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Review averages

  • 89 employees say

    Excellent (39)
    43.820224719101%
    Good (29)
    32.584269662921%
    Satisfactory (18)
    20.224719101124%
    Subpar (3)
    3.3707865168539%
    3.75
  • 0 applicants say

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

Reviews for National Grid

Reviews - What employees say

3.75 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 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
  • 24.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Harassment and cronyism are alive and well. And both run deep.

Support from management

Manager was great but his hands were tied up in the burocracy.

Teamwork

Conflicting processes. Old vs new teams stepping on each other.

Internal Communication

People try to communicate but their knowledgebase is not used to the fullest extent because of old processes from relics of managers who performed their best work at the turn of the century

Gender Equality

They have finally made this initiative to hire more women.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The okder folks are treated well

Career Development

Never offered any training.

Overall compensation for your work

They paid me like a junior and expected me to make decisions as a director.

Office / Work Environment

Open space. No private cubes. Expensive cafeteria.

Work-Life Balance

Work from home is allowed but in some cases frowned upon. 10 to 14 meetings per day Are the norm and med management tells us to prioritize. Nights and weekends are often taken up as well.

Job Security

That is the only reason why I lasted 18 months but many have been laid off since I left

Handicapped Accessibility

Not nearly enough stand up desks.

Workplace Safety

They are big on this

Challenging Work

Impossible to succeed because the processes are immature.

Inclusive / Diverse

As a lesbian I had a male manager harass me unmercifully. It was reported to his manager but he kept it up because his manager never discussed it with him.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    National Grid
  • City
    Waltham, MA
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Promote more women. At the time diversity to them meant minority races not females.

What I like about the company

I was a second level supervisor within two years after starting out as a customer rep. I was compensated very well and got a year end 15% bonus. Had a reserved parking spot, was part of the NY state rate group so had NY business trips. Got on a special project to redesign the billing system and had a three week trip to Manila where I was flown both first and business class. I was allowed a 4 day work week and when I left I received 26 weeks pay and 18 months health and dental insurance.

What I dislike about the company

Very hard for women to get ahead. I was the only woman second level supervisor in the Office of Finance that had over 260 management employees. I was very well respected though with 8,000 employees, the executive VPs, president and CEO all knew who I was.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Keyspan Energy (now National Grid)
  • City
    Melville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 89 employees say

    Excellent (39)
    43.820224719101%
    Good (29)
    32.584269662921%
    Satisfactory (18)
    20.224719101124%
    Subpar (3)
    3.3707865168539%
    3.75
  • 0 applicants say

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

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National Grid
3.75
89 reviews

Industry average (Energy)
3.33
27,641 reviews

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3.36
3,178,000 reviews