- Keyspan Energy (now National Grid)23.Feb 2019
Keyspan was good but National Grid made up its own rules not grandfathering pensions for vested people who left b4 55.
I was THE ONLY female 2nd level supervisor in Financial Planning Dept. when I left in 1999
Support from management
Most of the time
didn't really have team projects
Freedom to work independently
Wroked independently and then micromanaged by Division Mgr
Sometimes in meetings sometimes with notes left on desk
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!
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
fortnightly Fri meetings lasting to 1 1/2 + hrs. No OT since management
I would have stayed except for the merge with Brooklyn Union Gas and me having to travel hours each way.
Don't recall many but I am sure 20 years later up to code.
Safety was very good and had drills
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyKeyspan Energy (now National Grid)
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee