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Graniterock Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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  1. "Best in the industry."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laborer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Laborer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graniterock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company I’ve worked for.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say. Please take care of your apprentices. They are the backbone of this company.

    Graniterock Response

    Jun 25, 2018 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Graniterock. We work hard to make this a company allows great people to do great work!


  2. "Good place to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been around a lot time, family owned and very good to their people.

    Cons

    Slow to change but they're trying.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Watsonville, CA
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Watsonville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Company genuinely care about its workers

    Cons

    Accountability can be a problem
    Managers can be disconnected from people doing the work

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective when promoting or hiring managers


  4. "Amazing company to work for!! A+!"

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

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

    Pros

    All the team members i encounter and directly work with have made my experience here a great one. I haven't woken up and felt like it is a drag to go to work. I enjoy what I do, and helping with big or small problems. We all have different jobs and tasks to do. So it does take a good running team to accomplish that.

    Cons

    I guess depending on the job you have. Cons could be night work. Those hours are tough. But work has to be done on time sensitive projects. And road repairs often occur at night. Which working in this industry you know that comes with the territory at times. The company strives really hard to make this a family environment, and encourages growth and continual learning. So i havent really seen many or any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage, lead, help build up Team members. Keep the accountability there for all team members and managers. Continue to show appreciation to your teams.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Salaried Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Graniterock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GR has a strong culture, benefits are better here than any other contractor (I've worked for a couple) and they pay well. It's been my experience that management tries to put their people ahead of profits (they also just bumped up our 401k match). Never a dull moment as we are given as much responsibility as we can handle.

    Cons

    GR is a regional contractor so there aren't as many opportunities for management level promotions as the bigger publicly held companies. Although the company has invested a lot of money over the past 4 years internally, we still have a lot of older systems, which can be frustrating. 118 year company and change can be very slow at times (or, you run into resistance).

    Advice to Management

    Overall, Graniterock is a great place to work and I hope to retire here (that's a long way off). Continue "make it better" and be open to change.

    Graniterock Response

    Mar 19, 2018 – Director of Communications

    We know there's always room for improvement. With team members like you, we can take Graniterock to the next level with our systems and processes. We appreciate your support and commitment.


  6. "One Company"

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

    I have been working at Graniterock full-time

    Pros

    The People, work / life balance

    Cons

    standardization needs massive improvements and CISS support is lacking

    Graniterock Response

    Feb 15, 2018 – Director of Communications

    Thanks for your honest feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company that cares about you."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No company is perfect but most of management tries to take care of their people and it shows in good morale, recognition, and the benefits. Healthcare is completely free, they have profit sharing, bonuses, and even parties that you family can attend. The company gives out a lot of swag too. I feel recognized when I do good things and like part of a team when I mess up and people around me step up to help fix the issue.

    Cons

    Although getting better, the company's construction department is still operating very seperatly from the rest of the company. Very few directives are top down from the top management which is good sometimes but things like safety, environmental, training etc aren't consistent across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize more processes across the company, stop letting managers do it 100 different ways.

    Graniterock Response

    Mar 19, 2018 – Director of Communications

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We strive to create a strong culture where good people can do good work. As with anything, we know there's always room to improve!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "quality control"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Aromas, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Aromas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Graniterock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with payied benefits and vacations.

    Cons

    Hard to get along with other workers have lot of raisism here

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that dont descriminate others.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly willing to teach you. As an intern in the construction field, you get to be very involved in the work, as long as you just ask!

    Cons

    Construction might not be the industry for you if you don't like to start work early in the morning

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "WANTS to be a good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Graniterock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Self-leadership is valued, no micro-managing. Genuine concern for safety and well-being for its employees. Great coworkers

    Cons

    Top heavy, not enough pay for lower level employees. Still a family owned business, so there's a weird dynamic. Lots of talk of improvement and making thing better, but no action. Great perks for those in management (and because it's top heavy, there are many), no perks for anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making lives better for those who don't make 100k in your company. Provide perks for everyone, not just management. Don't ask in the managers meeting how to make employees lives better, you're asking those who already have too much. Promote more within, provide training and support, especially to females in your company.


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