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Review averages

  • 66 employees say

    Excellent (26)
    39.393939393939%
    Good (24)
    36.363636363636%
    Satisfactory (13)
    19.69696969697%
    Subpar (3)
    4.5454545454545%
    3.66
  • 0 applicants say

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

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Reviews for National Grid

Reviews - What employees say

3.66 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Completely unresponsive to employee concerns.

Teamwork

Little to no support from upper management.

Internal Communication

Lip-service only.

Environmental Friendliness

Currently using poorly trained contractors to perform work normally done by locked-out union employees.

Company Image

They have good PR. Beneath the surface it's an entirely different story.

Job Security

company very aggressive in current contract offer in an attempt to destroy job security.

Workplace Safety

Undertrained contractors are cutting very dangerous corners on natural gas work as the lockout enters month 3.

Suggestions for improvement

  • There are far too many layers of management involved in providing employees the materials necessary to complete their work.

What I dislike about the company

Management negotiators put up a false front about having concerns for their employees while simultaneously trying to gut every benefit.

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
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off 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

Review averages

  • 66 employees say

    Excellent (26)
    39.393939393939%
    Good (24)
    36.363636363636%
    Satisfactory (13)
    19.69696969697%
    Subpar (3)
    4.5454545454545%
    3.66
  • 0 applicants say

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

kununu score comparisons

National Grid
3.66
66 reviews

Industry average (Energy)
3.28
25,163 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,904,000 reviews