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Review averages

  • 96 employees say

    Excellent (44)
    45.833333333333%
    Good (31)
    32.291666666667%
    Satisfactory (18)
    18.75%
    Subpar (3)
    3.125%
    3.78
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for National Grid

Reviews - What employees say

3.78 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

I was THE ONLY female 2nd level supervisor in Financial Planning Dept. when I left in 1999

Support from management

Most of the time

Teamwork

didn't really have team projects

Freedom to work independently

Wroked independently and then micromanaged by Division Mgr

Internal Communication

Sometimes in meetings sometimes with notes left on desk

Gender Equality

HAHA. Only second level femal supervisor in my dept. Complaints because no women at Exec VP level so CEO made his secretary one.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I left at 40 vested and was promised my pension at 55 and 1 yr before I applied National Grid cut it by 60% so for a gigh management employee I now live 100% below the poverty level!

Career Development

I progressed so I amsure more opportunities now with all the mergers

Overall compensation for your work

It was. My pension is only $405/o. for someone who made over $72k plus bonus.

Office / Work Environment

Slightly above average

Environmental Friendliness

Probably now.

Work-Life Balance

fortnightly Fri meetings lasting to 1 1/2 + hrs. No OT since management

Company Image

I would have stayed except for the merge with Brooklyn Union Gas and me having to travel hours each way.

Job Security

It was

Handicapped Accessibility

Don't recall many but I am sure 20 years later up to code.

Workplace Safety

Safety was very good and had drills

Challenging Work

Tariff administration supervisor so worked on all tariff and rate changes dealing with the PSC

Inclusive / Diverse

Not really but promoted token few to look like it.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I haven't worked there in 20 years so I cannot contribute because I am sure things have changed.

What I like about the company

I went from union to second level supervisor in 4 yrs. Great health, dental and vision plans. I worked a 4 day work week. Had a good pension at 55 but National Grid cut it 60% without letting me know. Many facilities and locations to work. I unfortunately had to travel from Locust Valley to Brooklyn when restructuring began. I was well known in the NY Rate Group before I took a package at 40. They offered early retirement at 52 when I was 35 and then screwed me when I turned 55 to collect my Keyspan pension of $1050/mo and informed me that was now raised to 65 at National Grid. I was living in UT so not an option to go back to work. I am now 100% below the poverty level and have no health insurance.

What I dislike about the company

My pension cut 60% after I was grandfathered. National Grid changed it and I was not notified in UT even though my pension comes from Keyspan. Human Resources told me and another woman back in 1996 we had the strongest case of discrimination they had ever seen adn I regret not suing them on the spot.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Keyspan Energy (now National Grid)
  • City
    Melville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered

Teamwork

They have co workers as teams all the time to solve customer problems

Freedom to work independently

I spend most time out of office so to me I think they do a great job

Internal Communication

Management make it clear about whats expected and congratulate everyone when the job is done

Gender Equality

Women arent usually in the field so I guess that could change

Attitude towards older colleagues

They are treated well with preparing for retirement but not forcing anyone out

Career Development

I dont know how much further I can climb in my position

Overall compensation for your work

Im paid well and above for jobs in my area

Office / Work Environment

I work on scene mostly but Ive never heard any complaints from coworkers

Environmental Friendliness

We are a gas and electric company so we do what we can

Work-Life Balance

Always on call so thats bad but its well paying

Company Image

Love my job and pays well

Job Security

I know im safe in my position because humans are always needed especially in emergencies

Handicapped Accessibility

Disabled workers have access to bathrooms, buildings and parking

Workplace Safety

Everyone is heavily trained and no one goes out without proper licenses and fellow workers with more experience

Inclusive / Diverse

Plenty of diversity with race and sexuality

Suggestions for improvement

  • Continue to improve like ive seen since ive been at the company and I think everything will be fine

What I like about the company

Well paid, great team around all places. Strong supervisors and training for everyone in the company

What I dislike about the company

Better diversity and stronger positions for women that deserve it

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    National Grid USA
  • City
    Waltham
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered
  • 01.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Upper management has a demonstrated disdain for all things union including their people.

Support from management

See above

Teamwork

Management threw the entire union team out in the streets before we even had a chance to vote on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Freedom to work independently

When the company is not trying to destroy decades of benefits, we can work somewhat independently.

Internal Communication

Great lip-service regarding employee input. Actual respect for it...not so much.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The company would love nothing better than to exit all senior employees to save a few dimes on their bottom line, even though they had 24% profit last year.

Career Development

Yet another area that the Company is seeking to damage in this contract negotiations.

Overall compensation for your work

The company is in a constant process of attempting to dismantle every aspect of compensation and to break the Union.

Office / Work Environment

I'm certain there will be plenty of residual tension once this lockout is over.

Environmental Friendliness

1200 union employees are in their 3rd month of being locked out even as the pipelines that need replacing are leaking in hundreds of locations. Natural gas escaping into the atmosphere daily is not exactly environmentally friendly.

Work-Life Balance

Union employees had the health care rug pulled out from under them by the union 5 days after the company locked them out.

Company Image

Much better than it should be...if only the general public knew the truth.

Job Security

One of the cornerstones of the Union that the Company is trying to do away with is job security.

Workplace Safety

Under-trained replacement workers are violating personal and professional safety procedures on a daily basis.

Challenging Work

The work is very challenging. It's even more challenging when the Management has no respect for it.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the entire company would benefit from American ownership rather than being owned by a London-based firm.

What I like about the company

My co-workers are decent, hard working people and my direct manager is good man and a good supervisor, even though he gets very little support from upper management.

What I dislike about the company

Upper management has proven undeniably in this current contract negotiation that they have concern only for the dollar, and absolutely none for the lives of their employees and their families.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    National Grid
  • City
    ma
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

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Review averages

  • 96 employees say

    Excellent (44)
    45.833333333333%
    Good (31)
    32.291666666667%
    Satisfactory (18)
    18.75%
    Subpar (3)
    3.125%
    3.78
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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3.78
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