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National Grid - UK Interview Questions

Updated 30 Jan 2015
Updated 30 Jan 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid - UK in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • What value can you add to National Grid?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid - UK in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Mechanical/Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at National Grid - UK in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at National Grid - UK in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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