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National Grid Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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3.4
63%
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63%
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National Grid CEO John Pettigrew
John Pettigrew
88 Ratings
Pros
  • "Talent and hard work are rewarded; benefits are well above average; work life balance is excellent(in 82 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits and Great PTO Options(in 58 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Service strategy 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Grid full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Results focussed, pays well and care about employees.

    Cons

    Blah blah blah although working on it

    National Grid2019-05-20
  2. "Heart of UK Electricity"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Wokingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Grid full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Heart and centre of the UK's electricity network. - Genuine possibilities to guide and steer the direction and performance of the energy industry. - Secure job. - Wealth of expertise. - Incredible work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Can be excessively risk adverse in areas which don't require it. - Life can feel slow paced at times, other times it can be hectic.

    National Grid2019-12-03
  3. "Supportive & Calm Culture"

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    Current Employee - Test Capability Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people and culture are supportive & collaborative with few large egos.

    Cons

    Short term strategy. They've been making experienced staff redundant for years. These are the people that knew how to keep the lights on.

    National Grid2019-11-28
  4. "Review!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is good. They are slowly getting it about employee support

    Cons

    The office can be a bit corporate and pushy now. Now very operational, especially since restructure in 2018. Don’t expect to do deep science or engineering here at Wokingham.

    National Grid2019-11-24
  5. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Technician 

    I worked at National Grid full-time

    Pros

    Good money and share scheme.

    Cons

    High workload and obsolete assets.

    National Grid2019-11-19
  6. "Good role to have"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid full-time

    Pros

    Limited management interaction if your good at your job

    Cons

    Senior and management roles being diluted by inexperienced people

    National Grid2019-10-28
  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solihull, England

    I have been working at National Grid full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are looking for stability

    Cons

    If you don’t care for hierarchy

    National Grid2019-10-29
  8. "I've worked there 7 years.."

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    Current Employee - HRBP 

    I have been working at National Grid full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    pace is slow / traditional and decision making capability and ownership is poor

    National Grid2019-11-10
  9. "Thrives through engineering expertise, relationships and the discretionary effort of the few"

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    Current Employee - Project Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work in pockets

    Cons

    Development opportunities few and far between in the short/medium term

    Advice to Management

    Retain good people - ship the opposite end of the spectrum out.

    National Grid2019-11-05
  10. "Fair and trustworthy employer"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Grid full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary Good management and team spirit Excellent benefits and facilities

    Cons

    Independance can mean need to work longer hours or at home to get all the work done

    Advice to Management

    Discuss ’next career move’ with each person as part of the annual review

    National Grid2019-10-20
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