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National Grid - UK Interview Questions

Updated 5 Mar 2015
10 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at National Grid - UK.

    Interview

    I applied through recruiters and was given an interview. I was put up in a hotel for a night. The first day, me and those also being interviewed were taken to a restaurant for a meal. The next day, the day of the interview, there was a group exercise and there were 4 assessors surrounding us and watching us as we did the assignment. Then there was another assessment where we were given a box and we had to sell it to the assessor. Lastly, the face to face interviews came - the questions were mostly competency based.

    Interview Questions

    • The box assessment was difficult. The box could be anything you wanted it to be but you had a really short amount of time to really think up a good story to sell.   Answer Question
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    Engineering- Gas Distribution, Network Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid - UK (Warwick, West Midlands, England) in January 2015.

    Interview

    My application process started by me visiting their site directly and applying online.

    Once received an online test has to be taken. Make sure you take your time writing this as later on the stages, they'll be going through screening and short list candidates based on yours answers provided online.

    the following stage is a video interview- was not difficult compared to other employers as you have the chance to re-record your answers. small questions, 'what is your weakness', 'How would you friends describe you' etc asked with 30 seconds to record.

    Assessment centre- this is the most important part, of course, you'll be competing against other candidates. It consists, based on my experience, of a group exercise- You read on a brief assignment and discuss together the option in the group, a presentation- In my situation, I had to sell a box, could be made into anything, and finally a one to one interview- they give you the competency requirement before hand so you have time to prepare for it. Wasn't asked any technical question, more how I would behave in a team environment etc

    Interview Questions

    • Name me a time where you had to prioritise?   1 Answer
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at National Grid - UK in January 2012.

    Interview

    Written application, followed by a day of assessment centre. AC was a 1.5 hr interview around competency and compnay questions. Also had to do a presentation exercise

    Interview Questions

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid - UK (Warwick, West Midlands, England) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Slow process and very easy interview, they'll hire everything from a supermarket cashier to a carpenter thinking they can turn them in electrical engineers after 2 week training course

    Negotiation

    they'll always try to offer the minimum, the interview structure is so bad that they're unable to tell between a good and bad candidate, you can get an extra 5% if you ask for

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Was relatively easy because I did my interview so long ago. I am just trying to see what's going on with the company and this website insists I provide information that's not relative to what I'm trying to do.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you deserve this position.   1 Answer
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at National Grid - UK in January 2014.

    Interview

    the company appears to have great benefits and the people are very friendly

    Interview Questions

    • What value can you add to National Grid?   1 Answer
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid - UK (Waltham, MA (US)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Terrible - it took a few months just to get me into the system. And they gave VERY limited options for taking the mandatory drug test (which was told to you at the very last second).

    Interview Questions

    • What would make you work harder than the rest of your co-workers?   Answer Question
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    Mechanical/Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at National Grid - UK (Long Island City, NY (US)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    interviewed by a hiring manager and an engineer together, asked six very formal STAR questions. They took notes when I was talking. Questions including:

    Most challengeable task you have ever done.

    Irreasonable&/or impossible task

    What if your work has been plagiarized by others?

    How do you motivate others

    How do you get accustomed in a new working environment?

    How do you work well with others?

    Interview Questions

    • Describe one time when your work has been plagiarized by others.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at National Grid - UK in April 2009.

    Interview

    National Grid seems like a great company to work for. I was offered an interview which I was a little nervous about at first because it's not exactly what i was looking for in a job but was pleased to find out about their great open-culture, great benefits, and performance bonus'. Before the interview I did my research about the company and was pleased to find out that this company seems like a great place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a situation where you had to overcome difficulty.   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at National Grid - UK (New York, NY (US)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    The actual interview was what you would expect. There were some behavioral questions and a few broad technical questions. Interview went fine and was told I would be contacted with decision in two weeks. Didn't hear back for a month and when I contacted them to inquire if a decision had been made I was told they were almost there and HR would let me know. Never heard from NG again. Not even the courtesy of a rejection email. Overall I would describe my experience as: waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you had a conflict with a boss. How did you deal with it?   Answer Question

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