National Grid USA

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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
128 Reviews
3.0
128 Reviews
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National Grid USA CEO Steve Holliday
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, except during year end and other financial reporting periods (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay if you've worked there a long time (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited upper management growth without having to relocate (in 5 reviews)

  • Unstable, change in senior management every 2 yrs, consultants are in every department replacing full time employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company - moves slowly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, West Midlands, England

    I worked at National Grid USA

    Pros

    safe job, pleasant people, great work life balance, nice offices, decent benefits, good atmosphere, emphasis on support network, decent management team

    Cons

    despite all the good points raised, this company moves very slowly. staff are not incentivised to work any harder than the minimum required and promotions are a very slow burner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    in order to cut waste and improve efficiency - closely monitor those people underperforming and take action if required! Reward good performance and deal with underperformance...

  2.  

    Diversity and inclusion policy in uk a complete and utter sham

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    Former Employee - Craftsman in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Craftsman in Manchester, England

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension. Perks. Immediate manage ment no problem

    Cons

    High level management in operations have nothing but contemp for the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steve holiday. Get a grip. Your policy's blatantly ignored. Look in depth at the industrial staff survey results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Many smaller utility companies merged into one, finally becoming a corporate body

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Very nice people, good work-life balance, commitment to diversity,

    Cons

    Highly-regulated, lacks innovation, relatively slow to catch up with the times

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Waltham, MA (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    big company and traditional utility mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Company is big and good work environment

    Cons

    Slow growth, but overall good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. It also has some but limited opportunities for growth and advancement. Also has a great work facility if you want work in Brooklyn

    Cons

    The management staff is the worse. It has a very young environment and the customers can be very disrespectful. Benefits are expensive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Service Agent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Northborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Northborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    Got the job.. I sent my resume online and got an email for the computer test about a week later and the following week was the test... Test went smooth it was about 45 min long..

    Cons

    If you dont pass the test you dont get the interview... Starting days is really far..

    Recommends
  9.  

    Intern - Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst Intern in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst Intern in Syracuse, NY (US)

    I worked at National Grid USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work culture, People, Exposure and Knowledge

    Cons

    Locations, Intern benefits, No Intern programs, Highly regulated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good image and future hopeful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Exciting industry and really smart people to work with

    Cons

    Big organization issues and ineffective decision making. Red tape and hierarchy driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On boarding, on boarding, on boarding !!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good place to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of areas to learn and get developed.

    Cons

    Changes move slow. Progression and recognition is still very much based on years of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Timely talent recognition and work on the middle management's mentality with more years means knows more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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