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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
138 Reviews
3.0
138 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.  

    Diversity and inclusion policy in uk a complete and utter sham

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, Good Benefits and nice people.

    Cons

    Only offer a 401K cash contribution to retirement plan. Need to work in all weather and conditions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Syracuse, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay, working in the field, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Slow HR department, slow IT department, quality of work often boring. typical of a utility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expedite employee-department interactions, expedite HR and IT departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good, stable, large company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, diversity, widespread geographical opportunities, high emphasis on safety

    Cons

    Very large company, many layers, how your experience is will vary greatly depending on what area you work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is a good company to work for. I think as long as management remains open to promoting from within, they will continue to be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    People are nice here. Team work

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain about.

  8.  

    Nice people, difficult culture

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

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers are genuinely nice people who care about the communities in which they work. The salaries are good, and benefits are good.

    Cons

    While individuals can be great leaders, overall the US branch of this company suffers from a lack of long-term planning and leadership. Change is difficult and slow, and the company culture of "niceness" makes it hard to speak up about problems or act quickly on opportunities and threats. The workload can be quite high. While there are pockets of ingenuity, there is a disconnect between the real things the company needs to work on and the priorities communicated to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clearer vision and mission for the company that is clear and specific, then develop a longer term business plan (15 - 20 years) rather focusing solely on the short term. Get a leadership coach to learn to be more open and honest about the company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Align short term objectives with the long term plan, at all levels of the organization. Invest in a leadership development program for managers and above to grow your current and future leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Typical Utility Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Grid USA

    Pros

    People are nice and many in the same boat to lean on. Middle level management empathetic to the hierarchical culture and try to off set with being flexible. Good benefits

    Cons

    Horrible training and on-boarding, no one really engages you with the company and for the first 6 months you're floundering. Very did organized and hierarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves and build a company that embraces their people. Remove the bureaucracy and empower people to make decisions.

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

    Executive IT Consultant providing technology services at multiple levels

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive IT Consultant in Melville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Executive IT Consultant in Melville, NY (US)

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Hard working people with focus on services to their customer.

    Cons

    Top heavy with 3rd party IT companies that cost the end users.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get control of 3rd party IT vendors to reign in the controls and benefit the end users and customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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