National Grid USA

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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 110 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

National Grid USA CEO Steve Holliday

Steve Holliday

(69 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, except during year end and other financial reporting periods(in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, productive environment(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited upper management growth without having to relocate(in 5 reviews)

  • Unstable, change in senior management every 2 yrs, consultants are in every department replacing full time employees(in 4 reviews)

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    Very good salaries and benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAbove average salaries as well as excellent benefits

    ConsThe company has grown to large.
    "The tail wags the dog"... syndrome.
    Limited upper management growth without having to relocate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what they preach, employees are supposedly as important as the investors!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chaotic

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company. I loved my co-workers and my supervisors. Pay is good.

    ConsOutdated is a understatement. Huge trust issue between union and management. Lack of

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to some of the complaints workers have a lot of them are simple fixes which would probably increase efficiency. ALSO follow through with plans of improvement... union doesn't trust you guys because you either take to long to follow through or take a dramatic change in direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cons > Pros

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable work environment, free gym. flexible hours

    ConsBusy during summer, slow IT responds, poor internal control, people don't take their work seriously.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are great, easy to get along with, hard working

    ConsCommute can be tiring if not close to Waltham

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

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    Supervisor (Current Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsVery Flexible with home life, Good Co-workers, For the most part I enjoy going to work.

    ConsUpper Management Can Loose Touch, some goals are unrealistic, can be stressful at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay Attention to realistic goals, listen to your workers, if you say your going to do something then do it.

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

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMoney, location, interesting work, good work life balance

    Consbad management, lay offs, cubes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Fair, compared to other large companies.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNew jobs always become available,

    Consunfortunately, only seniority matters so getting a higher paying job is not so easy

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees have personal lives

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    Great people, extremely flexible and accommodating to students, and great pay.

    Accounting- Intern (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe pay is great and there are a lot of opportunities for networking.

    ConsNo downside to being an intern in this company.

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

     

    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexcellent company great work culture

    ConsNone great company very nice environment

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    Stable, tough for upward mobility

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company to work for

    ConsTough to get promotions at this company

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to strong internal candidates and not to external candidates

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

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