National Grid USA

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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
117 Reviews
3.1
117 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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...

  3.  

    Uncertain company

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Waltham, MA (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Industry standard pay, good benefits

    Cons

    still a lot of negativity in employees from culture change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seize any authority and decision making opportunities from executives. Company is still floundering years after mergers and outsourcing. Because it is a utility with guaranteed revenue, they are able to survive. After actively concentrating decisions at all levels to the top executives, they are finally realizing they don't know everything. They are implementing a Six Sigma/Total Quality type environment, which if they are truly going to do that, I think the company will succeed and prosper. However, because it is a UK owned company, i suspect that will not happen because the UK culture doesn't really see employees and lower level manager capable of knowing more than them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for and expand your field of expertise.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Great working environment with great coworkers that will push you to do your best. Everyone is very friendly who will compliment your work from time to time.

    Cons

    Work-life can be a little stressful at times but all is manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great especially when you have a boss who loves her job and has been with the company for a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Way behind from the modern business culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Grid USA

    Pros

    They pay well and people can work from home.

    Cons

    Technological glitches every day; impedes in the flow of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around other businesses and learn, things are changing and the old school rules won't work in the near future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok company very stable industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    Very good for job security

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bureaucracy can be daunting, but a generally ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Data Manager in Waltham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Waltham, MA (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company pays well across the board, lots of job security because you are rarely checked up on. Some positions have a very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be stifling. It takes weeks, if not months to get something done, and there is never any change to procedure no matter how stupid it may be. There are some real challenges with moving up the ranks in some sectors too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The amount of contractors employed to do work that should be internal is insane. Try hiring those people on full time, then you wouldn't have to teach their jobs to someone new every 10 months!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Faded Glory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are awesome! Salary compensation is comparable for the industry.

    Cons

    Out of touch management, broken systems fundamental disconnect in understanding that the UK and US are not interchangeable. It used to be a fantastic place to work, but the atmosphere is filled with gloom and despair. Employees in the Res Woods office look like walking cadavers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue! Stop thinking "for" the employee and start thinking "about" them. You'll still find good people who want to work and restore the company to its former glory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stop changing policies!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are usually very well intended. Very few bad apples in the bunch. Quite a bit of work day flexibility

    Cons

    IT services are just plain awful. IT management needs to focus on service delivery and not look at anything else. This should be the IS/IT number one priority!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out why systems don't work and fix them! Stop worrying about creating new policies. Just focus on what the immediate need it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Grid USA (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salaries. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Management is inefficient. Nothing else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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