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MISO Carmel Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Carmel, IN

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Pros
  • Great (possibly the best) pay and benefits for the Indianapolis area (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits and health insurance package (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance was not the best (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management is disconnected from reality (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Internship Ever!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Corporate Communications Intern in Carmel, IN
    Current Intern - Corporate Communications Intern in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MISO as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best pay an intern could ever ask for. It is full-time and they provide optional housing as well as benefits. Many options are available to make employees feel comfortable, as they offer a Smart Office. It is an interesting concept to promote communication and is aesthetically pleasing, even including vegetation on the walls! All this is in addition to their incredible coffee machines!

    The interview process was simple but thorough, and HR was consistent in their contact with me.

    Everybody is incredibly willing to help, and all of my questions are appreciated and answer respectfully.

    Cons

    At first it is difficult to understand the nature of the company because of its vast footprint, however they is always someone available to answer questions!

    Advice to Management

    They do a great job of communicating with interns and make sure that we are getting acclimated with the current position and requirements of the projects we are working on.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MISO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing
    End of year bonus
    vacation and sick time given at beginning of year, not accrued

    Cons

    Lots of over educated under qualified folks are hired
    quarterly update schedule can mess up holidays for the whole year

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at MISO full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Work and life balance can be a struggle at times.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "The do-nothing capital of the world"

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Carmel, IN
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MISO as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice coffee machines. free parking.

    Cons

    Don't expect to get anything done in a hurry. Tasks you would expect to take a week or two take months due to the political infighting. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Departmental animosity is huge, and behavior that would get managers fired elsewhere seems to be almost welcomed. Absolutely the worst corporate culture I have ever seen (consulted in dozens of companies).

    Advice to Management

    Fire a few of the most toxic managers and focus on improving culture.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A company for Engineers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MISO (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People keep it real. No phonies. Not possible in this job & company. You will be quickly exposed. The job is too complex to know everything. Therefore everyone depends on each other to contibute.

    Cons

    Computerized or automated systems need to improve big time in order to take it to the next level of efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up investments in technology infrastructure and software.


  6. "Expansion planning engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expansion Planning in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Expansion Planning in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MISO full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, nice people, work life balance

    Cons

    Visa status can limit your mobility within the company

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Application Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Applications Support in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Every employee is very talented in some way shape or form. There is a lot to learn, but they understand there is a learning curve and it takes time to feel comfortable and gain understanding.

    Cons

    Access to systems takes a very long time, and stops employees from being productive. Also lots of ideas about the future and direction of the company but I think they should decide on one and move forward implementing a plan for the future so employees can know what to expect in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Agree on topics/concepts/direction together revealing it all at once, rather than having it trickle down through the different levels of employees.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Mid career middle of the road"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MISO full-time

    Pros

    Nice people with some really progressive projects underway. Well kept facilities. Some of the most talented subject matter experts I have worked with.

    Cons

    Little to no career path development out side of a very narrow set of highly specialized power industry roles. New employees are routinely offered higher titles and pay grades for jobs that existing employees are asked to take as lateral moves.

    Advice to Management

    Make existing employee growth and development a priority and reward managers who are skilled at developing high performing teams.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Corporate disaster, in desperate need of new Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MISO (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, location and work flexibility. Some managers have been around and don't micromanage.
    the company covers multiple services making in a good place to learn.

    Cons

    Employees have ZERO accountability, many talkers few doers. Management not held responsible for their disastrous actions. Terrible coordination within different groups in planning. Most managers incapable of performing their expected duties. Management in interested in hiring friends to protect their own interests, this happens at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the unnecessary executives and hierarchy. Make managers more accountable and responsible. Hire leaders from outside the industry to foster an environment of growth.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Needs some work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses and benefits

    Cons

    CEO throws temper tantrums. A lot of dis-function in the Senior and Executive Management area. Great folks in the individual contributor and most of the first level management area.


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