Ercot Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. People come first!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Taylor, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Taylor, TX

    I have been working at Ercot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mentality of personnel and staff!

    Cons

    Did not have any issues with my time at ERCOT

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ercot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Higher than average pay and many of the employees are good people.

    Cons

    The place is poorly managed. It is very bureaucratic because it is quasi-government. The place is very political. Favoritism, gender bias and racism are rampant and known to management. Ironically, because of massive theft by management in the past, there is a lot of talk about ethics. Hilariously management has imposed workshops on ethics on the rank and file--who weren't the ones who embezzled millions from the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own advice and act ethically. Stamp out the favoritism, racism and gender bias.

  3. great for career development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ercot

    Pros

    The working environment is very nourishing. You can learn a lot here. People are very patient with knowledge transfer and willing to help each other to get the job done. Good training opportunity as well. So it makes a great beginning place at your career.

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is that the promotions are basically based on years of working in the group, instead of the individual performance.

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  5. Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ercot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people combined with meaningful work. Fun work environment and great benefits. Company size just right, not too small not too big

    Cons

    No real cons I can think of except not located close to restaurants and shopping on your lunch break. Taylor is a small Texas town.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  6. learned lot of new technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ercot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Location in very small town

    Advice to Management

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  7. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Operations Support Analyst in Taylor, TX
    Current Employee - Market Operations Support Analyst in Taylor, TX

    I have been working at Ercot full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, decent salary and awesome benefits. It's close to major metropolitan areas without having to deal with insane traffic daily. Coworkers are fun and most end up being good friends. There are lots of opportunities to learn. You get the feeling that the company cares about you.

    Cons

    Upward mobility may not be as as easy as some want. I have heard that other positions can be too political and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers are great, while some put too much pressure on their employees.

  8. Electrical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Taylor, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Taylor, TX

    I have been working at Ercot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good salaries if you are able to convince management, relaxed work schedule

    Cons

    Management need to identify the talent and nurture them. It is easy to become lazy in work, too many departments to do little work.

  9. A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Ercot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Great benefits. Decent salary. Great People working to a great goal.

    Cons

    Not as competitive pay as for profit business. Upward mobility limited.

  10. Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ercot full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, with great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The main HQ is located in Taylor, Texas. It might seem like a long drive at first, but you get used to it after a while.

  11. Great Intern experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Taylor, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Taylor, TX

    I worked at Ercot as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for intern, friendly and smart people and great working atmosphere, wonderful place for actually learning the power system

    Cons

    Stop hiring people without green card or citizenship for full-time. However, it's just the company policy, I still recommend international students try to do an internship there since the valuable experience and the good reputation of ERCOT would still easily get you a job in other companies.

    Advice to Management

    For internship experience, I think it's better to be more interactive with various departments. Some interns only know the work in their own department. Some supervisors would also help the interns to know more about other departments and the whole procedure. From my side, I didn't see any political issues, all people are willing to take their time and help, if though I didn't work for them.

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