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Updated May 5, 2014

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3.1 16 reviews

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New York ISO President & CEO Stephen Whitley

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    IT professional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance. Great place for electrical engineers who want to be power markets and economics side

    ConsLimited career growth largely because it is small company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Research Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood working environment, lots of learning experience

    Consno cons, nice company with hardworking and technical people

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    If you are old and you want to retire in a calm and quiet place then this is the perfect place.

    QA Engineer (Current Employee) Rensselaer, NY

    ProsReally quiet, is a perfect place if you don't want to do too much.

    ConsReally quiet? They will only hire you if you already have lots of experience. This place is not for recent grads.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good company to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsGood place to work; good benefits

    Consnone at this time for nyiso

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I got 99 problems, but this place ain't one.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rensselaer, NY

    ProsBasically one of the highest paying companies in the area. If you're in the energy industry there aren't many other places to work near Albany. New facility. Cafeteria. Year-end bonus. Cost-of-living raise. Good benefits. Work from home. Flexible hours.

    ConsCompeting with everyone in your department to get a promotion. Only 1 promotion per department was given out last year. HUGE differences in pay. Even people that work on the same team and do the same work (or less) can have a $30k disparity in salary, which also means a big difference in bonus pay. Management likes to play favorites and give the best opportunities to their friends and the "yes" people. I've watched people sit on their hands and get rewarded while hard workers get the short end of the stick. Smart people that WANT to work end up leaving the company for more challenging endeavors. People that want to simply coast, stay under the radar, and conform are the ones that stay for 20+ years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't trust everyone in a management position. Just because someone is knowledgeable in the industry doesn't mean they will make a good supervisor or manager. Invest in employees who show interest in advancing and don't shoot them down when they try. But honestly with your salaries and bonuses what do you care?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Simply awful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsExcellent compensation package. Great 401K match and above average salaries.

    ConsManagement is aloof and arrogant and treats individual contributors with complete disrespect. Decisions are made solely based on political favoritism, rather than what is best for the company. There is an unacceptable level of bureaucracy throughout everything the company does.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some people from outside the Energy industry to bring in some fresh perspectives on how good companies are run.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you dont like working

    Engineer (Current Employee) Rensselaer, NY

    ProsEasy to earn your pay

    ConsBoring work, lifestyle, town, state

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop creating thousand of tiers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tough environment for the rank and file

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rensselaer, NY

    Proshealthy paychecks, generous benefits, modern clean building, free parking, bored only if you want to be, better than civil service

    ConsHigh stress environment. Company goals set by the board of directors at the beginning of the year drive all business decisions during the year. Culture encourages managing up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate leadership in the management ranks. The board of directors should let management manage the company. Executives should spend some time with the rank and file.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A hard place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsFew places to work in the capital region

    ConsWeak leadership that focuses on favoritism

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This company started out lean and productive...

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsIt has kept focused on reliability of electric supply.
    It provides a decent benefits package after 10 years of service, but sadly, they recently ended the pension plan.

    ConsIt is a political bureaucracy.
    Management is not trained or professional.
    Senior management is out of touch with most daily activities.
    The BOD has incompetent, inactive, and politically motivated members.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInitiate mandatory monthly department staff meetings for VPs and demand open dialog from managers and supervisors at those meetings with all staff in attendance, then elicit secure and confidential feedback from staff about that dialog.
    Understand staff are knowledge workers; those who have the knowledge or demonstrate operational competence are high value and should be rewarded as such - and those who do not also do not deserve to become managers and supervisors.
    Management meetings are largely wasted time and effort that could be better spent by stakeholders identifying problems and resolutions instead of inventing superfluous tasks for staff.
    Don't get too stringent about dress codes and work spaces -- people sometimes perform better when they feel better.

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