National Grid USA
2.9 of 5 103 reviews
www.nationalgridus.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

National Grid USA Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.9 103 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

National Grid USA CEO Steve Holliday

Steve Holliday

(65 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Analyst (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at National Grid USA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work life balance, except during year end and other financial reporting periods

ConsMany employees have been there a long time, so it may be difficult to advance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at National Grid USA as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPay match the work load

ConsTraining a large workforce had it's challenges (Minimum issues related around capturing the correct employees)

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Overall good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at National Grid USA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat work life balance, good people

ConsLimited advancement opportunities, technology advancement slow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A workplace where career growth is limited

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at National Grid USA

ProsNot many pros. I found the way in which lay offs were carried out to be very unprofessional. Should have been more clear with employees.

ConsNot much job security. I feel that this company struggled to maintain positive relationships with its workers and that it showed in the daily routines.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Trapped Between 2 Goliaths

Credit & Collections (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at National Grid USA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDescent pay for work performed. Most supervisors, managers, and directors truly care for their employees.

ConsSAP software. Unreliable and outdated communication and business applications/tools. 2 tier union structure. Jobs spec's are not complete for many employees' assignments/duties. This allows management the opportunity to work employees as they see fit at any time: beyond their pay grades and work scope. Union views one group as a revenue source and does not support it's members equally on job bids and work grievances. Members do equal work and hold equal responsibilities for same tasks, but receive differing pay and benefits. Prior experience and performance does not account for the possibility of growth and placement. Networking, or having employed relatives is key to advancement. Very good, but very expensive health insurance package. Great benefit packages if you are management, or a member of the preferred union. Animosity amongst fellow union employees can lead and has led to a hostile work environment. Undergoing restructuring and down-sizing on all levels which is causing anxiety and instability - lack of confidence in senior management and in one's belief in continued employment.

Advice to Senior ManagementSavvy management would properly interpret the "cons" for advice. Additionally, do not purchase nor roll out untested equipment or software: "the stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime approach" in order to cut operating expenses.

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Constant Change

Contract Manager (Former Employee)
Waltham, MA

I worked at National Grid USA as a contractor for more than a year

ProsInteresting work
Attempts to do right thing

ConsToo many decisions are made without input from the people who can advise on how to proceed or of consequences.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on bottom line and shareholders dividends will not add value to the company

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Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Waltham, MA

I have been working at National Grid USA full-time for more than a year

Prosnot really any pros for national grid

ConsLocation. terrible to get to. no work life ballance. no room to move up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting company, great mission, sometimes can get caught up in too many initiatives going on (need to prioritize)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National Grid USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAbility to move cross functionally for career development, ability to be part of some innovative energy actions, pay OK

ConsLeadership needs to align on priorities, need to make sure global priorities are in line with US, need to re-look at internal successors/talent vs external in terms of pay and align closer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Disorganized and greedy electric company

Power Lineman (Current Employee)
North Andover, MA

I have been working at National Grid USA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay and benefits, training.

ConsDisorganized for a multi billion dollar company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company culture

Transformation Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at National Grid USA as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe company maintains a healthy work environment focused on professionalism and great customer service. Management is customer focused and fiercely diligent about regulatory and safety requirements. Training, learning and development are also significantly promoted among the ranks.

ConsRe organization efforts disrupted the culture. Decreased morale was and continues to be a necessary by-product.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to manage change by encouraging employees to stay abreast of the times, sharpen their skills and take ownership of their careers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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