Itron Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Itron President & CEO Philip Mezey
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Pros
  • Good work / life balance and the ability to work in different fields (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are friendly and excellent at their jobs (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management in itron are all 60 y (in 8 reviews)

  • In my opinion, the only successful department is software development, IT, and cyber security (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Itron full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Enjoyable work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Questionable leadership. No clear direction or long term goals.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and communicate clear direction. "We all have to do better" is not clear direction.


  2. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Friendly People

    Cons

    Needs a better training process.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Itron

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Itron full-time

    Pros

    Itron has great benefits, very clean, and provides a nice atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Poor management, double standards, limited opportunity for advancement, employees don't feel appreciated, don't seem to value education as the hourly workers make as much if not more than some salaries employees with degrees. Poor supervision (spend more time walking around, on their phones, and sitting outside socializing than they do working)

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a complete overhaul on the factory level, specifically in supervision.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Get your foot wet then move on to better things

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in West Union, SC
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in West Union, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Some colleagues who become your friends is because they genuinely care about your well being.

    Cons

    Upper management are for themselves. They will withhold information from you and let you finger out on your own. Instead of telling you in plain English. There are people who are snobs. They think they are better than you they can't look at you in the eye to say good morning.

    Advice to Management

    Karma. Do to others as you want them to do unto you. Don't pretend you know it all when you don't. Be honest with your employees. Training is crucial and that's what Itron is missing. They leave new employees out on their own to finger out how and what their job description is.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good Job

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in West Union, SC
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in West Union, SC
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great first job. You can learn a lot. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Salary. Lack of professionalism & communication at times. Promotions/Annual Merit increases.


  7. Laborer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Itron part-time

    Pros

    they tell you exactly what to do, it is very structured coworkers are enjoyable, company organizes intramural sports teams

    Cons

    you're working on an assembly line and it can get repetitive. When you're running behind it can be stressful trying to keep up with the demand

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees for advice on how to improve the logistics of the operations.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Worked for company 12+ years. Good old days are gone...

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Office culture is laid-back, slow paced, and allows a flexible schedule. Telecommuting is available in most cases depending on the direct supervisor. A lot of employees have been there for more than 10 years

    Cons

    Compensation is below average for the position with very little perks. Morale is very low due to continued lay-offs for the past 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like the bigger contracts for Smart Meters and AMI projects are no longer out there. Perhaps the company can reinvent itself, and/or expand product line.


  9. Helpful (2)

    A technology company to be concerned about

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations and Procurement in West Union, SC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations and Procurement in West Union, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Itron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people and working atmosphere. Excellent benefits package. Excellent technology in the utilities sector. Global organization.

    Cons

    Advancement is arbitrary and subjective. Organization is overly top heavy with executive management and current management seems to lack a consistent vision and direction by their actions. Various organizational units are compartmentalized with a top down approach which increases bureaucracy and flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Develop autonomous business units with all necessary resources to get the job done. Let them sink or swim on their own merits rather than creating a mass upheaval of the entire organization when action must be taken. Unlike G.E. or other large corporations, Itron would be unable to divest of entire business units due to the nature of their structure.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Industry Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Itron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The industry is exciting to be part of.

    Cons

    Employees not appreciated by management..


  11. Good solid employer, but increasingly under cost-cutting pressure

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Liberty Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Liberty Lake, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global footprint makes for interesting atmosphere, international operational management, strong investment in R&D, bigger locations like HQ have plenty of employee activities

    Cons

    commoditizing of certain products leads to pressure on margins, restructuring plans 2 years in row, with office and factory closings, older sites have heavy past (Schlumberger days)



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