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National Grid USA Interview Questions & Reviews in Waltham, MA

Updated Mar 4, 2014
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Easy Interview

Junior Mapping Tech Interview

Junior Mapping Tech
Waltham, MA

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.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst
Waltham, MA

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Contract Manager Interview

Contract Manager
Waltham, MA

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.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Transmission Planning Intern Interview

Transmission Planning Intern
Waltham, MA

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.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Marketing Strategy Interview

Marketing Strategy
Waltham, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at National Grid USA in March 2012.

Interview Details – First contact came from a contracted recruiter by phone. He conducted a brief phone screen and said he would recommend me to the HR manager. Within a week, the hiring manager called me to set up an in-person interview with herself and one of her colleagues from a related department. This first interview was very challenging as it focused on my technical skills and experiences. I was asked to give examples of situations in which I successfully performed tasks and solved problems similar to those required by the job at hand. A few weeks later I hadn't heard anything and wrote to the hiring manager to inquire. I heard nothing for two weeks after that and assumed I was no longer being considered. Finally I received an email from the hiring manager requesting another interview with her and another senior colleague by phone. That interview was easier and more laid back, as they were trying to figure out if I would be a good personality/work style fit for the team. Within a week, I received another email from the hiring manager asking for a third interview with herself and yet another senior colleague by phone in the same week. I could tell that they were eager to fill to position with this more aggressive timeline. The third interview was much like the second. I received a job offer from HR the same day of my final interview.

Interview Questions

  • Give me an example of a time when you had to find and utilize both primary and secondary data sources, and also internal and external data sources, to analyze and find insights.   Answer Question
  • Describe a time when you used primary research to affect change in your organization.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate any terms of the offer because the offer exceeded my expectations. National Grid did a great job to get it right the first time. The job, salary, and benefits were great.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Lead Analyst Interview

Lead Analyst
Waltham, MA

The process took 9 months - interviewed at National Grid USA in December 2009.

Interview Details – Several phone interviews, an informal face to face interview, followed by a formal interview that consisted of a case interview, and then a follow-up leadership/behavioral interview. Then an offer contingent on a medical exam and background check.

Interview Question – It was a case interview based on new drilling technology they had discovered.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate 10% higher than the initial offer.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op
Waltham, MA

The process took a day - interviewed at National Grid USA in November 2009.

Interview Details – After going over my resume, we talked about the job and my interests. Then I was given a tour, and that was it. I received an offer about a week later.

Interview Question – No difficult questions.   Answer Question

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