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Ercot Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    learned lot of new technologies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

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  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work

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    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Electrical Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ercot full-time

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Intern experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Taylor, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Taylor, TX

    I worked at Ercot as an intern (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dysfunctional Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really smart, dedicated employees, fair compensation, good work-life balance. Interesting work. Telecommuting and flexible work weeks.

    Cons

    Executive team churns constantly. CEO is checked out. Too many managers who don't know what they're doing. Office is in the sticks, so the commute is long if you want to live where there is shopping/restaurants/night life. No opportunity for decent bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relocate closer to civilization.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lot of red taping

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Settlements in Taylor, TX
    Former Employee - Settlements in Taylor, TX

    I worked at Ercot full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good name for the resume. Thats all.

    Cons

    very little incentive and opportunity to move up, manager wants you be a SME. Zero emphasis on personal development. Slow learning. People back bite. There is nothing in Taylor, TX.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a manager, not just someone who wants their work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Compliance Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Taylor, TX
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Taylor, TX

    I worked at Ercot as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really friendly environment and good salary.

    Cons

    Non-profit. And location is Taylor TX which sux.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of Taylor to a bigger city.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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