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Granite Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  • Absolutely NO work/life balance, little chance for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • per wk, extreme environments (hot and cold, wet and dry), no work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Granite services is above average in a tight economy."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSC Level I Support Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - CSC Level I Support Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay scale seems to be very good for a ground floor position. The scheduled hours allow us to take three or four days per week off, which works out well for my personal situation. The people that I work with seem to be of above average intelligence and everyone gets along well. We work in a team environment, for long hours and that is important.

    Cons

    The hours are difficult to work in a row, 4 days of 12 hours. Sometimes being a contractor at a GE facility means you get the short end of the stick when it comes to fair treatment by GE, but Granite does a good job of trying to make that up.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that advancement is shown as a viable option, that Granite is a place to have a career, not just a job.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great employer contracting to a not-so-great client."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is slightly above market, great benefits, exposure to some very interesting work matter. Service managers will go to bat for you and represent their labor force very well. Very safety-oriented and provides internal education for site safety and safety improvement.

    Cons

    While you're a Granite employee, you're a contractor to General Electric and must suffer the whims of their bureaucracy. You get all of the great stress from working on GE schedules and GE subject matter but are often left out of perks such as gatherings, achievement tchotchkes, or other types of recognition. Little to no advancement options as a contractor. Some GE people will not treat you fairly or give your work equal weighting compared to inside work.

    Advice to Management

    Hold clients to their contracts and responsibilities at all levels of management.


  3. "Awesome company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Comm Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Comm Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is a sub of General Electric.

    Cons

    There is a mandatory 90 day break in service


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  5. "Glad to be a part of the team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior, Recruiter
    Current Employee - Senior, Recruiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Granite Services is a 100% GE owned Affiliate Company that supports the installation, maintenance, and repairs of GE industrial equipment. Granite offers a wide variety of opportunities that range from construction to project management, and field service to administrative positions supporting anywhere from 6 to 10 other divisions of GE industrial equipment. There are plenty of opportunities for self-starters with a positive attitude. I am fortunate and very happy to be working for a world class organization like Granite Services International, Inc.

    Cons

    No company does everything perfect and GSI is no different. Way more pros than cons and that makes it worth working


  6. "made great friends and got to know customers very well."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative/Mechanical Technician in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative/Mechanical Technician in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great job, company took good care of me

    Cons

    did not have any in my time.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Excellent place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Granite full-time

    Pros

    Excellent environment. Excellent benefits & pay

    Cons

    I don't see anything wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with good place of job.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "EHS GFO Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS GFO Manager in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - EHS GFO Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, in my opinion for the EHS GFO Manager, Great position. I miss the job. Granite is a good company to work for. Yes there are multiple managers to answer to, but that's part of working for big multinational company.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. but who's couldn't. per Diem should be at least the same as U.S.rates. wish there were options for company vehicles on sites like some companies. another words, if employee wants to operate own vehicle, they get a vehicle per Diem to provide vehicle verses site truck.

    Advice to Management

    As far as EHS positions, More cross training. Wind/solar/steam/thermal/Nuclear. This way your EHS personnel are more valuable/versatile to the company and to more customers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ehs specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Africa, IN
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in Africa, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International company have many locations in the world

    Cons

    No thing for the moment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Millwright supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwright Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Millwright Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They took care of the employees the salary was good stayed working I was a retainer for them

    Cons

    They really didn't have any

    Advice to Management

    The management was helpful when I was in need of them


  11. "Great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place wish I would have stayed

    Cons

    Sometimes short notice on call outs.


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