Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 11, 2018
bad experience. unethical management. made me TWO permanent full time offers which I declined. the managment tried to hire me way below market rate and then got upset with me and treated me unprofessionally (backlash) when I declined.
Equipment Operator/Driver (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – July 8, 2018
Ever since grid took over, not fun. Was what I thought, well paid. Knew they were union busters. Wasn't worried until now. National grid is very selfish. They really don't care of employees. Just profits.
A stable place to work with visible committments to communities where they operate in
Manager Finance Business Partners (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 27, 2018
The work life balance is appealing. There is constant change. There is a re-organization almost every two years. I had the opportunity to be exposed to Statutory and Federal regulations as it applies to energy companies. National Grid identifies and promotes energy efficiency options for customers and sustainability options for large companies.
work life balance, view of energy for the future and the sustainability of the planet
opportunities for growth and advancement, frequent re-orgs
Regional Operations Sales & Growth Manager (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – June 23, 2018
I am a veteran who suffers with chronic PTSD and am finally in a place where I have come to terms with dealing with the flashbacks and nightmares. Living with PTSD was, and is my life; my company did not understand what it means to be a veteran and suffer so they let me go as if I was a square peg that didn't fit into their round hole. Unlike National Grid (NGG), I am still very thankful of others in my life who have stood by me and provided the tools I need to get by day to day while I struggle with this nationally recognized mental disability.
Very hard to advance unless you are an engineer. No value placed on other degrees
Sr. Representative, Gas Sales Support (Current Employee) – Waltham, MA – June 22, 2018
Never very happy while working there. Company more concerned with social issues than getting the work done. Storm support a major issue. Way too top heavy completely dominated by engineers. Need major outside influx of people with marketing and customer service backgrounds. Way too many computer facing employees who don't listen to their customers.
Extremely hard to advance, always cutting costs, very difficult place to work
Accounts Processer (Former Employee) – Northborough, MA – June 20, 2018
Overall good place to work at. Bad weather sucks, because you are not allowed to leave the premises and have to put in 12-15 hour shifts. Its a union system which gives you job security but they also take $20 from you.
Pipe Handler (Former Employee) – DORCHESTER, MA – June 17, 2018
I would not recommend this company to anyone with any sort of life outside of work. It was a high demand, long hour, non-welcoming environment. Life outside of work didn't matter to most of the people I worked for.
Internal Performance - Finance Excellence (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 10, 2018
Work life balance exists - but not in all areas so morale is not consistent. It exists in Finance but in small buckets. In a couple of years, it'll be a great place to work because everyone that is handcuffed to their pensions will retire. they are the ones keeping national grid as slow and traditional as it is. its a shame because there are people that want to do great work and get stifled by the levels of bureaucracy that exist.
can work from home (if you have a cool manager)
traditional, old school mentality, old boys network
Sr. Project Manager (Current Employee) – Waltham, MA – May 10, 2018
I loved working for National Grid. Amazing work-life balance. Our team was great. Every one was nice and cooperative. Very smart people are employed there.
But there was a problem the upper management constantly got reshuffled and million dollar projects would go to waste because it was the vision of a manager who had now left the company. Although National Grid is full of very competent employees the company keeps on hiring expensive outside consultants. And their projects are often not even implemented. The other problem is that those expensive consulting companies don't pass the knowledge before they leave making the company always dependent on rehiring them!
Manager, Gas Operations Controls (Current Employee) – Garden City, NY – May 5, 2018
revolving door often changing upper management so no leadership no sustainability need to be connected to someone to grow company hires and fires at will, so one day you are a king/queen and one day your are on street as a beggar
Customer Service Mechanic (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – May 1, 2018
You come to work on time and inform the management that you are present and ready to work. You then receive a work sheet & sign on to dispatching. Once signed on then head to the job on your route sheet or a job the dispatch want you to head to. Depending on the job once on location you should access the situation and proceed with safety in mind.
Traveling Operator (Current Employee) – Potsdam, NY – April 30, 2018
All about keeping the power on with Zero work injuries. As a field worker I feel as of late they punish to harsh & rarely acknowledge your 18 hrs many days in a row you may work to repair damage to their grid. as a matter of fact the only way they would know you were there is if you got hurt or had a mva or some other unfortunate mishap...or maybe if you did not take your call. The pay is great & my co-workers and first line supervisors are a pleasure to work with. the pressure comes from across the pond.