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Corporate culture based on utilities
Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Rensselaer, NYMay 13, 2016
The New York ISO is filled with dedicated professionals striving to maintain the reliability of the electrical grid while operating competitive wholesale markets to balance the best price for ratepayers of the state with the best price for generators of electricity. It grew out of the NYS Power Pool, a joint venture of 8 competing, vertically-integrated, publicly-regulated utility companies, and has embedded the "stovepipe mentality" of its roots deeply within its corporate culture. It has recently brought in a new set of executives who are attempting to introduce open, honest communications both between layers of management and between departments; this has proven to be a long, hard slog with very modest successes to-date. The NYISO has a huge collection of policies and procedures, and yet it still mostly operates in an ad-hoc manner where who you know is the strongest indicator of success. Its management team seems to be fascinated with selecting tools to address business problems. The NYISO has excellent benefits, incredibly important work goals, and fair-to-good base compensation. Its culture is a very good fit for individuals who stay calm under high pressure, who are able to leave the stress of work behind when they leave the office, and who can accept missed deadlines (both their own and of their coworkers) with aplomb.
Pros
Incredibly important work, Extremely good retirement benefits, Very good health insurance, Good bonus, In-demand technologies (Java; JBoss; Oracle; Gradle; Git; AJAX; REST; JavaScript), Many opportunities to develop a management career, New executive team who are attempting to shake up the complacent culture
Cons
Hierarchical control structures, Lack of technical career track (but they're working on it), Poor channels for communications, People-driven processes, Management fascination for tool-based solutions to business problems, Strong adherence to previous ways of doing things, Organizational Capability Maturity Model is mostly Level 1 but it thinks it's Level 2 or 3
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Job security, no room for advancement
NERC Certified System Operator (Current Employee) –  East GreenbushMay 15, 2014
Nice benefits when I initially started, but slowly they are getting worse.
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Great place to work
New York Independent System Operator (Former Employee) –  Schenectady, NYJanuary 17, 2014
An IT professionals dream concerning the latest and greatest in new Server software and infrastructure tools to work with, Excellent company for education, they love to send employees to school , Great salary and the majority of the people were nice to work with
Pros
Great Salary and Health Benefits
Cons
Security tends to be excessive sometimes
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Great Company
QA Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Rensselaer, NYMay 6, 2013
NYISO has a lot of projects that can be automated. During this phase an individual can learn a lot of scripting/programming languages. The Management understands and supports automation the way they should. A Bright future for all those who choose automation as their career path and and decide to work for NYISO.
Pros
Salary and Benefits are very good.
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