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Clouded by apprehension and uncertainty for the future..

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Current Employee - Field Engineer (Gas)
Current Employee - Field Engineer (Gas)

I have been working at National Grid - UK

Pros

Good remuneration package i.e pension,sharesaves etc A certain level of job security though this has been somewhat eroded in recent years.

Cons

No developmental opportunities and feel under utilised and under valued. In recent years, management have adopted a style close to bullying. Lack of recruitment and new blood in this part of the industry. Free wheeling lower tier managers. Office staff are promoted and grow their careers whilst field engineers are ignored. There is a tendency to promote people just to fill quotas eg women in management etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your employees. Grow and recruit from the ground up. Harness their years of experience. Stop treating long term employees as disposable tools that are discarded when they malfunction. Make coal face reality agree with the Corporate imaging which is inaccurate and disingenuous.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, but limited flexibility

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)

    I worked at National Grid - UK

    Pros

    Opportunity to experience whole energy market sectors. Sufficient engineering and commercial challenges. Good job stability, opportunities for staff training, further education and development.

    Cons

    In some ways a classic formerly state-run company. The management structure is rigid, sometimes inflexible. Can be difficult to present innovative solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move towards a flatter structure, more dynamic team leadership. Synthetic parachuting of middle management from other skill areas to lead engineering teams is dubious

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    Always Learning and constantly developing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at National Grid - UK

    Pros

    Good Market Related Salary.
    Excellent Benefits
    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Very Big Company. Recogniton not easily recognised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Haven't been at the Company long enough to provide constructive criticism to the Leadership Style at National Grid.

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