National Grid Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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National Grid CEO John Pettigrew
John Pettigrew
145 Ratings
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  • "Very very cliquey can not move up unless your close with upper management qualifications do not mean anything(in 27 reviews)

  • "Senior management needs to look long term as in 5-7 yrs(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Large area of work to look after

  2. "Great company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Natural Gas Analyst in Warwick, West Midlands, England

    I worked at National Grid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good pay for area

    Cons

    Lot of beaucracy and higher managment was poor


  3. "Ok"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Analyst in Wokingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Grid full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pension, work life balance

    Cons

    Slow to change, very siloed

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Security, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Empty Promises, Work not appreciated.

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  5. "Exciting time to be in the industry"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance flexibility & breadth of internal opportunities

    Cons

    Being an engineer helps with the opportunities

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Focal point of the energy industry but pay is less than most."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Systems Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Grid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Focal point of the energy industry. - Work is meaningful and impactful. - Job security. - Work/life balance is truly respected.

    Cons

    - Pay structure is rigid and beneath most in the energy industry.

  7. "economics engineer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Warwick, West Midlands, England

    I worked at National Grid for less than a year

    Pros

    productive work environment and good work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes not pushed hard enough to produce my best work

  8. "Pretty good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    work life balance, benefits, salary

    Cons

    middle management, lack of care in some departments

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  9. "Good company but..."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work life balance, lots of opportunitites

    Cons

    wages not competitive , bonus is small,

  10. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Planner 

    I have been working at National Grid full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, diversity

    Cons

    A lot of Travel, hard to move up within the same department

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