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New York ISO Reviews

Updated April 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Excellent and comprehensive benefits package" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, decent cafeteria,good entertainment, nice looking building" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company goals set by the board of directors at the beginning of the year drive all business decisions during the year" (in 2 reviews)

  • "There are not many down sides to the NYISO" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "I truly enjoy working for the NYISO It’s an awesome organization."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Stakeholder Services Representative in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Stakeholder Services Representative in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for the NYISO for 18 years.
    The NYISO environment has provided me the opportunity for growth, leadership and family.
    The teamwork that I experience day in and day out across the NYISO is absolutely incredible.
    You never feel like you are alone. I can go to work with a smile on my face knowing that I am going to be fulfilled by the challenges that the NYISO brings each day.

    Cons

    There are not many down sides to the NYISO. We are compensated well. People for the most part are very respectful to each other. Our CEO Brad Jones cares about who we are and how we think. That is a good combination for success here at the NYISO.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working with the employees and let our voices be heard. Little changes can go a long ways.


  2. "Was better - now slipping back to the way it was before"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in East Greenbush, NY
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in East Greenbush, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has good benefits and employee perks like fitness days and an onsite gym. Some departments are run very well while others are only mediocre.

    Cons

    Things aren't the same since the CEO, who everyone liked a lot, was let go. There isn't a lot of vision in IT right now.

    Advice to Management

    Improve senior leadership.

  3. "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York ISO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package is great and many friendly people.

    Cons

    Antiquated processes and technologies. Lack of diversity in leadership/executive team.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity. Don’t only promote the white folks to senior ranks. Of the various places I’ve worked in the industry this is the least diverse.


  4. "Great culture, rigid processes"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are smart and generally responsive, dead weight isn't allowed to hang around forever, projects generally deploy on time, salaries are good and transparent via a posted grading system, and bonuses are great

    Cons

    Project timelines are much longer than you'd ever expect them to be, and processes here throughout a project life cycle are very rigid. Decisions need to be approved by practically everyone involved or even adjacent to the project, and you'll need to get used to doing things solely because the culture dictates they need to be done, rather than because they are useful to a project.

    Advice to Management

    Consider paring down superfluous processes and checkpoints, streamline decision-making processes, and revitalize meeting culture. Not everyone needs to be invited to every meeting, nor involved in every decision--people's time costs money.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing group of people dedicated to powering the state of New York

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, Smaller community of people, smart people, interesting work if doing energy projects, nice building

    Cons

    Micromanaged, old school thinking on many topics, results driven at any cost, easy to burn out

    Advice to Management

    Talk to each other, work together, get on the same page, some undermanage some micromanage


  7. "MY review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time

    Pros

    Great team work atmosphere, compensation is above average

    Cons

    They are light years behing in company paid time off

  8. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for new work

    Cons

    Tough for advancement in IT


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Lead Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - IT Lead Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The NYISO family is an amazing group of talented and caring people. Generous of time and spirit, my colleagues invest in each other. Supervisors truly support their teams. People go out of their way to be helpful. The work is both fascinating and meaningful. The diversity of skills and individuals creates an atmosphere that encourages continuous growth.

    Cons

    Every company can do better. NYISO really strives to be the best. We are very fortunate to have an amazing CEO who sets both vision and tone in the organization, and a CIO who sets the standards for IT. To be responsible for so much, with such a relatively small staff, tells a great story.

    New York ISO Response

    Jun 29, 2018 – Manager, Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thanks for taking the time to provide your input. Much appreciated!


  10. "Creative and Supportive Atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Market Design Specialist in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Market Design Specialist in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York ISO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promote from within, great benefits package, intelligent and positive employees

    Cons

    Long time to ramp up for new employees due to niche type of industry and lack of qualified professionals in the area