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%
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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 have been at National Grid for 2 years and it is honestly one of the best companies to work for. It has taught me alot


4.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Syracuse, NY at the time of review.

What I like

The pay is great. I get a steady 40 hours a week and job stability. My coworkers are awesome. The job itself can be pretty rough but my managers do their best to make it enjoyable.

What I dislike

I don’t like that there really isn’t any work:life balance. I am expected to be on call constantly.

Suggestions for improvement

I would just like there to be a better work/life balance and maybe some more training for supervisors.


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It has gone downhill, they installed drive cameras in the work vehicles and allow bullying by both management & workers


2.7
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Roslyn Heights, NY at the time of review.

What I like

I have had stable employment and opportunities to work overtime. They cant terminate employees at will.

What I dislike

They need to stop letting management employees Harras employees and the drive cameras should be removed from vehicles. Also, they allow reverse racism and sexism out of fear that there will be a lawsuit. They need to bring back pensions.

Suggestions for improvement

Removing drive cameras from vehicles and not discriminating against people who have disabilities.


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I really love my job and the company I work for.


5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in ma, MA at the time of review.

What I like

They gave me two months off fully paid when I had my daughter. This company really cares about their employees.

What I dislike

Nothing. This company is the best employer I’ve ever had.

Suggestions for improvement

It would be nice if there was onsite daycare.


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They have always treated me great.


5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in ma, MA at the time of review.

What I like

I was lucky to have 2 months off paid when my daughter was born.

What I dislike

We don’t need to change procedures every time there is a human error.

Suggestions for improvement

I would love on-site daycare.


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Great work environment people are fair and well compensative


4.6
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at National Grid USA Service Company, Inc. in West Roxbury, MA at the time of review.

What I like

We have company outings and that's really fantastic

What I dislike

The bosses up high are a bit high strung

Suggestions for improvement

More hours more overtime Better benefits


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I love my company. They treat me great.


5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Waltham, MA at the time of review.

What I like

They have great parental leave.

What I dislike

On site daycare would be great.

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On site daycare would be great.


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They don't give a damn about their employees


3.1
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid USA in Waltham, MA at the time of review.

What I like

My supervisor is nice but that's about it

What I dislike

Management is too self centered

Suggestions for improvement

Value the input of employees instead of ignoring them


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I love going to work. It’s very satisfying.


5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid Transmission Services Corporation in Westborough, MA at the time of review.

What I like

They help me live my life away from work.

What I dislike

Nothing. I love my company. They do great.

Suggestions for improvement

I would like if they had onsite child care.


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2.0
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at National Grid in ma, MA at the time of review.

What I like

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

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.

Suggestions for improvement

I think the entire company would benefit from American ownership rather than being owned by a London-based firm.

Company Culture

Upper management has a demonstrated disdain for all things union including their people.

Internal Communication

Great lip-service regarding employee input. Actual respect for it...not so much.

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.

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.

Support from management

See above

Freedom to work independently

When the company is not trying to destroy decades of benefits, we can work somewhat independently.

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.

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.

Workplace Safety

Under-trained replacement workers are violating personal and professional safety procedures on a daily basis.

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.

Job Security

One of the cornerstones of the Union that the Company is trying to do away with is job security.

Company Image

Much better than it should be...if only the general public knew the truth.

Career Development

Yet another area that the Company is seeking to damage in this contract negotiations.

Challenging Work

The work is very challenging. It's even more challenging when the Management has no respect for it.


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This company has excellent benefits and compensation. They offer more than the standard corporate employer.


3.8
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at National Grid in Waltham, MA.

What I like

When my son became sick, my bosses allowed me to take off whenever I needed to tend to him with some of that time not counting towards my paid time off. For the most part, I am autonomous in my position and my immediate supervisor does not even work in the same building.

What I dislike

They need to pay for overtime worked. They can tend to micromanage. They are always trying to push the "less is more" mentality.

Suggestions for improvement

More chargepoint stations for electric cars. When someone is slacking in their job, then it needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.


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