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Ercot Overview

www.ercot.com
Austin, TX
501 to 1000 employees
1986
Nonprofit Organization
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to 24 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric ... Read more

Mission: We serve the public by ensuring a reliable grid, efficient electricity markets, open access and retail choice.

Ercot Reviews

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    I worked at Ercot (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work, good benefits, great career path, good co-workers, good managers.

    Cons

    While some managers are foster great working environments, some departments are actually run by lead analysts (who prefer to call themselves supervisors) and can be very ill-mannered.

    There is some tension between operations and those working with downstream data. The operators who are managing the statewide electrical grid are working under a great deal of pressure and in real time. Consequently, some of the data they push out will be inaccurate. The support departments sometimes do not understand that. And perhaps operations do not understand that the support areas have to deal with clients and the data/billing has to be 100% accurate.
    Work/life balance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a better understanding of the importance of every department. Managers needs to be aware of what is happening on the floor.

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Ercot Interviews

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    Engineering Development Program Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ercot (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email a couple of months later for a 30 min phone screening with HR with typical HR questions. That was followed quickly by another 30 min call with the engineer in charge of the program. He asked me to describe chunks of my resume with very little input from his side. Made me feel like he wasn't very interested, which was probably true because I never heard from them again...

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