Did not know when or if I was going to work or not
Journeyman (Former Employee) – Wastenvill – December 12, 2018
I would have to say that this company is to darn big to get to know the people that work for them I worked there for two years and they still called me by a number not by my name then they without warning just say Bye we have nothing for you anymore and that sucks
It was a good paying job
Not knowing if I was going to work or not until the last minuite
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR II (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – December 9, 2018
I have worked for Granite all total for 16 years. I started as a receptionist and have held multiple positions throughout my time here. Granite even helped pay for my higher education by offering tuition reimbursement. The benefit package with Granite is great. I do wish the medical was better but unfortunately with "Obama" care it changed the entire insurance structure. After 5 years you receive 3 weeks of vacation. They also offer 6 days of sick time. Other perks are employee discounts at entertainment parks, Ford company, 401K, credit union, pet insurance (yes, they even care about our furry friends) and so much more. If you are looking for a company that cares, this is it. Yes, some positions require more travel and yes, some department managers are more "difficult" but overall amazing company. Finally, Granite has been recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company for 8 years in a row (as of 2017). You don't achieve that recognition if it wasn't true.
Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Watsonville, CA – November 15, 2018
When I was there the entire IT organization had just been replaced. I was part of a new group of people who had to come in and basically take over. The company treats you very fairly and is more like a family than a workplace.
Great management team. Works well as a team as long as you play along pay is ok. Vacation is a little week needs to offer more. Personal time off is ok. Basically a good group of people it’s just there so big your just a number to them and you can leave when you want
The hours were good but the travel to get there only left me with one day at home .
Haul Truck Driver/ Water truck (Former Employee) – Sparks, NV – October 6, 2018
It took 3 hours to get to where I stayed and then another hour from there to get to work. I started at 6 am a bunch of us took a van to get there and we would badge in to the mine and then go to our machines it was very fast pace all day long and safety is key. We would work until between 4 and 6 pm but the days went by fast. We would badge out and take the van an hour into town and drop everyone off.
The pay was great and you would get drive time when driving the van of people to work.
The place we stayed was 3 hours from home and an hour away from our work place.
Carpenter Apprentice (Former Employee) – Goshen, CA – August 21, 2018
I was a bit nervous to start. My thoughts were that I would be treated differently cause I’m a female or that they’d work me harder but no it was a very friendly environment the workers look led out for each other making one another feel comfortable of course including myself.
Project Administrator I (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – August 13, 2018
Granite Construction Company has some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects and some smaller residential construction jobs, from transportation to solar power, tunneling and water line projects. Construction is a necessity for thriving economies however development is a highly competitive market. In a competitive market, you need to earn respect and loyalty of your customers. Granite focuses on branding the company as ethical, loyal, hardworking, though honesty while providing customer’s quality work and employees a safe and healthy environment. Granite is a publicly owned company, and a lot of their stakeholders are also their employees. As an employee and part owner, they focus on creating devoted and dependable employees and stakeholders. As part of their slogan Granite wrote: “We believe that when committed people work together, you generate more value at every level and build a better world for everyone”
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – July 25, 2018
Long hard days, but they treated their men fairly. We did everything from demo on backhoes, skid loaders, fed concrete plants with front end loaders. Also ran tiner for finished product, ran water truck and set up traffic control and various parts of labor in construction. and read grade stakes and set up guidelines for machines.
Engineer I (Former Employee) – Fort Carson, CO – July 13, 2018
A typical day at work was not out of the ordinary. Even on days where there was a problem, it was handled well by the staff and crew. The employees strived for quality work and acted as a productive community. The most encouraging experience was having Granite employees that had been with the company for years share their positive experiences and feedback quite often. I had a manager that was tough when he needed to be but flexible and understanding. He was knowledgable and effective while teaching and guiding his employees.
Flagger/Traffic Control (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – June 22, 2018
This was one of the first companies to start doing daily safety meetings. I feel as though this helped keep the number of injuries way down when compared with job sites of others. I enjoyed my coworkers but the job itself was hard.