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Granite Construction Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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Granite Construction President and CEO James H. Roberts
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Pros
  • "Great people, great culture, awesome environment" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Some good people who mean well and want to do a good job" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life Balance is not there for all positions" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Extremely unethical company, long hours" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, awesome environment. It was an amazing learning opportunity and jump started my career. I loved every moment.

    Cons

    Can’t think of any - I was lucky.


  2. "Engineer/Estimator"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid Company. Steady working environment. Everyone is professional and respectful. Strong safety culture. Ethical.

    Cons

    Health Benefits are not as good and Anthem Blue Cross is difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Experience outside of Granite should be considered when trying to move up the ladder.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic “Leadership” Ruining Once Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Construction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management convinces a board of directors and shareholders each and every year that money doesn’t matter. What else could explain them approving massive pay days for themselves while ignoring that profit margins can be rounded down to zero!!

    Cons

    Senior Management claims we are operations-oriented but they fired the Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and last time I checked, they haven't replaced him!

    CEO reviews and micromanages inconsequential things like equipment and bid pipeline, even for the smaller regions and areas

    Merit doesn’t matter. Senior management rewards favorites.

    Turned from family oriented company I was proud to work for into something I don't recognize. Ruined the great company former CEO Bill Dorey built

    Not agile and thinks "Granite" is best in business. Because of that, they don't change how they do things and can’t articulate a real strategy besides “let’s keep doing the same thing we’ve done for the last 85 years”.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother?? He wouldn't listen anyways..


  4. Helpful (2)

    "NO work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent health benefits and wellness program

    Cons

    Long hours, no work/life balance... LONG HOURS!!!


  5. "Engineer"

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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

    Great vibes and positive people

    Cons

    Nothing at this point in time

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Watsonville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some good people who mean well and want to do a good job. Benefits are ok,

    Cons

    Business is disjointed and teams do not communicate well. If you know how to play the corporate game you will be successful. If you think outside the box, you will be discounted.

    Advice to Management

    it is often difficult to determine what the real strategy is. just 'go make money' is a result and not an objective. It is not clear 'why' Granite exists. 'Why' is a very different thing from 'what'. Management seems to only focus on 'what'.


  7. "Great Company all around"

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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

    Pros

    Great people, good pay, good work pace

    Cons

    Were not always straight forward.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The bad apples in the company can ruin the entire office moral."

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Watsonville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and smart individuals work for the company. Some perks and material items are average benefits. There are some good people there.

    Cons

    Extremely unethical company, long hours. Not a healthy work life balance. Certain policies that they emphasize are not followed. Favoritism overrides ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the definition of group think.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    They are pretty easy to work with and very laid back

    Cons

    Try getting anything done, It's like pulling teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "Employee"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.


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