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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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  • Upper management needs to be more on point and in tune (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    The utility industry is pretty much stable.
    Good career development tools with on boarding and perks such as paying for college of up to 10k a year (based on your grade). Good benefits.

    Cons

    While majority of the company's people are nice and friendly there are a few that plays political games. The business partner group needs the most fixing as the old school thinking still lingers. The older generation would shut the analyst's idea down because they're always right. Any good intentions would be taken personally and your growth opportunity will be limited.
    The accounting, corporate finance and finance excellence are solid as they actually work well with everyone.
    The rating should be higher but finance business partner rating is pretty much a 2 stars in my book.

    Advice to Management

    You can fire all the analysts and start anew but you're not solving the root of the problem.
    Management class on how to manage. The focus on delivering loses drives quality down as the people are not being developed
    Do a proper investigation on this area
    There really needs to be assurance that there will not be retaliation to speak your mind.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meter reader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    Lots of advancement guaranteed

    Cons

    Jobs go to employees based on seniority only and not to who deserve or earn them

  3. "Not Terrible, Not Great"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Syracuse, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Grid USA as an intern

    Pros

    Decent money, there are usually other interns there as well

    Cons

    Nothing really new or innovative, most of the workforce is >50 years old


  4. "Sr Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Grid USA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, great bonus plan,

    Cons

    like any large company, can be some politics.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Analyst"

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

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    -Stable
    -Good benefits
    -Co-workers are very nice & smart
    -Good work/life balance & can work from home (depending on your manager/if you are unlucky you will work Big 4 hours)
    -Support training and learning

    Cons

    -Depending on your manager, work/life balance can be challenging
    -Difficult to advance (they recently removed the Lead level in finance by demoting a lot of people, made it hard for seniors to advance to the manager level)
    - A lot of work is put into promoting development plans, but most of the Managers don't really care. They care more about their own career advancement than people under them. No one bothered to look at the Analysts' development plans in my department.
    -Difficult to transfer internally (due to difficulties in hiring thanks to the GMAT/GRE-like exams that they give to candidates. Your department might not want to let you go that easily & you will be overworked for a long period of time to cover somebody if someone decided to leave)
    -Raises are lower than the market, because they said that it is a stable company. Thus, the longer you work here, the lower your salary will be compared to the market. If it dropped to an unacceptable insulting level, they will do a market analysis to try to adjust it, but it will still be lower than the market "Because it is a stable company!" they said.

    Advice to Management

    The "Cons" above should be good targets for improvements.......


  6. "It's a job"

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    Former Employee - Helper in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Helper in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's growth and company trains you

    Cons

    Managers show favoritism, weak union

    Advice to Management

    Judge employees based off of performance, not who you personally like


  7. "Call Center Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company offers great opportunity to earn and advance

    Cons

    Management is not a cohesive unit and can be gossipy.

  8. "LNG Plant Operator"

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    Current Employee - LNG Operator in Holtsville, NY
    Current Employee - LNG Operator in Holtsville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The LNG and gas industry is booming.There is security in working for a Huge corporation.

    Cons

    The utility industry is non-existent utilities are all corporations now.

    Advice to Management

    Too late,you should of listened 10 years ago


  9. "National Grid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, varied work. Flexible hours. Great benefits (at least at first).

    Cons

    Bonus system stinks, you compete with people who may work 2 states away. health insurance seems to be getting worse every year. Little to no career advancement in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Start talking to your people more. Hire more youth now while the experienced people are still around.


  10. "Summer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Normal hours and good pay

    Cons

    Boring work, boring and old company culture


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