Itron
3.1 of 5 60 reviews
www.itron.com Liberty Lake, WA 5000+ Employees

Itron Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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3.1 60 reviews

                             

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Philip Mezey

(12 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good people, but a little provincial for a tech company. Need to improve strategic decision making

Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Spokane, WA

I worked at Itron full-time for more than a year

ProsUpbeat, positive culture. Expect a lot of people but try to take care of them.

ConsToo provincial for company trying to be global.
Need to improve strategic decision making processes, at executive and junior executive levels.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Spokane, WA

I have been working at Itron full-time

ProsDecent paycheck, interesting industry, and the people are mostly nice.

ConsPolitics are extreme, you must be part of the in-crowd to get promoted. Not much of a career path unless you are willing to travel up to 75% of the time. Training is rare. It feels like the company is poised for either a takeover or big layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell us what's going on, even when the news isn't great. The gossip throughout Itron is constant and demoralizing.

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

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Big corporation, little care of its people

Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Itron full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe benefits are not bad. Depending on the position you may have a good compensation.

ConsManagement has no vision. All they know is how to reduce every available benefit from year to year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Average

Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Liberty Lake, WA

I worked at Itron as a contractor for more than a year

ProsPleasant work environment.
Very friendly people.

ConsLuck of direction and support

Advice to Senior ManagementStrategic focus

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Itron lacked training classes that were necessary

Undisclosed (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Itron full-time for less than a year

ProsTeam of very friendly people

ConsTraining skills from professional to day to day were really lacking.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry job sharing as a beginning for training

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

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Used to be great, now struggling

Senior Technical Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Itron full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPleasant work environment, great people, little politics.
Comparatively large number of enthusiastic employees with initiative in lower ranks.
Promotion policies are good up to middle management.

ConsCompany is currently undergoing crisis for a lack of strategic focus. Trying to "me-too" with competitors instead of assembling talent to tackle Smart Grid proactively.

Senior management is mostly male and white, tired, lacks original thinking, indecisive, depressing for troops. Does not "get" software, Seems more focused on satisfying stock analysts by laying off low-level staff than sticking to a strategy.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean out dead wood at HQ. Promote younger, more female managers into senior management, or hire an outsider or two.

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

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Good company, poor management

Technical Consultant II (Former Employee)
Liberty Lake, WA

I worked at Itron full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFantastic people to work with, company wants to help make an impact on the future.

ConsPoor management, HR that is not willing to clean house of their managers/directors despite many formal complaints. Not willing to pay employees what the market says they should.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on better managers and employee retention

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

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Very Good

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
West Union, SC

I have been working at Itron full-time for less than a year

ProsGood work culture with prospects of progress and chance of applying your knowledge to the practical applications. Overall very good company

ConsLow Salary and slow pace of development with lot of product redundancies and lack of technical know how to work in fast pace environment. Poor customer support

Advice to Senior ManagementPay some more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK company wish management understood systems and software.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Itron full-time for more than 8 years

ProsHard problems and fast moving.

ConsThe company as a whole does not think like a software solutions company, however it wants to be one.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's ok.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Liberty Lake, WA

I have been working at Itron full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood people to work with. Lots of friends. Flexible work hours.

ConsManagement doesn't listen to the "troops". Too many politics for a comfortable work place.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to more than the Sales staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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