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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 The company has an outdated technology stack from 2006 and is slow to adapt to change.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Military Information Support Operations Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Ft Bragg NCMarch 27, 2014
MISO was an outstanding job where I was able to engage people from all types from all countries.
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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!!!
Pros
None
Cons
location, management, HR department
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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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