National Grid Graduate Reviews

Employer: National Grid
4.5
4.5/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 201 people)

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates working at National Grid to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 24th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
I have the empowerment to make changes.Residential training.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Data Analyst
Team:
Smart Metering
10
5/5
Date added: 29th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The responsibility and development opportunities given to you as a graduate. You are given the opportunity to solve real problems that could have commercial implications for the company. There is also a chance to get exposure to some of National Grid's major stakeholders (e.g. Ofgem, DECC, Customers) and understand how we impact the whole energy industry. The graduate scheme also offers excellent development opportunities and the investment National Grid put into their graduate's is huge. You do 3 x 6 month placements which allow you to get exposure to different parts of the business, increasing you're knowledge of National Grid and also improving your own skills. Due to National Grid being a monopoly (and therefore regulated) it can take a while to get use to the slow pace, however this is a relatively small issue and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at National Grid!
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Commercial Strategy Analyst
Team:
System Operator
Voted Useful by 10 People
8.9
4.5/5
Date added: 24th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The number of opportunities available to you to progress. The culture is very welcoming and positive to work in. Everyone, even senior managers, will take time out of their days to talk to you. The amount of unnecessary processes that mean things can take a long time to get done or changes implemented.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate
Voted Useful by 6 People
7.8
3.9/5
Date added: 24th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Good development opportunities. People are open and always try to help and steer your learning and personal development in the right direction. Good technical job with a lot to learn and the opportunity to apply what I have learnt in university. Company: Slow dealing with IS issues and data management systems such as MySap.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Engineer
Team:
Network Planning
Voted Useful by 4 People
7.6
3.8/5
Date added: 24th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
National Grid values its employees. This is evident from the focus on development and the wide range of flexible benefits. There is a good range and quality of training opportunities.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Power Systems Engineer
Team:
ETAM - Network Engineering
Voted Useful by 11 People
8.4
4.2/5
Date added: 18th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
National Grid treat their staff very well.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career: Accountancy
Job Title::
Finance Graduate
Team:
Performance Reporting
Voted Useful by 5 People
8.2
4.1/5
Date added: 17th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The graduate training program is fantastic. Training is interactive and covers many bases concentrating on; Introduction to National Grid, introduction to the energy industry, career development, building relationships etc. They put a lot of effort in to help with your development. You are given real work that makes a difference to the company and treated as an equal. You are also exposed to higher management to help start building your network of contacts, helping push your career forward.The only issue with the company is that one division of it is being sold, meaning that moving around the various different functions will be closed off to that part of the company.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Asset Engineer
Team:
Asset Health and Investment Team
Voted Useful by 6 People
9.9
5/5
Date added: 17th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Because it is such a large firm, there are endless opportunities that you are able to take advantage. Not only in work but also volunteering opportunities to help National Grid give back to communities. Everyone is very friendly and you are provided with lots of support.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career: Accountancy
Job Title::
Finance Graduate
Team:
Financial Reporting
Voted Useful by 8 People
9
4.5/5
Date added: 16th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Great training, competitive salary, good benefits, appropriate level of responsibility, meritocratic, friendly and helpful colleagues/staff and amazing facilities (mostly).Most of the training and events occur in the Midlands area and up towards Nottingham so if you are not based near these places it can be a pain to get to. Be prepared to drive or car share as some of the sites are tricky to get to without a car.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Engineer
Team:
Gas Distribution Operations
Voted Useful by 8 People
7.5
3.8/5
Date added: 16th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Graduate scheme- great selection of roles, interesting areas of work of national significance, being at heart of industry- interfaces with huge number of energy industry stakeholders.Company almost too big- results in rather corporate environment.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Economics analyst
Team:
Electricity Network Development
Voted Useful by 7 People