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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, salary & benefits (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits and leadership is stable (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a great company culture, very much the feeling that upper management is looking out more for the bottom line than employees (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management needed to be more repsonsive (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "National Grid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electric Production
    Former Employee - Electric Production
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities if you want them. Certifications state and federal are paid for by the company. Steady paycheck at a livable wage.

    Cons

    Split with PSEG has left the company and its employees both bargaining and management in a state of confusion about where our futures are headed. Again workforce is retiring and taking their experience with them. Increased workloads with fewer qualified personal and limited budgets for materials and overtime are going to be an issue in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Realistic demands on the part of upper management for the middle management section as well as the bargaining employees. No budget or time for preventative maintenance is putting us in a compromised position to carry out our common goals safely and effectively


  2. "National Grid Summer Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    National Grid paid very well, especially for seasonal interns. The company allows their workers to have compress work weeks and flex hours as well.

    Cons

    The lack of communication is a big issue in the company. Especally with my team, I felt bored and under used very often. Especially after the individual who trained me left and went to another job.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to listen to the everyday worker. Have better lines of communication between workers as well.


  3. "Financial analysis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility on work from home.Nice people and team.Good benefit for full time employee
    Great facilities
    Gym price is very reasonable

    Cons

    Parking spot is very limited.The cafe is very expensive and ugly.please improve the food quality
    No snack in the kitchen,but it is not necessary


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  5. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and a lot of vacation

    Cons

    Hard work, honestly not that bad


  6. "A good company that moved to just ok."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of latitude to try different jobs

    Cons

    Have short attention spans, never wait long enough for new ideas to work out before moving on to the next shiny object.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focus on the core mission which is to provide electric and gas to customers. Realize that customer needs are changing but you need to listen to them.


  7. "It was a bitter sweet job at times their is lots of opportunities to make extra money(overtime)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanic in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits very diverse work place at times their are plenty of opportunities overtime comes more often then not pay pretty good once you put your time in

    Cons

    Never feel really appreciated for your hard work/ if your good at what you do you get overworked while ppl whom arent really good at doing their job get catered too


  8. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hyde Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    some work life balance and some good co workers.

    Cons

    Slavish culture, need to know someone to move up and grow, lots of nepotism, no respect for culture, diversity, minority, just a big show to the world that the company is respects minority. Women and people of color are given insignificant roles while the significant roles are reserved for the elite class.

    Advice to Management

    advanced diverse and new generation into leadership roles. change the dinosaur culture.


  9. "Data Integrity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Integrity in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Data Integrity in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Grid USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good company with good benefits if you work for management and not the Union.

    Cons

    I got hired for the wrong job when I first came there in 5/2010. I am with the Union 97C which is very bad in supporting their people.

    Advice to Management

    Work more with the unions that are involved with the company so we can get better benefits.


  10. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company, highly ethical, fair compensation, caring Senior Management

    Cons

    continual growing pains which promote creativity


  11. "Senior Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Hicksville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a growing company

    Cons

    Management has no integrity, would not recommend the company except if you are really good at politics.

    Advice to Management

    Th current controller has no knowledge of anything, for every job he needs the area expert to do work and he has no respect for his employees.



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