National Grid USA Interview Questions

Updated Feb 7, 2015
Updated Feb 7, 2015
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    Construction Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid USA in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The Interview was easy going with 4 of the National Grid Employees asking you questions that do not have anything to do with your work history. Then after the whole interview processes the person that is in control of the interview says to me " We will be in contact with you in 4-8weeks to let you know if you have received the position". Very Shocking!! Since my interview processes I have turned down several offers for other companies, because the interview went well with National Grid. Word of advice do not put all your eggs in one basket! A little about me I have 2 college degrees ASCPM and BSCM, CSL License, and many other Certifications, and 26 years in the construction industry. I am surprised about their decision not to hire me for the position of CSL Supervisor, but it is not what you know, it is who you know!!??

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were very open ended questions.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at National Grid USA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    National Grid conducted the screening and interviews by themselves and did not use recruitment firms. The first contact was done by phone to set up a phone interview. They selected four candidates from the phone screens/interviews for a face to face interview. The face to face interviews had no HR representatives and was conducted by the individual to whom the position would report to and another individual from the team. Overall the tone was casual and informal with standard HR type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I was presented with a Cablevision mailer and asked what different types of systems and data would be involved in the creation of the solicitation mailer and subsequent acceptance of a new customer.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    standard questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Strategy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How would you evaluate whether National Grid should develop utility-scale solar assets in upstate New York?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How did you handle the first person you had to dismiss   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at National Grid USA.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening, then personal inteview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
    8- Hired.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What are some problems you have faced and how did you overcome them?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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