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National Grid USA Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2017
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    They called me from Workforce so I can take a Sims test which was rigged I think because I have experienced the test was super easy I get email the same day that I failed it's impossible I know I did not fail that test but it's supposedly I did feel so I think there's other factors that play in maybe they didn't like the way I looked my age I'm 48 maybe I was too old but I feel like there was something else that was wrong because there's no way I could have failed that test

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    • I never got to the interview stage because they call you from Workforce to take the Sims assessment test and I feel like they already know who's going to get the job as soon as you get in that room or who's going to get into training I feel like it's rigged I feel like there's some process that I don't understand but I do feel like I pass the test because it wasn't hard see if it was hard I would have been like okay I failed but together email the same day to tell you that you failed it was almost like Anyway be careful if you apply for this company and you go through Workforce because I think there's other things in play here anyway my feeling is why didn't the man that gave us the test send me the email some other lady send me an email and she said that I failed I just don't understand anyway I just want to warn people out there be super careful and try to finish the test if you go take it try to finish it super fast because if you take your time like I did which the only thing that I can think of that is possible that they would fail me for was that I took my time and I wanted to do it a hundred percent perfect but I do believe it was at least 90% perfect so that would be the only thing   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Grid USA (Brooklyn, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was more conversational and with managers. They are all friendly and very professional.

    It has been 1 month since my onsite interview, I have not gotten any response from HR about the reimbursement process, I don't even know if they have started process yet. Hopefully, they won't break the promise of 100% reimbursement.

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    • The analytical question was how to lower the cost of a fleet truck, it is very detail oriented yet very interesting, chanlleging   3 Answers
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at National Grid USA.

    Interview

    I got an E-mail two weeks after applying saying my experiences on my resume seem like a good fit for the role and asked for my availability for an initial phone interview either the day after or within that same week. I replied the very next day letting them know of my availability for the week and never heard back from the HR personnel confirming the time and day. I followed up the week after as well but still nothing.

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    Technical Learning and Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cicero, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at National Grid USA (Cicero, NY) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I applied on a Sunday with just my resume and was e-mailed the next day to schedule a phone interview. The interviewer was flexible with her schedule and I was able to get that done within a day or so. After that, I was e-mailed again within a day to schedule an in-person interview. The interview was laid back and asked questions regarding past experiences on the job, typical HR standard. The position was located at their Learning Academy in Liverpool, which definitely needed more upkeep and was very dated, but this is coming from someone who's worked in an office where the cleaning staff is scrubbing the bathrooms 24/7 so I may just be spoiled. So the whole interviewing process took only a week. After that, the person I interviewed with was out on vacation for two weeks, so I didn't expect to hear back for awhile. By almost week 4 I sent a follow up e-mail, heard nothing for almost 3 business days, and then was denied by HR via e-mail. Better than not hearing anything at all though. All in all, not a bad experience, but lengthy to get a final decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you helped with a project that wasn't necessarily part of your responsibilities?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Grid USA in June 2017.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview which basically is a screening interview. The next step in the process is doing some testing and if I pass then they will contact me for the next stage of the interview process.

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    Finance Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Grid USA (Waltham, MA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    This company is a joke, very unprofessional. I went on site with the company in June. They promised to reimburse all the travel expense including flight, hotel, rental car etc. So far they haven't sent me the check. when I contacted the HR person, they are not responding.
    The hiring manager said after the interview that I will hear from them very soon. Well, two months past, I haven't heard anything from anyone. I know it is standard these days, but at least pay my money back as promised.
    Before I interviewed with this company, it seems similar situation happened to other person.
    Be aware of this company. I can't believe this is a fortune 500 company does, I have interviewed with many of them. National grid is most unprofessional.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Grid USA (Waltham, MA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Initial HR Phone Interview, 3 weeks later email link to take on-line test, Verbal, Math, Problem Solving, was challenging, similar to GMAT, practice tests and 3 actual tests, 3-4 hours to complete the testing, apparently passed the test, called in for on site interiew 1 week later, interviewed with manager and team member, they were looking for someone with a strong finance background which I didn't have, never heard back from anyone.

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    • HR Phone questions, What motivates you? How do you overcome a challenge?   Answer Question
  8.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Grid USA.

    Interview

    I was called for an initial phone screening. After a few weeks, I was given the chance to fly up to Waltham for an in-person interview. The itinerary of the interview process was very ambiguous. I was given a date to fly up and a time to interview, that's it. After receiving a solicited email reply confirming travel reimbursement, I booked a plane and hotel. Other than that, I was just told to come into the office at a specific time, no preparation, no interviewer name, no documents telling me more about the position or the company. I felt like I was going out on a limb by flying up to Boston, that the company was not invested in my interview.

    The interviewing process was very pleasant. I thought the interviewers were professional, casual and engaged. The questions were entirely behavioral. The role wasn't clearly defined from the start which didn't change after the interview was over.

    I was told I would hear back by the end of the week. It took an additional week to hear that I was no longer being considered for the position. Boilerplate email.

    "We enjoyed meeting with you to discuss your credentials and experience. While we were impressed with your background and experience, we have concluded that another candidate's qualifications more closely match our requirements. We sincerely regret that we cannot offer you employment with our organization at this time. You have our best wishes for success in locating the career opportunity you deserve. We appreciate your interest and the time you have invested in interviewing with National Grid."

    I spent time and money to fly up for an interview. I feel like that is worth a personalized email explaining my shortcomings.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Grid USA (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Had a phone screening with a person from HR. Very friendly, semi-casual just about school and experience in the field and why I would make a good fit. Talked about the company and the position as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you a good fit for an analytical role in this company?   Answer Question

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    Analyst/Senior ANalyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at National Grid USA (Brooklyn, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    First contacted by a recruiter through email to schedule a phone screen. Once the phone screen passed, you had to complete an online assessment made up of verbal/logical/financial reasoning which was quite challenging. If successful, there is an in-person interview for an hour followed by a second in-person interview testing specific technical skills.

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