MISO Employee Reviews

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Analyst (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INMay 29, 2018
Great work/life balance and benefits. MISO is management heavy. The hardest part about working at MISO is there are little advancement opportunities available to current employees.
Pros
Work/life balance
Cons
Management top heavy
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Good company
Production support Database administrator (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INApril 7, 2018
Miso is a good company to work. The work culture and environment is friendly. I was always encouraged to try new ideas and process improvements. I had a great time working for Miso.
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Good work with great people
Referee (Former Employee) –  Honolulu, HIApril 4, 2018
I enjoyed how well I could fit in with the people. They treated me like their own. Hours are up to your own preference. I learned about hard work ad dedication.
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A steaming mess
IT Specialist (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INMarch 19, 2018
MISO is a place in chaos. Draconian management. HR a la "Catbert". Antiquated processes with no desire to change them. Horrible IT systems and support. Tasks that should be eliminated go on forever. Compliance framework is made more difficult than it needs to be by overzealous compliance managers. Silos that do not talk. Departments that overlap and compete. Strategy? What strategy? Don't need no stinkin' strategy. Unwilling to address managers with total lack of interpersonal skills. Hires unqualified people to be executives because they know the CEO. Hires other managers with questionable qualifications because they know someone at a high level. It's the old boy network on steroids. Treat contractors like dirt. Refuses to deal with complaints about toxic managers, then blames you for causing problems. Run away and forget about this place.
Pros
lots of free food
Cons
culture sucks
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Midcontinent Independent System Operator (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INNovember 19, 2017
The time that I spent in this particular role was training focused and the manager gave me immense flexibility and essentially told me to train at my own pace, which is really good. I became NERC certified in 4 weeks, and was on a Real-Time desk within a couple of months.
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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INJuly 27, 2017
The IT division suffers from fiefdoms and managers that are perfect examples of the 'peter principle' at work. The company has an outdated technology stack from 2006 and is slow to adapt to change. Changes are planned over a 2-3 year period, but the budget is re-evaluated every quarter, changing priorities and canceling projects. Enthusiasm for new changes is sparse with most people doing the minimum possible expecting their project to be canceled. Management promotes friends to positions that are not advertised as open. Thinking outside the box is heretical and will be a career killer. Mediocrity and conformity are the words of the day. An example of how employees are treated: PMs were told that the market is saturated and given pay grade decreases by their manager.
Pros
Benefits are good. Workpace is slow.
Cons
The CIO is out of touch, morale is poor. Large dependence on outside contractors.
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Diverse Team Collaboration
SOFTWARE QA TESTER (Current Employee) –  IndianaJuly 15, 2017
Great people. Kind, friendly and well educated/experienced. Flexible hours and strong work life balance practices. Team collaboration is promoted and practiced.
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I worked as a student volunteer
UX INTERACTION DESIGN VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INJuly 14, 2017
Attended few meetings within MISO. They are renovating everything to welcome more youngsters in their team. Highly professionally organized work environment. Secured facility
Pros
Free pantry all the time)
Cons
nothing much
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Sr. Analyst (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INMay 12, 2017
MISO and Midcontinent ISO are the same company. It is a great place to work. Employees enjoy an open work environment, and a leadership team that strives to be open and hones with its employees.
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Awful place to work
District Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 19, 2017
Unorganized company to say the least, low pay, long hours. No holidays off, no lunch or any type of break for that matter. Owner is a bigot and is a leech.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Good Opportunities but a lot of infighting
Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INJanuary 19, 2017
Started w/ a good team, loved my work and my manager. Learned new skills.
But then got moved to different department. Infighting among managers makes it difficult b/c you have to be aware of alliances. No direction or guidance on new team. No idea of expectations or goals. Work was unsteady and volunteering for projects was not widely accepted as helpful.
HR department is the worst.
Indecision and lack of initiative for improvement makes it difficult to imagine staying.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Infighting
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Can be a fun place but compliance concerns continue to overrule work/life balance
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INDecember 11, 2016
IT Management can not stay stable as IT Compliance scares talented resources away. Quality resources wait for bonus then chase the next job offer away from MISO
Pros
Valuable mission
Cons
Fear of next downsize or compliance failure
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4.0
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Good Workplace/Smart People
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INNovember 13, 2016
IT department is improving with new leadership. Good future and interesting industry. They have been slow to adopt new technologies but that seems to be changing
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Limited advancement opportunities
Senior Trainer (Former Employee) –  Carmel, INNovember 8, 2016
Great location for family oriented community. However, there are not many opportunities for advancement and MISO is still entrenched in the "good ole' boy" system. If you don't know the right people, you will not get a promotion.
Pros
good benefits, reasonable work/life balance
Cons
moderate salary at the staff level
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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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4.0
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An efficiency driven organization for power engineers with interest in coding
Transmission Expansion Planning, MISO (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAAugust 23, 2015
Fun working place for those who want to be more than just power engineers. It is the google of power industry , ideas be it big or small are heard and if they are good then one is given the freedom to work on them and implement them in existing system.
Pros
Great management and compensation benefits
Cons
Documentation is not well organized
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5.0
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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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3.0
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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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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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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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