National Grid USA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Grid USA (Brooklyn, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Person I interviewed was was great. Was much more like a conversation then an interview. Had some nerves going into it. Told me all about how the company operates. Also explained to me in detail what my role would be as an intern. Very personable, very excited to start!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience in tax? What questions do you have for me? What do you know about National Grid?   1 Answer
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    Underground Field Inspector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentwood, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at National Grid USA (Brentwood, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    A bit long and confusing. First applied online after the job posting went external. Heard back in about 2 weeks. Brought in to take the pre-employment screening exam. Once exam was passed, recruiter reached out to me to schedule an interview for the position. Interview occurred at the Brentwood offices and constitued a panel of 3 hiring managers all of which were incredibly experienced and knowledgeable about the position. Each had been working with National Grid for over 20 years. Interview took around an hour total to complete. Questions were sort of difficult but the hiring managers detailed how to best approach and answer the questions. They preferred STAR or SOAR formats for answering the questions. Most questions dealt with experience but some were behavioral. I recieved an offer about 2 weeks later contingent upon successful drug testing and background check. I accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which you saw someone in a previous job behave unethically. Explain to us how this made you feel and how you responded and dealt with the situation.   Answer Question
    • Explain a time where you had to take charge of a group and ensure that underperformers met a certain deadline.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation possible as this was a contracted union position.

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    Supervisor Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Grid USA (Albany, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Meet with three employees one manager and two colleagues. Was offered job two days after interview. Was willing to take cut in pay tried to negotiate more moving expenses. Was told that was their final offer so unfortunately I ended up declining the job.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid USA (Waltham, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume in October/November (didn't think anything of it and honestly forgot I even applied). Was contacted by my now boss in January for a 30-60 min interview - just asking to go over my resume and he told me about the position as well. A few days later he e-mailed again asking if I could come in to the office and to prepare a portfolio of past work. They gave me a week to prepare the portfolio and then they took a week to review. The in-person interview was super quick - basically just making sure I could get along with the whole team. They extended an offer the next day and the process was finished early-mid February. Now that I work here I think I have a better-ish idea of how the interview process works. You essentially blindly throw your resume into a system for any internship. Then managers across all different departments read, review, and decide who they want to interview. From there it's up to the manager to decide how they conduct their interviews but I think for the most part it's all behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Pay is based on college credits but after junior year most interns are in the $16-$18 range

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at National Grid USA (Syracuse, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Good straight forward interview, had a pre made list of questions. 2 people have to be in the room at once when interviewing and both were personable and engaged in meaningful conversation.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at National Grid USA.

    Interview

    Began with an online application followed by a phone interview. Very generic questions. Phone interview took up about a half hour to forty five minutes. Overall an easy process to apply.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever experienced a problem while working in a group and how did you overcome the problem?   2 Answers

    Reasons for Declining

    Time frame conflicted with class schedule

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    Project Management and Complex Construction Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at National Grid USA (Waltham, MA).

    Interview

    The hiring process took a lot longer than expected because I didn't hear back from the company for three months after I submitted my application. One I did however, the interview process was quick and the offer came less than a week later. The interview itself was with two people on the Project Management team and was relaxed but in depth. Questions tended to be about my previous experience both in the workplace and school and they focused a lot on my problem solving techniques. The interview took about 45 minutes but it was more of a conversation than a question and answer session. It was hard to find information about the position online but the relaxed nature of the interview meant that I was able to ask a lot of questions and learn more about both the company and the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Please explain a time that you had to communicate with people in a matrix organizational structure in order to get a project completed.   Answer Question
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    Tax Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very slow hiring process background check took about 3 weeks. Overall met with 4 people over 3 separate interviews. Got offer immediately after final interview but the paperwork took some to process.

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Media/Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at National Grid USA.

    Interview

    Great process all around. Everyone was very pleasant and interested in my background. They were also very forthcoming with the work environment. The secretary even drove me to my next interview which was in another town. It was very welcoming.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I got my full asking salary.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I submitted a resume and cover letter for the internship position. I received a phone call a few days later and was asked to come in and interview the following day.

    Interview Questions

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