National Grid - UK

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National Grid - UK Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
64 Reviews
3.7
64 Reviews
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National Grid - UK CEO and Director; CEO, National Grid USA Steve Holliday
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Supportive environment with a good work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities and a long career (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Being a big company that has been doing this for a long time, it can be a little set in its ways (in 3 reviews)

  • No One has a clue what they are doing (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Meter reader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in Hewlett, NY
    Current Employee - Meter Reader in Hewlett, NY

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

    Pros

    Money, breaks, hours. 7-4 is an awesome shift beats traffic

    Cons

    The personal can be rugged at times or can be completely nice or mixed. Problem is the rugged tend to change the good to be lazy and angry. Your coworkers could potentially suck especially since you tend to share vehicles from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm satisfied but for the next round of newbies please hire some better personalities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    You'll love it, and you'll hate it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Plenty of over time.
    Approachable management.
    Easygoing dress code.
    Centrally located.
    Plethora of personalities.
    Benefits.

    Cons

    As with any call center the customers can easily ruin your day.
    Training is ok. But you learn the brunt of your intel on the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better. A new hire shouldn't finish training and still feel lost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Subpar

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Northborough, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Northborough, MA

    I worked at National Grid - UK as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co workers and good cafeteria.

    Cons

    long hours with no recognition of disrupting your life for them. Missing family milestones because of forced OT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Straightforward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Customer Service Representative I in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Customer Service Representative I in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great work-life balance, fair pay (through union membership), central location in downtown Syracuse. Employee engagement proved very valuable.

    Cons

    Extremely dry sterile work environment, not much in the way of innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AS with any giant organizaton, communicate!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Interesting work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, people, nice atmosphere, interesting work

    Cons

    Management that should be fired as they can't do their roles are rotated into other roles where they are equally incompetent- if someone can't do a role - demote - do not promote or put in an "acting" role-

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If senior management aren't cutting it let them go- the reason there are so many big 4 consultants is because management can't do their jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    A total disaster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Technical in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at National Grid - UK full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work hours are good

    Cons

    No One has a clue what they are doing. It's no wonder why the company is 4 billion in the hole. There is absolutely no direction from anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Hire experienced people to run departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Reliability Inter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reliability in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Reliability in Hicksville, NY

    I worked at National Grid - UK as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People who are all willing to take time to teach you and answer any questions you have. Good and flexible hours. Get to have outside on the field experience as well as in the office. The pay for an intern is pretty good.

    Cons

    My department was secluded from the rest, so it felt kind of stranded and left out. Employee appreciation is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more ice breaker events, actual activities. Do a program to switch the interns through departments so they can get a taste of each.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid - UK full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Nice office
    relaxed environment

    Cons

    Things gets done slowly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Very good relationship with management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

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

    Pros

    Mangement is very familey Oriented, that allows a balance of work an family

    Cons

    very competive for advancement, not a lot of advancement in certain areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent Job, but quirky too.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Administrator in South Yarmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Fleet Administrator in South Yarmouth, MA

    I worked at National Grid - UK full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, work load is manageable, some of the people you work with "get it" and make things entertaining.

    Cons

    When you work at a facility that was previously purchased by the Grid, it tends to be downsized. Not much organization and compared to other facilities the Whites Path location is seemingly not on corprate HQ's radar. Not all department heads "get it" and tend to cause more problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your policies and no when to hold onto valuable people instead of returning favors to people who are long over due for retirement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

National Grid - UK Photos

Marchwood National Grid Substation (Photo thanks to Geograph user Peter Facey, Some Rights Reserved)
National Grid site on Cadwell Lane (Photo thanks to Geograph user Ben Harris, Some Rights Reserved)
National Grid Training Centre, Failsworth (Photo thanks to Geograph user Tricia Neal, Some Rights Reserved)

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