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Granite Construction Reviews

Updated March 26, 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 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, good people, room for advancement (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance is not there for all positions (in 14 reviews)

  • Unreasonable expections, absolutely no work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. "Critical"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Construction full-time

    Pros

    The companies compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    They are very critical and tend to fire employees too readily. I have never seen a company with such a large turnover.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "You've gotta be tough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Granite does a good job of "talking the talk", saying all the right things to keep employees feeling comfortable, even in questionable situations. Also, depending on the department, there can be a true level of connection within the work group.

    Cons

    Granite sometimes has issues with "walking the walk" after "talking the talk", and when questioned, there is a lot of backpedaling and "that's not what I said", "that's not what I meant".

    Advice to Management

    Try to truly connect to your employees, the surveys and "town hall" meetings don't come across as sincere; none of the additional feedback is ever shared, only the survey questions that have some way of being quantified. The lack of sincere interest is what is the most bothersome.


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  5. 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.


  6. "IT"

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    • 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.


  7. "Great place to get field experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company truck, and field experience.

    Cons

    Lack of intern program preparedness.


  8. "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


  9. 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.


  10. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  11. "Finance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People there are patient and willing to teach you. Nice environment to work.

    Cons

    Too far to have lunch outside the company



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