Iteris
2.6 of 5 10 reviews
www.iteris.com Santa Ana, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Iteris Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014

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20% Approve of the CEO

Iteris CEO, President, Assistant Secretary, and Director Abbas Mohaddes

Abbas Mohaddes

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Top-Down Management, CEO Micromanages

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFellow employees are great at all locations, for the most part enjoyable working with knowledgeable staff (except VPs, who are numerous and not held to same standards as rest of employees). Staff has strong technical engineering abilities.

    ConsCEO and VPs do not follow same "rules" as rest of company and everyone knows it. Wages and bonuses are not consistent, little room for advancement unless you are a male engineer. Several "dinosaurs" who do not produce work yet are highly paid because they are CEO "pets". CEO micromanages all work and does not engage with any employees other than a few in California. If conflict arises, VPs and CEO avoid or hide it rather than addressing the issues and moving on. Employees feel disenfranchised and disengaged due to lack of respect and communications from CEO and his team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO needs to go away. New vision is needed, beyond just accumulating cash. Better incentives for retaining employees other than counter-offering salaries AFTER employee decides to leave. Layoffs in recent years have reduced staff to skeleton size and it shows in project management and lack of on-time, quality deliverables. This is NOT the way to run a decent company, get a clue.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent firm but could do better

    Transportation Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Ana, CA

    ProsGreat people (engineering and support staff). Extremely friendly and helpful. Decent work.

    ConsNo proper training to the junior staff in Project Management. Everything has to be self-driven, nothing from the top management. Extreme micro-management. This makes a lot of staff feel very uncomfortable. Super tight budgeted projects, no proper visioning. Salaries are ok, but there are no bonuses at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease involve the junior and mid level staff in some decision making. Have proper training tools for project management. Involve the staff in more team building and community related activities. Lastly, but the main point - please stop micro managing your staff. This will literally take the company down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's ok but not great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood co-workers. Good work life balance.

    ConsThere tends to be too much micromanagement from the top down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big management and salary problem

    (Current Employee)
    Grand Forks, ND

    ProsWork/life balance is good.
    As long as the work gets done, hours are pretty flexible.
    There are some good benefits (i.e. computer purchase assistance, tuition assistance)

    ConsSalary is not at all competitive. Iteris wants as much work as it can squeeze out of its workers for as little pay as they can possibly give. For this reason, keeping actual talent and experience is a big problem; especially in the Grand Forks office. Iteris likes to brag about all the cash it has in reserve during its quarterly reports so it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
    Communication among Iteris management is miserable. Left hand never knows what the right hand is doing.
    A lot of employees have "Vice President" in their title which makes company organization appear incredibly cluttered, inefficient and lazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary of workers (not management or one of your many Vice Presidents) needs vast improvement. Stop trying to meddle in everything; especially the things that already work well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a job not a career.

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Pros-Benefits Package is Competitive
    -Salary is almost competitive

    Cons-Promotions are difficult
    -Raises are difficult
    -Praise for good work is lacking
    -Middle Management is poor

    Advice to Senior Management-They lack a connection with the employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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