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National Grid Gas Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mainly highs, but turned to lows following unnecessary out-sourcing of jobs abroad.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Hinckley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Hinckley, England (UK)

    I have been working at National Grid Gas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a large company it offered a diverse array of roles and projects to be engaged with.

    Cons

    The nature of project work is that it does have a finite end date. This meant your job security in the role was low. National Grid used project roles as a way of being able to keep your base rate lower than the total amount they would pay if they had you on a substantiated role. This effects your pension contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to know your people, they are your best asset. Be loyal to them, you will receive much more loyalty in return.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    slow career growth, must know people to move up, company not for hard working smart people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Supervisor in Hicksville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Supervisor in Hicksville, NY

    I have been working at National Grid Gas

    Pros

    i work for national grid because i have passion for green energy and help transform the world into better sustainable place.

    Cons

    Downsize of working for national grid is that most of the positions are filled by someone family or friends. If you don't now people, its very hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must recognize the talent it has and must provide direct, clear and honest feed back to employees. There is a disconnect between upper management to the work force. National Grid must organize monthly leadership venue where all the executive and employees are fee to connect and exchange information. Emails, memos and electronic media communication does not have the human touch.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Lovely People, Lots of Change and Variety but Poor Expectation Setting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people are lovely and have a real desire to make things happen and to change and adapt. You are able to use your initiative and work autonomously to make a difference. There are many different projects to get involved with with excellent team work. NG Gas are making a real commitment to engaging employees and skilling everyone with core capabilities that the company needs to excel. Refurbed office environments are great. It's very easy to collaborate internally and with partners. There is a very real ambition to achieve excellence in the industry which is exciting.

    Cons

    Lack of recognition. Lifers get away with laziness and poor discipline and a few bullies get away with poor behaviours. Salary expectations are hidden and there is no view of how to achieve full bonus potential. Managers that devote their life to the company (13 hour days + weekends), think you should do the same, and don't thank you for it even though you are going above and beyond. It can painfully slow to get things done and there is way too much red tape. Everyone wants to know everything, which slows you down (but doesn't stop you) from getting on with things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More trust - you don't all need to know everything - let people get on with things. Make it very clear what salary managers can expect at different management bands, and specifically what needs to be done to achieve full bonus potential, you shouldn't have to look on the external job board to get a feel for what a job is worth (if it goes external). Hold managers to account on how they have gone about setting personal development plans and their understanding of the actions, rather than allowing them to ask employees to fill in People Hub as a tick box exercise so that it doesn't flag up as empty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very poor company to work for, they do not value their employees - Avoid at all cost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Engineer in Saint Fergus, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Shift Engineer in Saint Fergus, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    It pays the bills, nothing more

    Cons

    Amateur Managers who do not respect employees, endless amounts of unnecessary paperwork - Poor pay, poor pension, Anti-Social environment driven by management - No room for progression - No work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have a radical rethink of how you treat your staff !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Changing Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Friendly People to work with, Strategy and Objectives of management, Evolution of the processes, Focussed on the energy market and the changing landscape of sources connecting to the Grid.

    Cons

    Employee engagement has tried to be tackled though the employee survey but still a gap in emplooyee support for the direction the company is being taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more inspirational. Canvas employees harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Civil Service Mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Officer in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial Officer in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)

    I worked at National Grid Gas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good training, secure job, easy life - not a difficult company to work in.

    Cons

    'old school' practices prevail, no transparency in recruitment or career progression practices. Bad performance is not tackled and good performance is rarely rewarded. Lack of any significant challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the workforce and become more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has eye on greed at the expense of his employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration Assistant in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administration Assistant in Northampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at National Grid Gas

    Pros

    Large company with many departments. Good employee networks especially WIN (Women In Networks). It is good that it is investing in its brand and overall market worth.

    Cons

    Distrustful management atmosphere with silo mentality, and generally disrespects educated qualified staff working at the bottom of the organisation. Large sections of the legacy staff at middle and junior management positions are ill educated and ill informed and try their best to discourage any development for their staff. Unfortunately they do not understand their jobs or the environment of a modern commercial environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more comprehensive and better supported development programs for educated staff working at the most junior levels. Performance monitoring and staff development systems dimply do not account for this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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