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"Civil Service Mentality"

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Former Employee - Commercial Officer in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
Former Employee - Commercial Officer in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at National Grid (UK) 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 Management

Reduce the workforce and become more efficient.

Other Employee Reviews for National Grid (UK)

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    "strictly short term profit based"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    above average pay, good benefits

    Cons

    inept management. confusing structure. excessive focus on cost savings vs overall productivity


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    "Avoid - Over worked, Under paid, Only way to get promoted is having your face fitting in with Bosses"

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    Former Employee - Power Systems Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Power Systems Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of opportunities to learn new stuff, liked the lunch time seminar presentations on subjects, has a 'national focus', felt I was at the centre of the country, good support groups for various sections of the community if a little too PC. Good facilities at HQ.

    Cons

    Salaries are below what other employers would pay, benefits have been eroded with time, staff often stay at same level for years, seems to be able to work out on site you require retraining or doing one of their development training courses - its a bit of a closed shop, can't easily join the Grid, or come in with other experience as they like to grow their own. Lack of car parking at Warwick HQ. Full of graduates and students, more experienced staff/contractors are leaving. You get the feeling that all that matters to senior management is the share price.

    Advice to Management

    Pay some decent salaries above what your're paying now (or above), employ more contract staff, open up your 'closed shop' and get other engineers into various roles, do not always rely on cheap labour - graduates/trainees, us experienced engineers who want to work outside but don't need to redo a power degree just to get in when we have one already! The UK Rail industry is more flexible than the Grid is for electrical engineers. Then again it has no competition so they get away with murder!

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