I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA in April 2013.
Interview Details – the interview went pretty easy, it was over the phone and no in-person interview was needed, however this job isn't hard and doen't require much GIS knowledge to begin with.
Interview Question – there really want anything hard, very straight forward questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – since it's a contract, no negotiations were possible in this case.
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at National Grid USA in January 2010.
Interview Details – Phone screening then two interviews with hiring managers
Interview Question – Strengths and weaknesses Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at National Grid USA.
Interview Details – I applied online via Monster.com. But got a call for the interview after 5 months. Only one on-site interview was conducted. The result was declared after 1 week.
Interview Question – The interview was conducted by the manager and two engineers. However, it was mostly behavior interview that went on for an hour. Few questions were asked on my resume. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at National Grid USA in June 2012.
Interview Details – Tells us about the company? What interests you about the industry?
Interview Question – Something you have taught yourself. View Answer
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA.
Interview Details – Hired through an Agency, mostly phone interviews with NG Managers, work through contract coordinator that seem to be on the ball, but sent me to incorrect address for in person interview.
Interview Question – Standard questions, no surprises, only difficulty was trying to understand thick scottish accents Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Contract pay rate fair and in the range of market.
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at National Grid USA.
Interview Details – I applied online in January and received an e-mail in April about a phone interveiw. I had one phone interview and brief e-mail conversation with the hiring manager. They offered me the job less than a week later after I informed them I had another offer.
Interview Question – Talk about a difficult time that you overcame. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was offered hourly pay based on my major and credit hours earned.
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online through monster jobs. Roughly a month later, I received an email expressing interest to interview by phone. I was put in a conference call with 4 Division managers. Started off with usual questions like, "why national grid", "why chose engineering", etc. Later it got more technical - mostly questions from my projects and thesis. Once the interview was over, the transmission planning manager called in for a personal interview. Few extra questions from my thesis and later discussed interest in hiring me for his division. In less than a week, the offer was confirmed.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected as every question was related to my research work. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Since I had to decide on another offer, I called the supervisor and spoke to him about my situation. He called in few minuted later and confirmed the offer.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA in July 2012.
Interview Details – The job title and descriptions changed 3 times during the recruitment process. My background check was not done and my references never called. I showed up for my first day and my new boss was no longer employed with the company. I did not receive a computer or log-in for 3 weeks from the day I started. It was very challenging
Interview Question – During the interview I was told that one of the team members was " to junior for their job" and the lead was unorganized and needed oversight. Ouch! That was uncomfortable. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not transparent, I later found out that information I made my decision to accept was not accurate.
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at National Grid USA in May 2012.
Interview Details – Panel interview, 1st question was Why National Grid. Questions about work, experience, expectations.
Interview Question – Technical questions asked to guage your knowledge and experience. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiations, except on start date.
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