, long hours, no overtime option


  7. "Blade operator grading Foreman also paving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work

    Cons

    The way PMs micromanage jobs

  8. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. You get to learn a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    Good ol' boys club. No Work/Life balance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great employees. Not so great CEO."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great employees. Strong culture.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. CEO has consistently lowered incentive compensation for others while his incentive compensation has increased.


  10. "A good environment to work at"

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

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    Good business as I have heard

    Cons

    There's is none so there is nothing bad about it

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work