Compare Austin Energy vs Ercot BETA

See how Ercot vs. Austin Energy compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Austin Energy

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Ercot

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 61 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 80 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.3
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.6
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Austin Energy Ceo Jackie Sargent
N/AJackie Sargent
CEO Approval
Ercot Ceo Bill Magness
92%
92%Bill Magness
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
50%
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Positive Business Outlook
53%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Engineer1 Salaries
$63,491/yr
Power Systems Graduate Engineer3 Salaries
$36/hr
Internship2 Salaries
$22/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Planning Engineer35 Salaries
$89,262/yr
Network Model Engineer15 Salaries
$91,729/yr
Intern8 Salaries
$27/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 11 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 15 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 6 reviews)
"Pension"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Taylor tx"(in 7 reviews)
"Non profit"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst

I worked at Austin Energy for more than 3 years

Pros

The City of Austin, which Austin Energy is part of, is one of the most progressive municipal employers in the country. Good pay, benefits, and cultural awareness are part and parcel. The main office... is beautifully located on Barton Springs not far from Zilker Park. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with.

Cons

If you know what you are getting into working for a municipal government agency, then the cons are the usual culprits. It’s a political environment, to say the least. Promotions are few and far... between for some people. Otherwise, you’ll have to prove your value and move around within the company. If you can rise above it all, then you’ll be rewarded with a solid career and employer.

Advice to Management

Keep the lights on and be nice to one another. Austin is a great place to live and work and Austin Energy plays a central role in people’s quality of life. I understand it can be difficult juggling... all the priorities but y’all have a great team.

Former Intern - Transmission Planning Intern

I worked at Ercot for less than a year

Pros

Worked there as an intern the summer of 2018. Extremely kind and welcoming environment from all of the stuff. Paid well (especially for an internship in Texas). Each intern assigned with their own... mentor to work on a specified project. Lots of company benefits and very flexible and easy environment to be in.

Cons

Super hands-off with interns (or at least in my experience). Could've used a little more direction.

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