MISO Employee Reviews in United States

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Productive and fun work env
Sr Automation Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INApril 24, 2016
Its a good company to work as contractor or as an full time employee. Best work location, good job duties, work life balance.
Pros
Will be more good as full time
Cons
Contractors are limited to access the work env and arms are tied
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Industry leading company an excellent place to work!
Transmission Expansion Planning Engineer (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNSeptember 5, 2012
The company treats its employees extremely well with great compensation, benefits, work/life balance, and flexibility. They are industry leaders and pride themselves on setting high standards and maintaining them.
Pros
free lunches, excellent compensation/benefits, great work/life balance
Cons
not a lot of vertical advancment
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Great Company to Work For
Midwest Independent System Operator (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INJanuary 1, 2015
I really liked this place, I highly recommend it to anyone.

Great pay, great benefits, great people.
Pros
building security
Cons
profit sharing tied to retirement account only
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Great Place to work
Intern (Current Employee) –  Eagan MnAugust 19, 2015
This is a great place to work. Everyone there will help you learn everything you need to know. It's a more relaxed place to work which allows for better communication.
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Chaotic and Horrible Place to Work
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INFebruary 20, 2014
I worked at MISO for a year and a half. My review is based off of my experience in the Legal Compliance Department. Your experience will be directly tied to your manager and my manager should not have been managing anyone, did not know how to manage and had no time management skills. And if you complain about the work enviroment or treatment, it gets ignored. The HR department is a joke. The money is decent, but if you can find another place to work where you may get a little more support from your HR department or your manager, do so! At my current employer who is in the same industry says that they get a lot of folks from MISO because many either leave or they end up getting fired for petty reasons. DO NOT WORK THERE!!!
Cons
location, management, hr department
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Still has start up mentality but slowly maturing its processes.
Sr. Director, Supply Management & Facilities (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INMarch 18, 2015
Plenty of stretch assignments to professional develop skill set in areas that are uncomfortable which helps leads to a better rounded individual.

This is a very meeting-centric organization as they are maturing processes for buy-in across the organization. A typical day may involve up to 4 - 6 hours of simply being in meetings.

A very intelligent workforce; we have many with advanced degrees and doctorate level degrees. Standards are very high and expectations are also set high across the board.

For the most part, everyone is friendly and works well with one another. There are plenty of social events to attend and build relationships.

Most enjoyable part of the job are the people. Co-workers are outstanding individuals.
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Feels like a government job
Risk Management Intern (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INMay 17, 2015
The atmosphere feels like a government job; where you are to do what is asked of and no more (and DEFINATELY no less). That being said I was merely an intern and a lot of what I saw of the politics was minimal.
Pros
Since the atmosphere is so regimented, it can work for you or against you
Cons
Since the atmosphere is so regimented, it can work for you or against you
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interesting industry, poor management
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INFebruary 23, 2013
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.
Pros
interesting industry
Cons
poor management, low opportunity for advancement
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Midcontinent Independent System Operator (Former Employee) –  Carmel INMay 3, 2015
Its a very challenging IT organization that manages "The Grid". It is filled with very intelligent employees. It struggles with employee development and management positioning.
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Senior IT Compliance Analyst
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INFebruary 5, 2014
Perform detailed assessments of compliance with NERC CIP Standards (CIP002-CIP009). Perform analysis of documentation provided by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), assessing the adequacy of evidence provided and preparing reports on compliance requirements for NERC, FERC, NAESB, SSAE 16 regulations and MISO business processes. Assist and guide requirement owners with compliance efforts focusing on NERC CIP standards and controls. Work with SMEs, gathering supporting documentation from and updating related databases so documentation can be retrieved for audit purposes. Assess adequacy of actions taken on prior remediation plans, facilitating and attending meetings, following up on Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs) and providing training to new employees and interns on proper handling and safeguarding of Critical Cyber Assets and related information.
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Energy Scheduler
Real Time Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INJanuary 6, 2014
Received, verified and scheduled energy transactions from North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) E-Tags and the Midwest ISO Physical Scheduling System ensuring representation of transmission and market services and operating limits. Interacted with market participants, market operations and reliability coordinators to resolve tagging issues. Received, verified and approved transmission service requests ensuring compliance with the tariff, accuracy with Available Flowgate Capacity (AFC) calculations and analyzed requests for implications on selling new service, both in real time and for the near-term future.
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treats you like dirt, poor executive management
Analyst (Former Employee) –  IndianapolisJanuary 20, 2013
I took a job there only to find out I was required to do more than what was expected and outlined on the job description. Although they pay well, you have to ask yourself is that really worth jeopardizing your health over? If you get to management there, watch out because if you don't fit the likes of whomever is in charge....
Pros
industry
Cons
required to work until you end up ill
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Not an equal opportunity employer
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INDecember 15, 2011
Pros
Nice Fitness center
Training opportunities if management in you department likes you
Social events like holiday party, summer picnic, and charity events
Free coffee and tea
Opportunities exist depending on where you work in the company

Cons
They are now on a budget trimming phase to cut and save costs.
I was the only woman in the department and one of few in the organization. I did not feel valued by my male counterparts or management. They did not respect my diverse or different way of thinking. Any diversity of thought or integrity of job was meet as challenging management.

There seems to be an ethnic separation of engineers by department. One or two departments has majority of foreign engineers, and then other departments have all white male engineers.

There are not very many if any African american or other diversity besides Asian engineers.

Advice to Senior Management
You need to improve on diversity in the company, especially on handling women. Women do not think like men and those who want change or to do their job with integrity are booted out because you think they are threatening your position. You need to listen, RESPECT, and value the skills and diversity of thought in women.
Pros
fitness center
Cons
lack of opportunity for women
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Poor management, not equal opportunity,
analyst (Former Employee) –  indianaJanuary 29, 2013
I used to work at MISO - all you are is a number with no meaning, the company does not care about work/life, they are there to get every drop of blood from your body. As long as you deliver and that can mean hurting people all the way to the top (where you are still a number) with no morals. You can't move out of MISO because they compensate you well, no other companies get near them but you are miserable the entire time you are there.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
always being watched
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Great company to work with in the energy industry
Manager, Forecast Engineering (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INDecember 10, 2012
MISO provides its own employees opportunities to grow professionally within the company. Great pay and benefit package.
Pros
job security
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Good place for new experience, but poor management
Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INDecember 6, 2012
I took this job to relocate back to my home city. I was excited to work for this company, but once I got here, I realized that it works in chaos. Not sure if it's just my area, but they promote people who don't know what they are doing and continue to keep them and protect them and get rid of those who are loyal.
Pros
industry
Cons
managment
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Great Place to work
Advisor (Tariff and Scheduling) (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INFebruary 4, 2014
Highly Dynamic Working environment. Stakeholder Management and Customer Relations.
Pros
continuous learning
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Productive and rewarding job
Commodity Chief (Former Employee) –  Fort Bragg, NCOctober 24, 2014
Typical day at work called for attending meetings and teleconferences. Reviewing documentation to ensure required capabilities were properly captured.
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IT Compliance Department
Midwest Independent System Operator (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INJuly 5, 2013
Responsibilities include performing analysis and preparing documentation on compliance requirements for NERC, FERC, NAESB, SSAE 16 regulations and MISO business processes.
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Great Culture
Business & Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INFebruary 4, 2013
Miso is a great place to work and grow. They provide many opportunities to develop your skill sets in a low stress environment.
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