National Grid: What's it like to work here?

  • Westborough, United States
  • IndustryEnergy
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98 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.8Recommendation: 78%
Breakdown

98 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.8 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

71 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 20 reviews.

I love the immediate management team as well as my coworkers we are like a big family.

3.3
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Tulsa, OK at the time of review.

What I like

The company I work for not only offers to pay every week, work no later than 6:00 pm, but also no having to work weekends ever

What I dislike

I do not like or agree with the way the company handles raises

Suggestions for improvement

The company should have better listening and communication skills


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Supervisors that you work for are not the best. They do not help you and dont believe in life outside of work.

2.6
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Brooklyn, NY.

What I like

The only positive that i had was when i was able to work from home.

What I dislike

Management and their only for the job mentality. Life outside of work doesnt exsist to them.

Suggestions for improvement

Treat their employees better and get better results. When you are not helpful or nasty people tend not want to do the work they came here to do. Show some respect to the worker bees and you'll get better results


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positive experience, room to grow. good job security.

4.1
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at national grid in Waltham Highlands, MA at the time of review.

What I like

great team environment. company communicates goals and expectations well.

What I dislike

lack of executive insight in to day to day operations

Suggestions for improvement

encourage working from home once a week.


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Keyspan was good but National Grid made up its own rules not grandfathering pensions for vested people who left b4 55.

3.3
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Keyspan Energy (now National Grid) in Melville, NY.

What I like

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

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.

Suggestions for improvement

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

Company Culture

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

Company Image

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

Work-Life Balance

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

Career Development

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

Handicapped Accessibility

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

Overall compensation for your work

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

Inclusive / Diverse

Not really but promoted token few to look like it.

Environmental Friendliness

Probably now.

Workplace Safety

Safety was very good and had drills

Teamwork

didn't really have team projects

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!

Support from management

Most of the time

Office / Work Environment

Slightly above average

Challenging Work

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

Job Security

It was

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.

Freedom to work independently

Wroked independently and then micromanaged by Division Mgr

My experience right now working at national grid is great I get the support I need and every thing else

4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Brooklyn, NY at the time of review.

What I like

Life is great at my company I interact well with co-workers,I get the support I need,everyone is friendly there,I'm able to get things done there,

What I dislike

There's not much parking around my company so I have to take buses,Ubers,trains,ETC

Suggestions for improvement

I would like my company to have a parking lot so I wouldn't have to take buses,Ubers,or trains

Teamwork

Yes

Challenging Work

It's not to bad

Internal Communication

I have friends there

Freedom to work independently

Yes


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Its a great job for dedicated people that want to make well changes for their customers

4.0
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at National Grid USA in Waltham, MA at the time of review.

What I like

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

What I dislike

Better diversity and stronger positions for women that deserve it

Suggestions for improvement

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

Company Image

Love my job and pays well

Work-Life Balance

Always on call so thats bad but its well paying

Career Development

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

Handicapped Accessibility

Disabled workers have access to bathrooms, buildings and parking

Overall compensation for your work

Im paid well and above for jobs in my area

Inclusive / Diverse

Plenty of diversity with race and sexuality

Environmental Friendliness

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

Workplace Safety

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

Teamwork

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

Attitude towards older colleagues

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

Office / Work Environment

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

Job Security

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

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

Freedom to work independently

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


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It's a stable well paying job. The job has many perks that help with life style balance.

4.5
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at National Grid in Ma, MA at the time of review.

What I like

I like the Team environment my company provides. We all work together for the common goal,wich is to get it done and done now.

What I dislike

Some of the leadership needs to have a change . It's time to get into the 21 century

Suggestions for improvement

Better communications between leadership and it's employees

Company Culture

We got each others back

Company Image

Great environment

Work-Life Balance

Great vacation time

Career Development

Always room to grow

Overall compensation for your work

Top dollar company

Inclusive / Diverse

Whoever is qualified gets the job

Teamwork

We are all team players

Attitude towards older colleagues

Never a problem

Support from management

We got each others back

Challenging Work

Lots of pressure and little hangups

Job Security

Great company to work for

Internal Communication

They keep us informed

Gender Equality

Everyone has an equal opportunity

Freedom to work independently

Great flexibility


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great benefits and salary. Work is labor intensive at times but low stress

3.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Providence, RI at the time of review.

What I like

1. I like working with the union members of my company
2. I like the ability to work extra hours to Brin in more $ for my family
3. I like the low stress of my job

What I dislike

Management has no knowledge of the work they are managing.
Corporate managers are not in touch with employees
they are far behind in health and wellness programs

Suggestions for improvement

Add more supervisors with actual work knowledge. Communicate better with employees. Create more a family atmosphere and not treat people like a number


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I have fun at work with all the different people I work with.

4.6
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid Utility Services LLC in Brooklyn, NY at the time of review.

What I like

They are very proactive about health. They have a Physical Therapist and a Nurse onsite

What I dislike

I think management could be a little more competent

Suggestions for improvement

We need more parking in our personal parking lot


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It aight for construction but is very anti drug

3.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid Energy Corporation in Queens, NY at the time of review.

What I like

They pay me every week on time and is never off

What I dislike

I disapprove of the drug testing

Suggestions for improvement

I wouldn't drug test anyone and let people be


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