At Granite Properties, Inc., 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 132 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.25. It was published on Jun 22, 2016. 2910 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
99%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
98%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
98%
 
We have special and unique benefits here.
98%
 
I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.
98%
 

What They Do

We asked Granite Properties, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a privately held commercial real estate investment and management company with 166 team members and offices located across the Southern U.S. We focus our expertise, business approach and financial resources on adding value to our people, investments and communities.

About this Company

Website: www.graniteprop.com Industry: Construction & Real Estate
US Headquarters: Plano, Texas US Sites: 36
Major Locations: LA, California; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado US Employees: 166
US Revenues: $216.81 million Worldwide Revenues: $77.79 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1991

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Perks and Programs

We asked Granite Properties, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Paid Volunteer Hours: At Granite, community involvement is at the heart of who we are. We encourage our team members to get involved in the community by offering 40 hours of paid work time annually to volunteer for causes they feel passionate about. To help our people find meaningful opportunities, we have a Community Involvement site on our company intranet. In addition, we have Community Involvement Committees in every city led by employees to identify causes that align with our people in that city and coordinate involvement. We have a Matching Donations Program in which we match employee’s donations to any 501(c)(3)non-profit, up to $100 annually. We even recognize employees for their volunteer work by rewarding them with our Community Involvement Recognition Awards that recognizes employees who volunteer 100, 250, 500, 1,000 & 5,000 hours.
  • Summer Hours: We encourage our team members to get out of the office and have some fun during the summer with their families and friends by offering our Summer Hours program. All Granite team members benefit from this program which gives extra time off without a reduction in pay during the summer months. Team members are granted a Summer Hours 4 hour benefit of Paid Time Off each week starting the beginning of June through the end of August. Employees are not required to make up these hours and are paid for the full day. Needless to say, this program is an employee favorite!
  • Paid Time Off: When juggling work and personal lives, flexibility is key. That is why we offer Paid Time Off to our employees and start PTO accruals from their first day on the job. With a combination of 10 Paid Holidays, 2 Floating Holidays used at an employee’s choice and 15 PTO days, an employee in the first year of employment has 27 paid days off! Our PTO progresses 5 days every year of employment. With Sabbatical Leaves included, which start at 15 years of employment, a 25 year employee has a combined 57 days of PTO per year!
  • Wellness Program Reimbursements: At Granite, wellness matters! We want our people to be healthy and encourage good health through a variety of programs and perks including the following: • Reimbursement for health club dues, up to $250 annually at any health club facility that focuses on aerobic exercise • Reimbursement for approved weight loss programs, up to $250 annually • Reimbursement for entry fees into charitable events such as runs and walks, up to $75 per employee annually • A smoke-free environment • Reimbursement for approved smoking cessation expenses, up to $100 annually
  • Professional Development: Never-ending pursuit of improvement is one of Granite’s overall guiding principles for our organization and people. We offer a wide variety of training and development opportunities to do just that. Granite Leadership University is our corporate university that links our organizational strategies and culture to employee learning and development. We offer a variety of training opportunities to employees in a blended approach consisting of training by internal subject matter experts, external consultants brought in-house, online training and access to external training opportunities. Our Leadership Education And Development Program is a yearlong internal leadership program that provides participants with growth and leadership opportunities. Granite strongly encourages industry involvement and pays for memberships in professional & industry organizations, industry certifications, designations and related travel.
  • CEO Brown Bag Meetings: Our CEO conducts informal Brown Bag meetings, which are usually scheduled for breakfast or lunch time, for all employees in each of our cities on a semiannual basis. Each city has multiple sessions of no more than 15 employees to keep the meetings to an intimate size. Michael, our CEO, walks into every meeting without an agenda, just listens to employees and answers any questions they may have. Employees often ask anything from questions regarding the company and industry to current events or the economy. Our CEO’s relaxed approach to these meetings allows employees to feel comfortable opening up and they truly enjoy the time they spend with him!
  • Personalized Onboarding: At Granite, welcoming is an event that we look forward to with each new hire! Every New hire receives a one-of-a-kind personalized welcome gift. We look for clues about the person during the interview process. Examples of gifts we have given are the latest travel gadget for a seasoned traveler and a year membership to a local Children’s Museum for a mother with a young son. To announce new employees, a company-wide email is sent out that includes their picture and information to help employees get to know them better. For New Hire Orientation, we bring all employees to our Dallas corporate office for in-person orientation and training where they receive a Welcome Kit that includes Granite swag!
  • Helping Hands Program: Granite’s culture embraces “doing the right thing”. From the top down, team members think of each other as family. And, just like a real family, we support each other in good times and bad. To help our employees through times of financial need, we offer a Helping Hands Program that consists of two components, a PTO Bank and Payroll Advancements. The PTO Bank gives employees access to PTO hours donated by their co-works and can be withdrawn up to 40 hours annually. These hours can only be used for emergency family situations. The Payroll Advancements allow employees to receive a payroll advancement up to $1,000 annually and deductions are taken out of their paycheck over a 3 month period
  • New Hire Integration: We know how important it is to assist new hires with integration to their jobs, peers and culture. To make this seamless, our Buddy Program matches new employees with a tenured employee from a different department. On their first day, buddies take new employees on an office tour and introduces them to all employees. Buddies go on a company paid lunch their first week and a follow-up lunch at 30 days. Our Integration Meetings introduce new hires with people in roles they will work with from different departments. We give each person information about the other and provide questions to start the discussion and make this a relationship building moment. Both programs provide fun ways to welcome new employees and foster our culture from the beginning.
  • Paternity Leave: We implemented Paid Paternity Leave in 2011 after hearing our employees say this was one of the benefits they wanted added most. New fathers can take five days of paid leave when their child is born. Paternity Leave is paid based on years of service.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary76% Company-paid health coverage for employees
76% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 62% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,000 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) plan
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Banking
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Personal concierge service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
LA Team Company Meeting

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 27 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 3 weeks Paid sabbatical after 15 year(s)

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (30% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Job sharing

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

35 days Job-protected maternity leave35 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
46 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take5 days Job-protected paternity leave
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Fitness center (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

40 hours Paid time off to volunteer $370,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$593 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
LEAD Team 2016

Demographics

 
Property Operations Dallas Team

How to Get Hired

We asked Granite Properties, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds & experience and identify with our unified Purpose of Inspiring People to Flourish Through the Places We Create.  We find that successful Graniteers thrive in an environment driven by continuous improvement and value collaborative team interactions and initiatives.  At Granite, we take a proactive approach to looking towards the future and the needs of our customers, partners and team members.  We are looking for people that are driven to take things to the next level, make everyone around them successful through collaborative relationships and embrace flexibility and adaptability in order to meet the every evolving culture.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates will differentiate themselves by demonstrating their own history of success in collaborative and relationship oriented cultures.  We want people that are commitment to personal and professional improvement, self-directed involvement in the community through professional or charitable organizations, and ownership mentality through business decisions.  Candidates that have taken the time to learn about our culture and ensure that their personal values and aspirations are aligned with our Purpose will stand out.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

The nature of our business is that we will be acquiring and divesting of office properties each year in all of our cities and we are continuing to grow our markets. Mostly, this business change impacts our property management group. But we are always looking for people that are driven by new opportunities and challenges. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates can learn more about our Purpose driven culture by visiting our website at www.graniteprop.com and see what current employment opportunities we have on our Careers page.  Inquiries and resumes can be sent to resumes@graniteprop.com.  

hiring Outlook

10 Job openings forecast for coming year 14% Job Growth
5 Average applicants per opening 150 Applications received
25 Positions filled in past year 2% New hires by employee referrals
14 New positions created 5 Jobs filled by current employees
1 New graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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