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National Grid USA Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance, salary & benefits (in 21 reviews)

  • Pros: Good benefits, opportunity to move around within company (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management needs to be more on point and in tune (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Gas Distribution Engineering Intern"

    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

    I worked at National Grid USA full-time

    Pros

    I got a full immersion into the operations and customs of my department. I was treated as an equal throughout the whole summer and I felt like part of a team. It was a great experience if interested in entering the utility industry after graduating college.

    Cons

    There could have been more opportunities to learn about different parts of company.


  2. "National Grid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Benefits, Good Pay

    Cons

    Must have a college degree to advance.


  3. "Trouble shooter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transmission Planning Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Transmission Planning Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a rewarding and great paying job. Benefits are great, you are you're on boss. It's a challenging job that pays well. Helping people restore their power after storms is nice

    Cons

    The downside is that they do not really care about their employees. Too many bean counters. All they care about is the bottom line. Money


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  5. "Attorney"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and leadership is stable

    Cons

    Disorganized structure; middle management seems retired in place


  6. "Summer Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and everyone was willing to take me out to the field. Learned a ton of info about distribution

    Cons

    Internship could have been organized better. It was not very technical and I am an engineer.


  7. "good"

    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

    its good for a intern

    Cons

    cant learn too much for a intern


  8. "Love my job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great job security if you are willing to put in the work. Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. If you can get past that you'll do fine.


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    "Finance Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and free from real world economic challenges; provides essential services to customers served. Some teams genuinely committed to making a difference

    Cons

    Leadership too reliant on outside consultants rather than investing in and backing inside talent. Advancement almost totally dependent on political maneuvering; not a meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with reality and address real fundamental issues


  10. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hicksville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hicksville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere - work with exceptional people

    Cons

    Long Hours - Major Responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    SAME SAME SAME SAME SAME


  11. "National Grid Energy trader"

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

    Pros

    good place to work and grow

    Cons

    acts like a utility most of the time



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