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Strategy Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at National Grid USA.
Interview Details – I applied in response to a job posting distributed by my alumni networking group. The process consisted of a 20-minute phone screening with a recruiter, a 1-hour phone interview with the hiring manager, then a half-day of in-person interviews at the Waltham HQ. I liked that each interviewer was prepared with a set of non-overlapping questions that clearly showed that they had read my cover letter and considered my resume in some detail.
While it was an overall pleasant experience, one of my biggest pet peeves is the post-interview silence. I did not get the job, however because I had driven 600 miles, round-trip, to meet the team in-person and do 4 hours of interviews in Waltham, I was even more put off that no one had the decency to tell me the final result. I followed up 4 times with no response. How hard is it to reply to a candidate with "We haven't decided yet" or "Sorry, you didn't get the job"?
Interview Question – How would you evaluate whether National Grid should develop utility-scale solar assets in upstate New York? Answer Question
Summer Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at National Grid USA in May 2010.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by two heads of the department that I was applying for. A man and a woman, one after another, they were both very nice and made me feel very comfortable. They also required me to bring in wrinting samples at the interview, an essay paper and a presentation.
The lady, who is also the head of the department called me back after a few days and with the bad news that they went with someone else.
Interview Question – Why national GRID? Answer Question
Customer Service Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA in October 2008.
Interview Details – A pleasant experience. The HR and department head were very friendly and the questions were on target. My age, however, was a stumbling block.
Interview Question – How did you handle the first person you had to dismiss View Answer
Systems Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA.
Interview Details – Phone screening, then personal inteview
Customer Service Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at National Grid USA
Interview Details – 1- Submit a resume
2- If you're selected, they will contact you by email where they give you an appointment date to take a test.
3- You have to pass the test. The test is basic stuff like math, english, problem solving, and accuracy.
4- After you pass the test, you earn a interview.
5- Pass the interview.
6- You get placed into training for several weeks/ months.
7- Pass your training
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for us View Answer
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at National Grid USA in March 2012.
Interview Details – They first did a phone interview, to learn about education, background. Then I did a couple of group interviews, two members of the company with 3-4 other applicants. There were two rounds of these interviews. We had a lunch break, and then started the final stage of the interview - some group projects
Interview Question – What are some problems you have faced and how did you overcome them? Answer Question
Principal Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at National Grid USA in June 2010.
Interview Details – Applied through online. After 2 week I got response from HR. She Scheduled interview with Manager. Initial interview was for 30 minutes.Looks like Manager has no clue what he was asking. He talked little bit of works.Finally he scheduled intervew with his team member.
Operator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA in January 2010.
Interview Details – I submitted my application and was then contacted to set a date and time. Interviewers were friendly. Always have questions prepared to ask about the job, management style and culture.
Interview Question – Mostly situational questions asked. Answer Question