Graham Construction Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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3.3
64%
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Graham Construction President and CEO Grant Beck
Grant Beck
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people who are willing to teach co-op students the necessary steps to succeed in the construction industry(in 7 reviews)

  • "Supportive Environment, Employee-owned company, good management within my department(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's an old boys club that you only get ahead if you put on lots of chap stick, and make sure you kiss the upper management's butts(in 13 reviews)

  • "Graham has an "old boys club" culture amongst many of the senior staff which can feel a bit 1950's(in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Coordinator"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Graham Construction full-time

    Pros

    Supportive teams, family based company

    Cons

    Work like balance hard to achieve at times. Pretty typical in construction though.

  2. "It’s a great company to work at. Very big and interesting projects"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Graham Construction full-time

    Pros

    Big and challenging projects to work at

    Cons

    There are not too many


  3. "Best employee ownership model in the market"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graham Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really committed to getting it right, in a tough market

    Cons

    A couple of rough projects set them back

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  4. "Company Turning Point"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saskatoon, SK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graham Construction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Effective Mid Level Managers and Workforce Good Resources and training available

    Cons

    -Executive seems unable to cope with changes. -Inconsistent application of controls and policies across the organization makes it stressful to work there. -Corporate oversight lacks meaningful value to operations and seeks to only seek to further mire operations in additional constraints.

  5. "Great Canadian construction company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Graham Construction full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good community, smart and committed team

    Cons

    Issues with vertical projects persist

  6. "My First Job Circa 1992"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Labour in Lethbridge, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Graham Construction full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People were nice and interesting work.

    Cons

    Removed an enormous amount of nails from forms -- all day long.

  7. "Overview"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graham Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee Owned and Self Driven

    Cons

    Difficulty establishing consistent processes due to lean staffing with minimal opportunities for collaborating/crossover.

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  8. "Very good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Superintendent in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Graham Construction full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about them

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  9. "Payroll ebtry"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Graham Construction full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really liked my supervisor.

    Cons

    Have to stay inside your box, don't try to help your guys out yourself have to pass him off to email no phone contact if they have pay questions. Issues with my pay.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work in"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Finance Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Management and global vision of the Company are true assets when developing your career

    Cons

    Below market compensation for some specific positions

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