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Updated Nov 26, 2019

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3.2
52%
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83%
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Granite Telecommunications CEO Rob Hale Jr. (no image)
Rob Hale Jr.
383 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free gym space on location, available 24/7(in 31 reviews)

  • "Generous company with lots of great people(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management needs to show more love for lower level employees(in 38 reviews)

  • "Work from home just became available but only twice a month(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Open to new Technologies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Intern in North Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture and open to new technologies. Free Gym.

    Cons

    Less fun events in the company.

    Granite Telecommunications2019-06-05
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good Stepping Stone Company"

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    Former Employee - Payroll in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Similar aged coworkers and a multitude of free company rec leagues (bowling, softball, basketball, cross-fit, etc.) Free gym space on location, available 24/7 Can be relatively easy to move around to other positions and departments with hard work Great place to get your foot in the door of the 'working world' and take your experience with you Great experiences working within the Payroll department, but tough... experiences outside the payroll team.

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    Cons

    Poor management across most departments due to department heads that turned into paycheck employees who are promoting internal employees with no management skills or experience. Minimal pay raises and bonuses, with no guarantee year to year. Managers will typically look for any reason not to allow you to reach your bonus incentives or pay increases. Any employee with half a brain ends up overworked and... underappreciated typically doing their direct managers job for them due to their competence.

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    Advice to Management

    This company seems built upon bringing in cheap labor and cycling through the employees on a 2-3 year basis while promoting a few decent workers into positions they are not capable of handling. Remove all of the paycheck managers and heads and rethink your strategy on employee retention, treatment and promotion

    Granite Telecommunications2019-11-26
  3. "Traditional but Consistant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Telecommunications for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere, CEO and COO accessible and transparent, free training, get to wear jeans on Fridays, free gym

    Cons

    Traditional structure (not necessarily a con if you like that), overly customer and sales focused, days off sometimes depends on competitions so can be hard to plan for that

    Granite Telecommunications2019-07-11
  4. Helpful (15)

    "Premier Department"

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    Former Employee - Premier Account Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free gym, good people, reasonable-ish commute, corporate experience. Quarterly bonuses were a decent perk as well, but you don’t receive that for at least six months especially if you started off as a temp, which most everyone does unless you know a higher up.

    Cons

    In short, this job sucks the life out of you. There’s overall low morale among employees and bare minimum benefits. The standard operating procedures changes constantly, and there isn’t a constant procedure for anything. If you do something wrong, you get put down by the internal departments instead of them attempting to help you. There’s no work/life balance, you get 16 PTO days for vacation, snow days, sick days,... and personal days. If you leave early, you need to use your PTO. Some departments will let you make up the hours, but it’s hard to do so when it’s such a miserable environment. The company doesn’t care if the customers are being ripped off as long as they make a dollar towards their billion in revenue. I was told if the customer was overcharged, then to not do anything until they notice and avoid a credit, which would inevitably would turn to a horrible relationship with your customer which affects your bonus. I can go on about the strict 8-5 work day with a 12-1 standard lunch and the stampede rushing out of the building at 5, but other reviews have explained that very well. In sum, if you enjoy not having a soul, micromanagement, and make your life about telecom, then this is the place for you. I will mention briefly that others in the department have had different experiences depending on the team you end up in, I was just dealt a bad hand. Just go to sales, it’ll be a better experience.

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    Advice to Management

    Not going to matter, I doubt much will change. My advice to potential employees, take the job if you’re desperate and stay for a year tops, then move on.

    Granite Telecommunications2019-03-21
  5. Helpful (14)

    "If you are starting your career and believe in yourself, do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time

    Pros

    Convenient location, free gym on-site, can be a stepping stone

    Cons

    Do not listen to your recruiter! Pay is low. Workers are treated as worker bees, not individuals, this results in extremely high turnover and an attitude by management that everyone is only using the role as a stepping stone. My coworkers openly talked about how they wanted to leave the job. Also, there are slim amounts of autonomy, a ton of micromanagement, and a mind-blowing amount of rules. For instance, after... the Redsox won the world series, everyone was allowed to dress casually in Redsox attire rather than in business professional attire to celebrate the win. Not within an hour of the work day, everyone received an email that if they were not in Redsox attire specifically (other Boston sports teams did not count) you would be sent home to change into formal attire, without pay. Craziness! I left and found a job that is better in every category. Believe me, you can do better than work here!

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    Granite Telecommunications2019-02-03
  6. Helpful (9)

    ""Analyst""

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location, CEO's Leadership, Random Bonuses, Satellite Offices, Health Care Options, 401 K Options, Amazing Free Gym! It is a great place to get a job if you pass your drug test, and can be a quick resume addition for kids fresh out of college.

    Cons

    Parking Options, Bathroom Are Always Clogged Or Full, Rugs and Cubicles Are Filthy, Kitchen Staff Can Be Rude, Temporal, Unsanitary, & Have Miserable Vibes, Management Is Swamped With Undereducated, racist, sexist, judgmental individuals who fire knowledgeable people to keep themselves ahead, supervisors, and managers who don't fight for their employees rights as humans, many are overworked and underpaid. The... titles and job descriptions do not add up, nor does the salary scale. Many are stripped of bonuses and raises or not awarded such for reasons unexplained.

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    Advice to Management

    Human Resources! The employees of Granite are overworked and underpaid. Many people have been treated unfairly, and mistreated by management and have gone unseen and unheard. Human Resources is way overdue, and extremely necessary!

    Granite Telecommunications2018-08-20
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Premier Account Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Premier Account Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most coworkers are around the same age with similar levels of experience which helps build a collaborative team environment and develop strong working relationships. Great place to learn new skills which makes it a good job for someone fresh out of college to gain a year or two of corporate experience before moving on. Free gym, saves on average $10-$30 per month compared to other local options Company is... philanthropic and donates to multiple charities.

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    Cons

    The ever growing job responsibilities for this role can be daunting even to self-starters. Your experience/success in this role is strongly dependent on the accounts you are assigned to manage. Office politics here are a bit dated and the company as whole is not very flexible. There are no work from home options available for employees who are required to work during large snow storms. If you can't make it... in you're taking the time out of your PTO. At the time there didn't seem to be any action plans from upper management to improve any of these in the future.

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    Granite Telecommunications2018-01-22
  8. Helpful (20)

    "Disgraceful Excuse for an Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Granite Telecommunications full-time

    Pros

    Granite does an excellent job of hiring people who are over qualified for their positions and making them feel otherwise. The exception would be management, which by and large, is full of people who would likely never achieve such success elsewhere and this is why they never leave. While there are some people who exemplify what management should be, most of them are promoted because they are malleable and lack the... ambition required to move on. Free gym. Close the T, which many people should take because the parking lots are a complete mess of a situation. Free shirts for those who work out or when they make a big revenue goal, although they put the company value on the shirts, which is completely pompous and tacky.

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    Cons

    Granite runs on favorites. You can be the top performer on one team and the worst on another depending on how your manager feels about you. The transparency of the bias will be denied if you bring up but obvious for everyone to see. Management fosters an incredibly unhealthy and unprofessional environment. So disconnected from employees that they use snitches to keep them informed of things they might know if they... paid attention. No HR and very conscious of image: There is someone on salary reviewing and rebutting every review and then soliciting fake positive reviews to counterbalance the negatives and bring up the overall score. Members of management seek to identify those who they think would be willing to write positive reviews and flat out ask them to do so. Perhaps they could have put those resources into addressing employee concerns rather than devoting an entire human whose only purpose is to temper the terrible image they've constructed amongst their employees might be helpful. Turnover: a revolving door to the point that some employees are asked to lie about leaving the company when handing over accounts and instead told to claim a new position within. CEO is an immature, petulant manchild. Clearly very insecure as he is a prime example of nepotism as opposed to hard work and behaves like he's running a frat house rather than a company. Berated unhappy employees for honestly answering a survey that he asked them to take instead of taking into consideration the concerns leading to said dissatisfaction. Told people to quit because he is unwilling to change anything mentioned ever (actual statement) This place is such an absolute joke that it's shocking that people still want to work there. I admit to being a hopeful prospect writing off negative reviews as disgruntled ex employees but from first hand experience, it is an abnormal company in that it leaves employees worse than they come in.

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    Advice to Management

    You are offensive from the way you treat employees to the way you steal from customers. Boasting that sales are generously compensated when other departments don't pay enough to sustain employees is gross, don't do that. Instead of quietly settling lawsuits, create an environment where your employees don't want to sue you. There is no other advice to give because you know you operate an awful workplace and you... exploit it every chance you get.

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    Granite Telecommunications2018-01-22
  9. "Solid First Office Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits/401k matching Great location, right next to the Red Line and I-93, easy for commuters Onsite Job Training MidManagement and Supervisors are all down to earth and willing to help Sometimes OT is available Upper Management makes an effort to keep all depts. involved and on task Free gym onsite

    Cons

    Low Pay for non-sales departments Some departments are not run quite to the same standards and practices as others, resulting in undertrained and incompetent coworkers Some facilities need upgrading: bathrooms are always dirty and smelly, cafeteria is too small (and expensive!), elevators periodically break in between floors, etc Strict punch-in/punch-out times, unpaid lunch, no option to work from home

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the salary for non-commissioned employees, cost of living in this area (Boston) is very high and a some of us have to work second jobs to make ends meet. Be less strict regarding dress code for non customer facing positions. There is no reason for me to be wearing a tie at my cube, this is not 1957. More leniency for hours; offer a work from home option, less strict about the "in at 8, out at 5" attitude. ... If I'm done with my work just let me go home.

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    Granite Telecommunications2017-09-20
  10. Helpful (6)

    "not great"

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    Current Employee - Repair Analyst in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite Telecommunications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    some "granite universuty" training/professional development. Licensing pay bumps in some departments. free gym. great starter job.

    Cons

    run with sales mentality, so no clue how to run ops. Salaries low. Too few bonuses and raises. Too few holidays (no day after thanksgiving). understaffed and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, and give more incentive.

    Granite Telecommunications2017-07-24
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