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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated 27 March 2015
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National Grid USA CEO Steve Holliday
Steve Holliday
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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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  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. Internship in Buffalo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Learn a lot that isn't in school. See a lot of large equipment in field. Field work is about 30%. Everyone is willing to answer questions about how the power grid works.

    Cons

    Lot of downtime. Lack of "engineering tasks".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more work for interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good benefits, lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great people to work with. Very educated group who are passionate about what they do and care about customers

    Cons

    Salary, lack of direction from leadership, make big changes and don't think through the impacts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. okay. not too good or bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    air-conditioning free coffee, tea. and a very clean environment

    Cons

    very boring, tedious and no room for growth. If that's okay for you, then you'll be fine. Nothing new will happen...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow room for expansion

  7. Stability is key

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    You won't find a company less likely to fold than a utility. If you're looking for a 30+ year job, this is a great place to find it.

    Cons

    Very unfocused upper management, sometimes seems like they churn just to keep changes happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a plan, and stick to it. Listen to your subject matter experts. Focus on the day to day and the rest will fall into place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Change in a great corporate culture made this career into a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Variety of job opportunities from Accounting to Power Plant Operations, good pay, good benefits, opportunity to work in the UK or throughout the Northeast. Larger sites are convenient commutes.

    Cons

    Lack of a well defined culture, loss of a lot of key people due to outsourcing, employees no longer love their work, it's just a job now attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build back a strong culture, build pride in the company, invest in people and technology....make people want to come to work and the profits/efficiencies will come.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Excellent company to work for.

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    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
  10. Engineering Intern

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    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
  11. Good, stable, large company

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    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

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