ISO New England Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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ISO New England President, CEO, and Director Gordon van Welie
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  1. IT SUPERVISOR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ISO New England full-time

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

    Pros

    Stable company with great benefits and diverse workforce. Very well educated people with different perspectives and experiences. Lots of opportunities inside the company. Great life-work balance.

    Cons

    Less experienced workers might find this company too difficult to navigate. There is too much to learn, it's a long process, and impatient people might give up. Some managers might be more demanding than others. Top-heavy, lots of layers of management. Very bureaucratic and slow moving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good job. Talk to lower ranked employees more often, informally. Have a check on their pulse. Reward quality and intiative.

    ISO New England Response

    Jul 9, 2015 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your positive review of ISO New England! We are increasing our outreach to new employees through a 14-45-90 day check-in. We will consider increasing this based on your feedback.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Excellent learning experience

    Former Employee - Intern in Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Holyoke, MA

    I worked at ISO New England

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

    Pros

    I worked as an intern, and everyone in my department was available to clarify my doubts and supported me while learning the job.

    Cons

    None really, in my experience it was a great place to work, even if temporarily. One could argue that the pay was not exceptional, but surely in line with the industry.

    ISO New England Response

    Apr 17, 2015 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad it was a great experience for you. ISO-NE Interns have access to a variety of learning and development programs, such as workshops on the power grid and ... More


  3. Good Company to Work with

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

    I have been working at ISO New England full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefit. Good balance between life and work. Pressure free environment. Good place to learn about the industry.

    Cons

    No Growth Space. It is a good place for people approaching the end of career life.

    Advice to Management

    Need to give the young employees space to grow.

    ISO New England Response

    Jul 9, 2015 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Lead Analyst

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

    I have been working at ISO New England full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, very secure job. Experience varies significantly by manager. Yearly bonuses are very consistent.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is difficult. Some managers are not very good, better off as technical leads rather than managing people.

    Advice to Management

    Career path development and promote people who understand how to manage people instead of being based on seniority

    ISO New England Response

    Jul 9, 2015 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback.


  6. Very fast-paced environment 'keeping the lights on'

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical in Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - Technical in Holyoke, MA

    I worked at ISO New England full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance Limited growth opportunities Favoritism is prevalent

    Advice to Management

    focus more on strategy. the organization is being seen as more reactionary in recent times.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting Challenging Work for Fair Pay, Some Weak Leadership Backbone, Less Personal as Growing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Holyoke, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Holyoke, MA

    I have been working at ISO New England full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Interesting Technical Challenges Dynamic evolving business with steady stream of work Smart people to work with and learn from Fair pay

    Cons

    Political forces outside the business drive management decisions Lack of management backbone to stand up for right decisions Too many managers, not enough leadership Not much esprit de corps Some groups are better to work in than others

    Advice to Management

    Don't let small factions of market participants drive decisions which benefit only a small minority. raise the bar for middle managers to learn and practice better leadership. Solicit input on problems from the lowest levels. Middle managers are not representing problems accurately. Reward professional courage, risk taking, and excellence; take action against cowardice and self-protective behavior among your middle managers. Support your technical experts by giving them the time to expand their professional skills outside of the workplace.


  8. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Holyoke, MA

    I worked at ISO New England part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    fair, nice, good learning experience

    Cons

    i can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    i can't think of any


  9. A company that has good benefits

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

    I have been working at ISO New England full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Iso New England has some of the best benefits in the area, but you pay for it in terms of letting employees inovate

    Cons

    no room for creativity for lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    ease off


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good work environment ,benefits and flexible schedule

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holyoke, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holyoke, MA

    I have been working at ISO New England

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities for learning abound throughout the company. The company is well respected as an industry leader and the work is very interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    There are very few opportunities for growth.


  11. GREAT PLACE TO START AFTER SCHOOL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holyoke, MA

    I worked at ISO New England

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great work ex right after school...friendly environment...mostly people have higher degrees...

    Cons

    less opportunity for quick career growth

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible



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