National Grid USA

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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
114 Reviews
3.0
114 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, except during year end and other financial reporting periods (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay if you've worked there a long time (in 9 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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  1.  

    national grid was a very good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Control Room Operator in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Control Room Operator in Albany, NY

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good pay and benefits and hours

    Cons

    long hours and under staffed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome!

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensations and benefits...very diverse work culture...chance for advancement

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounting dept

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    Current Employee - Accounting Services in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Services in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Recent overhaul of senior management- they listen, care and are making a difference- it's not hierarchical
    Dynamic, you can make a difference
    Interesting work, different issues arise daily
    Collaborative
    Good benefits eg company gym, healthcare
    Can get paid less to get more vacation

    Cons

    Lots of consultants "helping" - seems they are part of the problems- they were here before the accounting clean up, so it makes no sense they are "helping" clean up the accounts when they caused the issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the consultants- and sue them for the shoddy job they did with SAP implementation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome experience! Worked as an intern, and fell in love with the company.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at National Grid USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome people, and everyone was willing to help me with any thing I needed. The company does a lot for the interns, and don't just treat them like cheap labor

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very friendly. I always felt comfortable going to my boss for anything, and they were very patient and understanding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a good company but just to big for its own good.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good.

    Cons

    They pay for engineers is really low. No value of engineering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Finally found a home

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    First company I worked for where layoffs are rare. And when they did occur, they treated employees with respect and dignity. Annual employee surveys are conducted and sincere attempts are made to fix what's broken.

    Cons

    Appears to be an overuse of contractors to keep headcount levels down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent communication exists with one exception. More transparency is needed regarding how and why employees advance and can advance to middle and senior management levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good training experience for Intern

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    Current Employee - Transmission Planning Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Transmission Planning Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at National Grid USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, location and supervisor

    Cons

    Nothing much to complain for an internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resources process can be a little more faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast paced, collaborative, and inclusive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Grid USA

    Pros

    Colleagues are always willing to lend a hand, no matter their current situation.

    Cons

    Occasionally, one may feel as though their responsibilities are not quite related to their expertise and education.

  10.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melville, NY

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Union protection, benefits, wonderful people. I was only there for a contract position but I had a chance to view the atmosphere and general opinions of the employees. Although people sometimes moan and groan, they all realized how they enjoyed working there. It was evident by how many years they were there.

    Cons

    You will have to work holidays and the night shift at the beginning.

  11.  

    Great work place and very helpful colleagues

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    Current Employee - Energy Efficiency Coordinator in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Energy Efficiency Coordinator in Melville, NY

    I have been working at National Grid USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a typical government type job where you get authority to do proposal appraisals, at least for my role, and work is not very challenging to learn

    Cons

    There is nothing much as such but just to mention I can say that loads of work is given immediately after joining

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