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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance (depending on your role) offers ability to work from home (in 27 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance & can work from home (depending on your manager/if you are unlucky you will work Big 4 hours) (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of turnover in upper management leads to constantly changing visions and priorities (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior management needed to be more repsonsive (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    Difficult to get promote to Manger


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company takes great care of their employees, holds a strong focus on the customers and delivers results for the shareholders.

    Cons

    There is always organizational change and executives brought in off the street take a long time to understand the business.

  3. "Associate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and opportunities for further education. A 6 course certificate program is offered through WPI, completely paid for. There is also the traditional education reimbursement option which requires out of pocket payment with reimbursement. There seems to be ample opportunity for growth within the company as many of the more senior employees are at retirement age. Management is relaxed and encouraging. I have had a great experience working for great people. There are also many opportunities to work with mentors and volunteer.

    Cons

    The commute to the office is a challenge, public transportation is not an efficient option. The work environment can be distracting as we have 1/2 cubes and conference rooms can be hard to come by. At times, the face to face interaction is lacking. Much of the work is completed over the phone or by email.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to find ways that engineers can collaborate more on projects.


  4. "Process Improvement Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great People and a really nice working environment

    Cons

    Less inter-department communication which sometimes disrupts optimal execution of processes


  5. "Start promoting based upon talent instead of who is going to do your bidding"

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    Former Employee - Real Estate
    Former Employee - Real Estate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice benefits, decent salary, flexible work hours, mostly good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management not paid overtime for mandatory "storm duty". Upper management clueless about performance of line managers. Some managers overly concerned about everything but the actual work that's being performed.

    Advice to Management

    Move into the 21st century. Employees should be judged on their performance and not whether they show up to the office 5 minutes late. Make working from home an option on inclement weather days. Or days when you're needed at home. Once again it's about the work getting done not about when or where. How about standing up for your people regarding storm duty? Stop talking about culture and values and start showing them.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are outside of the IT department. Good salary and bonuses.

    Cons

    Frequent leadership/organizational changes creates uncertainty. Healthcare plan options not so good anymore.


  7. "Analyst, National Grid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work life balance (depending on your role) offers ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Lack of distinct culture and employee engagement - often feels incredibly silo'd among departments. Lots of turnover in upper management leads to constantly changing visions and priorities.

  8. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    Great health care, 401K, good work environment

    Cons

    Storm duty whenever weather knocks out power


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits offered

    Cons

    No bad reviews to submit at this time


  10. "Great Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance, friendly work environment, generous compensation

    Cons

    Large company, Slow moving development on large projects/processes, IT is outdated


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