MISO Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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MISO President and CEO John R. Bear
John R. Bear
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, good pay - but not worth the work environment(in 14 reviews)

  • "Interesting and challenging work, good pay(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "If you don't join MISO as a manager, you are unlikely to become one unless you are young and assertive(in 15 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good work, great people

      May 1, 2021 - Attorney in Carmel, IN
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      Pros

      Strong vision from leadership, highly skilled workforce, and many complex problems to solve.

      Cons

      While no shortage of interesting projects, updward career growth may be limited by competitive workforce.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great employee care, limited advancement opportunities

      Jan 11, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      While MISO management has frowned upon working from home over the years, it was gratifying to see how quickly they embraced it in 2020 when the pandemic made it an issue of employee safety. In fact, MISO took steps very early in the pandemic to protect its employees and keep us informed, providing us with help in setting up home offices, keeping us informed about safety measures and the latest news with frequent all-hands meetings, and showing a genuine concern for the health and safety of us all. MISO also has a generous benefits package and maintains an on-site health clinic for employees that saves us both time and money.

      Cons

      The management style has improved over the last year, but the predominant management style over the last decade is outdated, with a significant number of managers still preferring a classroom setup where they can keep an eye on their staff at all times. If you don't join MISO as a manager, you are unlikely to become one unless you are young and assertive. In fact, in some areas there is a tendency to promote people who throw their colleagues under the bus. Fortunately, such people, once promoted, don't tend to last long in management positions unless they change their ways, and MISO has been improving their management training program, which can smooth out the rough edges.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      More work needed on diversity in leadership

      Apr 11, 2021 - Executive 
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      Pros

      Great benefits, challenging work, and diversity in non-leadership positions

      Cons

      The company as a whole looks great on paper for diversity. When you start looking at race and gender composition, the company is not in line with the population of the country and not in line with other utilities. Need more women and people of color in executive leadership-only four men and one woman are POCs out of 1000 employees is dismal and failure on the Board to hold leadership accountable for maintaining a sterile, outdated, 1950s company. The lack of diversity Is also reflective in senior and middle level management - sparse number of women and people of color.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      employee size gives you autonomy

      Cons

      can be stressful, needs more process, silo culture

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Very good

      Apr 20, 2021 - Senior Modeling Engineer in Carmel, IN
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      Pros

      excellent team, great environment, challenging projects

      Cons

      Too many meetings and too many discussions

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good pay, bad conditions

      Apr 21, 2021 - Analyst II in Sevilla
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      Pros

      Salary and paid time off

      Cons

      High stress with low recognition

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      MISO is doing it right!

      Mar 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Focused on doing the job right. Not focused on politics or personal agendas. Great teamwork. Great work/life balance and focus on employee health!

      Cons

      Access to software tools takes longer than it should.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Life and work balance

      Mar 24, 2021 - Advisor in Sevilla
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      Pros

      Good life and work balance; good compensation relative to the industry standard

      Cons

      No clear path of career opportunities

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Forward looking - good company

      Feb 25, 2021 - Manager in Barcelona
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      Pros

      A talented and diverse team that works on challenging and evolving work in the energy industry. Excellent adaptability towards COVID and remote work. Listens to the science and takes care of employees. The benefits are above average in terms of HSA/on site clinic. The building has modern amenities, but it is flex seating and uncomfortable. The company has come a long way in terms of remote work and technology. The company is always looking forward and trying to stay ahead of a rapidly moving industry. Locations are generally desirable places to live.

      Cons

      MISO is always looking to move forward and to do so fast, so it feels like chaos. You will set goals for a year or two out but never meet them because we re-org, shuffle, and chase new goals about twice in that period. Lateral opportunities are great, upwards not so much. Dissent is not always welcome, and pointing out flaws in the plan will land you on the sideline. The teams are very compartmentalized and have unique cultures within. Some teams are fantastic, and others are better to avoid. The turnover is much higher in certain areas of the company. The company has also committed significant resources to Diversity & Inclusion efforts. The inclusion and monthly talks have been mostly good, but they are also being delivered with awkwardly bad sessions involving white privilege matrixes and speakers who cast Republicans as racist. The board, leadership team, and manager level at the company are very diverse in terms of race and gender, but we seem to have ambiguous quotas established. If you don’t check a box, you will be at a competitive disadvantage for internal opportunities, and that is not denied by HR.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company culture and mission!

      Feb 24, 2021 - Electrical Engineer in Madrid
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      Pros

      Non-profit with a vision to be the most reliable, value creating RTO. MISO provides their employees with a lot of support and interesting challenges to work on.

      Cons

      Not as flexible with work from home

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