National Grid - UK
National Grid - UK Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Electrical Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at National Grid - UK in April 2013.
Interview Details Terrible - it took a few months just to get me into the system. And they gave VERY limited options for taking the mandatory drug test (which was told to you at the very last second).
Interview Question – What would make you work harder than the rest of your co-workers? Answer Question
Summer Internship Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at National Grid - UK in January 2012.
Interview Details Written application, followed by a day of assessment centre. AC was a 1.5 hr interview around competency and compnay questions. Also had to do a presentation exercise
Interview Question – Nothing too diffcult Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Electrical Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at National Grid - UK in January 2008.
Interview Details Slow process and very easy interview, they'll hire everything from a supermarket cashier to a carpenter thinking they can turn them in electrical engineers after 2 week training course
Negotiation Details – they'll always try to offer the minimum, the interview structure is so bad that they're unable to tell between a good and bad candidate, you can get an extra 5% if you ask for
Associate Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at National Grid - UK in March 2009.
Interview Details The actual interview was what you would expect. There were some behavioral questions and a few broad technical questions. Interview went fine and was told I would be contacted with decision in two weeks. Didn't hear back for a month and when I contacted them to inquire if a decision had been made I was told they were almost there and HR would let me know. Never heard from NG again. Not even the courtesy of a rejection email. Overall I would describe my experience as: waste of time.
Interview Question – Name a time you had a conflict with a boss. How did you deal with it? Answer Question
Human Resources Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at National Grid - UK in April 2009.
Interview Details National Grid seems like a great company to work for. I was offered an interview which I was a little nervous about at first because it's not exactly what i was looking for in a job but was pleased to find out about their great open-culture, great benefits, and performance bonus'. Before the interview I did my research about the company and was pleased to find out that this company seems like a great place to work.
Interview Question – Name a situation where you had to overcome difficulty. Answer Question