Granite Telecommunications Employee Reviews in United States

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Fun and young!
Data Analytics Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 10, 2016
Granite is an established billion dollar company that operates like they're still in the entrepreneurial stage of business. This leads to both many pros and cons.
Pros
Honest working hours, work/life balance is superb
Cons
Micro managing, still operates and expects you to work under severe snow storms, low compensation, no room for growth, high turnover.
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A true selling organization!
Regional Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, RI 02865March 4, 2016
Great company to work for. Leadership is supportive and knowledgable about the telecom industry.Working environment is upbeat, positive and high paced.
Pros
Positive selling environment with great leadership.
Cons
tough sell
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Stay away
customer service (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAJanuary 18, 2016
Management loves to play favorites if you're not one of their buddies then you don't matter. The fact that you need a bachelors degree to get promoted to supervisor is pathetic. I had a great supervisor that got smart and quit shortly after I left. The manager of the department I worked in would rather yell from the back of the room instead of assisting the department with anything.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
Management
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productive and great
Premier Account Analyst (Current Employee) –  Quincy, MASeptember 21, 2015
a great company to work for, an easy company to grow with, great potential- however, I had a tough time balancing school and homelife
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A Good Place to Start
Pricing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Quincy, MASeptember 7, 2015
All in all I feel pretty fortunate to be working on my particular team at Granite. A lot is expected of us which is fine because it means they value our talents. Grateful to have patient and knowledgeable teammates, who are eager to help each other out whenever necessary. The company is making an effort to invest in their employees with various training programs and contests.
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Fast Growing Company, transitioning to younger employees (fresh out of college)
Industry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAAugust 12, 2015
The environment was okay. The environment however changed to more of a call center than a sales office which is one of the reasons I left.
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Reasonable place to begin your IT career
Network Operations Technician (Current Employee) –  Quincy, MAJuly 24, 2015
Its the perfect foot in the door job for anyone looking to begin their IT career. The company is growing and they like to promote from within instead of hiring outsiders. Wage stagnation is a problem as there are no raises without promotions and promotions are few and far between.
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A growing business with opportunity everywhere!
Network Integration Dispatcher-Level I (Current Employee) –  Quincy, MAJuly 8, 2015
Granite Telecommunications is the fastest growing telecommunications company on the south shore of Massachusetts. A company located in the city of Quincy, MA, this fast growing giant has come to extend its reach to the farthest corners of the country and will continue to do so in the next few years! Opportunity exists everywhere at Granite Telecommunications, as its founder and CEO ,Robert Hale, is a philanthropist who believes that a company is nothing without its employees. A rewarding and generous man, Mr. Hale pushes his employees to reach farther to obtain company goals, and often times rewards them with bigger bonuses (all employees) or additional time off.
Pros
Location in Quincy, Abundant Opportunity, Working Culture
Cons
Limited mobility upwards within the company, Not much communication between departments
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Poor Management
Premier Account Analyst (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAJuly 8, 2015
Poor management and internal processes.
Good medical benefits.
Poor comp structure
Micro management
Huge lack of recognition for exceeding expectations
lack of team environment
Unprofessional work environment
unethical and dishonest business practices
Pros
close to home
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Micromanaged and and unsupported environment
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Quincy, MAMay 13, 2015
A typical day starts at 8:00am but encouraged to arrive well before this time on your dime. Usually begins with email responses, technician check ins and scope of work reviews.
I learned how to manage projects on a national level and deal with all types of people form all walks of life from CEO to IT professionals and unskilled technicians to experienced programmers and installers.
The management does not back its employees, but rather place blame then find out that the employee was correct happens all to often.
Hardest part of the job is being able to tell the difference in a project without laying your own eyes on it and making sure that it was up to your standards. Pictures and technicians don't always tell the entire story.
The most enjoyable part of the job is your fellow co-workers.
The day usually ends at 5:00pm and again you are strongly encouraged to stay well past with out compensation.
Pros
World class gym, many charitable contributions and great within the community
Cons
no compensation over your for additional hours put in, travel policy & management style
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Warning!
MAC Rep. (Former Employee) –  Quincy MAApril 13, 2015
Majority of young college graduations with Team Leaders that assign work to themselves to be in competitions for a Walmart gift card. You won't learn intricate information through your team. The attitude and tone is I'm not being paid enough to give information out.
Pros
Gym Usage
Cons
If the CEO says bark like a dog--you better!!
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great place to start.
Mac Representative (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAApril 10, 2015
Was not too challenging and I learned about telecommunications. Co workers were fine, and I enjoyed my time there. I also really liked that it was located in Quincy which was convenient.
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Great Location
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAMarch 30, 2015
The company was convienant to the MBTA. There was not a ton of work for this position. A typical day a work consisted off more delivering of mail, than processing of invoices.
Pros
Great Cafeteria, Gym on site
Cons
The office had a call center feel to it
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fast paced, computer all day
Data Repair Analyst (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAMarch 27, 2015
competitive environment, not very upfront with expectations.

need to learn their language if not u lost. people are friendly but there

are some that don't pull their weigh and criticize.
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Beware
Billing Specialist (Current Employee) –  qMarch 22, 2015
This place sucks. They don't pay you at all. They work people to core and pay them nothing. It is not the best environment for people to work.
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Good for experience but that's it
Provisioning (Current Employee) –  Quincy, MAFebruary 28, 2015
This is a nice company to get your foot through the door so to speak. Unless working in sales, long term prospects are dim. There isn't a model for compensation, at least in provisioning, that is based on performance so year after year can go by without any increase in pay - salary DOES NOT keep up with inflation. Pay is below industry average in the first place leading to low morale even among management. It is a very secure job though and pretty much left to your own devices which is nice. Use this place as a stepping stone for better opportunities elsewhere. Very high turnover rate.
Pros
co workers are great
Cons
lack of opportunities for advancement
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Run like your in high school
MAC Representative (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAFebruary 11, 2015
Granite is a good place for you if your looking for absolute structure. Very strict with clocking in and out 8-5 monday through friday. Good about breaks though as my manager was pretty relaxed.
The work can get very boring as you are dealing with phone line problems all day.
A lot opf mind numbing computer work, for very below average pay.
Pros
good breaks, free parking by the t, nice people
Cons
stringent on vacation and sick time, pay is low
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Where your dreams go to die
Premier Account Analyst (Current Employee) –  Quincy, MAJanuary 7, 2015
You like doing humiliating work in a tie? Do you enjoy being spoken down to by cube jockeys without GEDs? This place is a sweatshop run by old boys who view the human race as expendable. This company and its management are evil.
Pros
free water
Cons
everything
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Horrible culture
Premier Accounts Analyst (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 7, 2014
All the employees in the premier department are extremely unhappy. Management does not treat employees with respect, they are not valued parts of the organization, they are numbers that can be replaced.
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Productive and fun job culture
Provisional Analysis (Former Employee) –  Quincy, MAOctober 7, 2014
-Worked telecommunication orders within the AT&T (Bell South) territory
-Utilized Bell South Business Rules to assist with orders
-Mastered all Remote Call Forwarding and manual Trunk line order types
-Maintained 97% accuracy
-Sustained good working relationships with premier representatives regarding the providing and obtaining of updates
and statuses for working orders
-Worked well with other departments to ensure desired results for work orders; e.g. making sure tickets were updated by premier representatives per request of the review team, if instructions were questionable

Employees are more like friends! Definitely can have it's ups & downs.

Rob & Rand are awesome!
Pros
free breakfast/lunches, job sports teams, great incentives & bonuses
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