MISO Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Exciting company with lots of growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Carmel, IN

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

    Pros

    Work on interesting and challenging problems everyday to make energy delivery more efficient. Knowledgeable co-workers who can help advance your career. One of the best benefits packages in the Indianapolis area, and the pay is great.

    Cons

    On call support can be busy at times, and the work/life balance is not great when that happens. Compensation is good for on call, but it is still stressful. Priorities are constantly shifting, so be prepared to constantly adapt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Very good company to work for

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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 MISO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Company organization changed constantly, upper management could have communicated more effectively

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. I did my internship at MISO and i really enjoyed it.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MISO

    Pros

    Housing is provided and we stayed in a very nice hotel for free

    Cons

    I was at Eagan office and couldn't consider it for full time job because of its cold weather

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  5. Very good company.

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

    I have been working at MISO

    Pros

    It is a good place to learn all kinds of knowledge in power systems and electric markets. People are very nice.

    Cons

    The schedule could be really tight sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Lack of transparency and communication, too many managers that are incompetent

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

    I have been working at MISO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits including medical, vision, and dental

    Cons

    1. Read about discrimination and retaliation on the EEOC and you will find issues with the company
    2. Supervisors change rules and have do not have transparent rules of arrival time.
    3. Supervisors can be incompetent and do not have the technical knowledge to know if employees are doing a good job
    4. Supervisors have been unprofessional and watch over certain employees while allowing others to do as they wish
    5. The employees that have been there a while have taken over the departments and do not allow others to grow as they are unprofessional and try to hold new employees back in order to get larger bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Follow up with complaints that have already been filed against the EEOC
    2. Be transparent with HR and all other departments so that employees are not discriminated against
    3. If a whole department is allowed to come in whenever they want do not force and discriminate one person on the team to come in earlier than all others
    4. Start making a difference in the company and not just collecting a paycheck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. A Summer Intern's Viewpoint

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Carmel, IN

    I worked at MISO full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company Culture
    Great Middle-Management
    Emphasis on Learning and Development
    Easy-going Work Environment

    Cons

    Existence of Silos
    Relatively Low Compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it Up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MISO

    Pros

    Good work environment
    And like the workforce itself
    Interesting and unique industry
    Good balance of work and life and employees recognition

    Cons

    Supervisors handout "peanuts" as work,
    lack of communication- supervisors always keep info too close to the chest which ends in double work or work not needed i.e. wastes all over departments
    unprofessional at times and
    "Two face" at specific level of supervision/management
    Contract workers aren't treated the same as permanent; more like "second class" and can use the fact contracted employees can be terminated easier with no feedback or good reason; they hide behind this fact and use it to ignore their responsibilities to employee growth and supervisors have hard time delegating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefit ALL employees to be more open with communications and treat permanent and contract same besides the obvious that permanent employees have benefits; contractors feel like they are second class and do not receive feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good 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 MISO full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. Great place to get to every aspect of the power industry. Relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    Minneapolis office location not appealing enough - in Southeast surburb.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, interesting issues to solve, continuous learning.

    Cons

    Engineering staff not technical, lack of energy and adventurism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some difficult decisions and defend it. Top heavy management, reduce management layers. Consider continuous value addition as primary goal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Carmel, IN

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefits and some real good opportunities to grow in the company

    Cons

    too many layers of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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