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Reviews for National Grid

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.74
Support from management
3.60
Teamwork
3.78
Freedom to work independently
3.77
Internal Communication
3.26
Office / Work Environment
3.74
Environmental Friendliness
3.82
Work-Life Balance
3.49
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.04

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.94
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.79
Career Development
3.76
Overall compensation for your work
3.73
Company Image
3.74
Job Security
3.69
Handicapped Accessibility
3.85
Workplace Safety
4.14
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 25 of 98 reviews Parking in 46 of 98 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 16 of 98 reviews Stock or equity options in 32 of 98 reviews 401(k) in 61 of 98 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 5 of 98 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 8 of 98 reviews Ability to work remotely in 31 of 98 reviews Desirable office location in 19 of 98 reviews Tuition assistance in 32 of 98 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 35 of 98 reviews 401(k) Match in 54 of 98 reviews Flexible spending account in 35 of 98 reviews Paid time off in 56 of 98 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 53 of 98 reviews Relocation allowance in 3 of 98 reviews Life insurance in 48 of 98 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 53 of 98 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 16 of 98 reviews Health and wellness programs in 41 of 98 reviews Employee discounts in 40 of 98 reviews Vehicle allowance in 19 of 98 reviews Employee events in 35 of 98 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 33 of 98 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 15 of 98 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • The company should have better listening and communication skills

What I like about the company

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 about the company

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

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    National Grid
  • City
    Tulsa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current 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 Fitness center on site is offered
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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

What I like about the company

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

What I dislike about the company

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

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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
  • Company
    National Grid
  • City
    Brooklyn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 31.Mar 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • encourage working from home once a week.

What I like about the company

great team environment. company communicates goals and expectations well.

What I dislike about the company

lack of executive insight in to day to day operations

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    national grid
  • City
    Waltham Highlands
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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

Yes

Freedom to work independently

Yes

Internal Communication

I have friends there

Challenging Work

It's not to bad

Suggestions for improvement

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

What I like about the company

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 about the company

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

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    National Grid
  • City
    Brooklyn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria 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

Company Culture

We got each others back

Support from management

We got each others back

Teamwork

We are all team players

Freedom to work independently

Great flexibility

Internal Communication

They keep us informed

Gender Equality

Everyone has an equal opportunity

Attitude towards older colleagues

Never a problem

Career Development

Always room to grow

Overall compensation for your work

Top dollar company

Work-Life Balance

Great vacation time

Company Image

Great environment

Job Security

Great company to work for

Challenging Work

Lots of pressure and little hangups

Inclusive / Diverse

Whoever is qualified gets the job

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communications between leadership and it's employees

What I like about the company

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 about the company

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

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered

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

What I like about the company

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 about the company

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

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options 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
    Providence
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 20.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • We need more parking in our personal parking lot

What I like about the company

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

What I dislike about the company

I think management could be a little more competent

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    National Grid Utility Services LLC
  • City
    Brooklyn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 07.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I wouldn't drug test anyone and let people be

What I like about the company

They pay me every week on time and is never off

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of the drug testing

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    National Grid Energy Corporation
  • City
    Queens
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Vehicle allowance is offered