MISO Reviews in Carmel, IN

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
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  1.  

    Good place to work on a variety of problems.

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    Former Employee - Market Engineer  in  Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Market Engineer in Carmel, IN

    I worked at MISO as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The nature of a lot of the teams here means that you will work on a wide variety of problems. Interfacing with a lot of stakeholders means you get a very broad perspective on the electricity industry, making this a great place to make contacts and start a career. Horizontal mobility is above average for an organization this medium size. Hours are good and the company culture is pretty relaxed (except when it comes to security/data protection).

    Cons

    Many of the employees seem bored with their jobs and uninspired by management. Although you get to see a wide variety of problems, you don't necessarily get deep into them and develop solutions. Serious software development is done by outside vendors. Change is very slow (nature of the industry).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what gives employees grief day-to-day (such as IT processes). Focus on improving these things and employees will be more motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Learn and Grow

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - Shift Operations  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - Shift Operations in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at MISO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    this organization allows you to grow and become a better employee. I really enjoyed working in the real-time group, and it is a good place to work overall. At times that work is challenging and the hours are long but everybody is in the fight together and you do not feel like you are left alone. Also the flexibility of hours and the management styles of most of the managers are very good and promote a work-life balance

    Cons

    as with most small companies it can be a bit cliquish. However most of the managers are fair and adhere to the rules and apply them to say the same to all the people. The processes around software changes are quite cumbersome and can be frustrating if you are in certain groups such as real-time operations, but it is still a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my advice to management would be to have more technical skill development for most of your employees. There are a lot of smart people at this company, but if you don't develop your peoples technical skills did it doesn't matter how smart they are. Also if the human resources department could have less say on promotions and moves within the company that would make things a lot better. Often times the human resources manager more or less can dictate who can or cannot take a position regardless of what the manager's stance is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Software Engineer Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at MISO as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    No Behavioral Question. Good discussion after detailed technical questions.

    Cons

    The line is not very clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My position is very technical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Challenging, rewarding work with great pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at MISO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You'll be surrounded by high skilled, well-educated professionals who trust you to do your job without anyone hovering over your shoulder. Plenty of autonomy (in my experience) in the IT Operations division. If you're not right for the job, you simply won't make it through the door. The organization is expanding in a marketplace that needs it now and well into the future.

    Cons

    On-site amenities at the Carmel location could use an update. A company this size should think about offering an on-site cafeteria, and the gym needs to be expanded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at MISO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Technical Development

    Cons

    It can be a little stressfull

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to check that the middle management is in like with what upper management wants some time it does not get carry down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place for learning, horrible leadership/management

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    Former Employee - IT/Applications Department  in  Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - IT/Applications Department in Carmel, IN

    I worked at MISO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only good thing about working at MISO was the opportunity to learn something new every day. So many departments with highly educated people doing a variety of different things. You could work there 20 years and still not know everything everybody does.

    Cons

    I worked in the IT/applications area. Terrible management. They hire people who know the energy business, not people who know IT. Big pretense of having proper processes in place, when the people who design the processes governing IT understand nothing about how IT works. Vast majority of people I worked with in IT were very dissatisfied with their career path options and would move into other departments of the company just to get a promotion and decent salary increase. This is a company where the business departments have people highly attuned to their subject areas, but the IT departments do not. If you're someone who has experience with software development, you will be frustrated with the anachronistic practices and beliefs, and you will be unable to change anything for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that you need to hire people who know their subject areas, and the subject area of the IT departments is IT, NOT the energy industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Top of their game

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at MISO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with cutting edge technologies
    Work with the leader in the energy industry
    Great Benefits
    Great Salaries
    Amazing growth potential as the company is experiencing hyper growth constantly
    Ability to learn from some of the brightest Engineers in the industry

    Cons

    Multiple offices lead to inconvienient meetings with team members
    Not forward thinking as far as work space and dress code (very old school)
    Hiring help not always that easy as board of directors must approve headcount

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Carmel, IN

    I worked at MISO as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere at work, good training and good benefits

    Cons

    For full-time opportunity you need atleast one year,out of MISO, experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be exception for interns when they apply for full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed working for this company.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at MISO as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flex time, great pay, hiring managers were easy to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A flexible, advanced technology company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN

    I worked at MISO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary and benefit package in the Midwest;
    Higher management team listens and are flexible in unique situations
    Job security - not so common in the current economy
    Multi-culture workforce

    Cons

    Workload sometimes overwhelmingly heavy;
    Lack of transparent communication among different departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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