NSTAR Electric

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NSTAR Electric Reviews

14 Reviews
14 Reviews
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Tom May
11 Ratings

    I enjoyed working there. I would have stayed if I had the chance to.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

    I worked at NSTAR Electric full-time for more than 8 years


    Good people to work with. I miss my former colleagues.


    If you leave this industry, as many of us had to without our choosing... you'll learn quickly that there aren't many other utilities to choose from. Its a detriment to you that you'll have knowledge of a very specialized industry.
    Also to note. You will be assigned a storm assignment during severe storms. We were not paid for the additional hours worked. And they were long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's disappointing that so many people and departments were let go after NSTAR was acquired by Northeast Utilities. Cuts were made widely without considering the benefit of holding on to staff who have the knowledge of the industry and the company. I would like to see them bring back former NSTAR employees rather than hire in new people and training them

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NSTAR Electric Interviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
Updated Jun 30, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    I Would Rather Not Say, Particularly Small Group At the Company Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Westwood, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westwood, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at NSTAR Electric in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a long interview process. I was interviewed over the phone, met with several people including the HR person, and hiring manager in person. The process was very slow moving.

    Interview Questions
    • We discussed my resume and skill set, the reasons I wanted to work for that company and in that exact job. I wouldn't say it was difficult for anything more than all of the time that was involved in phone interviews, in person interviews and drug testing.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I believed the offer was generous/competitive as it seemed they were giving me the amount I was asking. I came to find out after the fact that it was less salary amount than I wanted, they calculated in other benefits to make it reach the $ value I stated I was looking for. Had I realized, the benefits were part of the calculation of salary amount, I would have sought more in the annual salary.
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

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Website www.nstaronline.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

NSTAR Electric plays a starring role in bringing electric power to Boston. The company's electric transmission and distribution utility serves 1.1 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Beantown and about 80 surrounding communities (including Cambridge, New Bedford, and Plymouth). NSTAR Electric also sells wholesale power to municipal utilities in the area, and it provides standard offer and default supply services to retail customers who choose not to purchase energy from competitive suppliers in the state's deregulated power market. Subsidiary... More

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