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"Very clicky - If you're not liked, you'll never get ahead."

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Former Employee - Analyst in Northborough, MA
Former Employee - Analyst in Northborough, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

I worked at National Grid USA full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

You get to learn a lot about different technologies. Mostly because Management doesn't want to do it. Time off is pretty good.

Cons

Always going through a re-organization. Just when you get something done, it has to be changed based on a whim. Employees in Syracuse get paid much higher salaries; although MA has a higher cost of living. It's pretty frustrating when a colleague who does the same job in your department gets paid $10,000-20,000 more than you do per year and do less work. Former Supervisor (based in NY) wasn't particularly fond of women and gave preferential treatment to males who worked in NY. No way to get ahead in position or salary, even though they piled more work on you. 1,200 employees laid-off last year.

Advice to Management

Pay employees in NY and NE the same salary for the same job. Promote from within. Don't hire someone off of the street with no experience.

Other Employee Reviews for National Grid USA

  1. "Summer at National Grid's LNG Plant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Electrical Engineering in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Electrical Engineering in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at National Grid USA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent compensation and flexible hours

    Cons

    The New York LNG plant is not easily accessible by public transportation. As a full-time employee you'll need a car.


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    "Run Forest, Run!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are still some good folks working around.
    Not sure if there are any pros other that this. Well .. unless you are a young, ambitious female so Women in Network (WiN) could help you advance even if you don't have a clue.

    Cons

    1) Someone here said - location?! This person must be leaving in the hotel across the street. Otherwise, you waste you life stuck on Rt. 128. The executives moved the US HQ to this high profile building ignoring the human cost. Since then they lost (maybe intentionally) lot of seasoned staff and had to adopt the flextime which someone else here so praised.
    2) New management promoted despite their incompetence, inexperience and lack of respect among co-workers. Demoralized old staff and bunch of newly hired college kids under such leadership = Power of Action!

    Advice to Management

    they don't listen anyway...

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