Pros: interesting industry
Cons: poor management, low opportunity for advancement
The energy industry is fascinating, and you can work here for 20 years and still learn something new every day about the many aspects of what MISO does. Unfortunately, management at all levels of the company is generally poor. Departments are silos, and certain departments are constantly involved in power struggles to show their worth so that their jobs don't get eliminated. The overall structure of the IT areas of the company, where I work, is ill-conceived and leads to nothing but frustration and poor quality of work. On the plus side, if you can isolate yourself from the politics and the reorgs that happen every year or two and just focus on your work, you can be content. It just depends on your individual manager (a rare few are decent) and the people you work with regularly. Someone wrote a review here referencing a "low-stress environment." I have no idea what department that person works in, but in 4 years I have not seen any "low-stress environments" at MISO. Compliance with regulations is a constant stressor. If you're looking for low stress, MISO is definitely not for you.