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Granular Co-Founder and CEO Sid Gorham (no image)
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49 Ratings
Pros
  • "company has very deep domain expertise in agriculture, permeating all aspects of day to day work(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great company culture - everyone shares the vision of building a great company while helping farmers feed the world(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The software is expensive to build & sell so you have to charge farmers quite a bit(in 5 reviews)

  • "Natural growing pains of a scaling company (IT systems, revamping internal processes, etc(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Transforming the Business of Farming"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granular full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - We are extremely transparent throughout the entire organization, which provides inherent accountability and recognition - Competitive compensation and benefits - Fantastic leadership team - Incredibly smart co-workers who are always available to answer questions and collaborate to find solutions

    Cons

    - Natural growing pains of a scaling company (IT systems, revamping internal processes, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Remain focused on our customer's needs, and dedicated to our core values and mission.

    Granular2018-06-06
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Granular full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    multiple lunches catered, dog friendly workspace

    Cons

    new company has growing pains

    Granular2019-08-12
  3. Helpful (2)

    "High level of autonomy, customer driven, excellent team work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granular full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone who joins this company believes in the mission to help improve the lives of farmers. It is an extremely driven group of people who push each other to be better. There is no such thing as asking too many questions or bothering anyone on your team or in the company. Everyone is willing to help. If the individual succeeds, the company succeeds. If you have an idea, you can pitch it and run with it. The company moves fast and is willing to give well-vetted ideas a shot. Since the company is growing, you are able to move up relatively quickly if that is one of your goals. Managers work with employees to sync individual and company goals. High level of transparency once an employee of the company. Extremely interesting industry to work in. It is incredible to watch technology change the agriculture industry from a front row seat. The agriculture industry is a fascinating place to be, even if you are not with Granular.

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    Cons

    The company is working out process to adopt while balancing keeping overall procedures to a minimum. Typical growing pains of a small company prepping for larger scale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the high level of transparency and autonomy as the company grows. ... and more comfy sweatshirts!

    Granular2016-12-05
  4. "Great company in a super important industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Mission: at Granular, you feel great about the positive impact your work is having on our food system - Exciting technical challenges: the product covers a huge range of topics, from farming workflow management, geospatial analysis, financial projections and much more, so the work is very interdisciplinary. - Great team: Granular has a bunch of high performing, passionate, and mission-driven folks, fun place to work. - Flexible environment: Granular has a decent number of remote workers (and an office in the Midwest), and a super flexible PTO policy (untracked). This can be a con if you are scared to use it, but the management actively encourages people to take time off whenever they need it.

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    Cons

    - Tough industry: agriculture isn't an easy industry to sell software in...historically the big seed, fertilizer, and equipment companies have given away software for free, so it is a change in mindset for the farmer to pay money for good software - Growing pains: as with most startups, there have been growing pains. As the team has grown there have been some organizational changes that have been for the best, but still painful to go through.

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    Advice to Management

    - Be patient with the industry...it is clear that their is a huge opportunity here, and the company is well positioned, even it the industry takes some time to mature

    Granular2016-11-17
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