Itron

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Itron Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2014
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3.0 73 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

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Philip Mezey

(20 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work / life balance and the ability to work in different fields (in 5 reviews)

  • Itron benefited greatly from the government stimulating the utility companies to investing the Smart-Grid technologies (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • India (Energy) business being deliberately killed (in 4 reviews)

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Lost Cause

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Spokane, WA

    ProsVery friendly, warm people. My supervisor is great.

    ConsBig pay inequities, poor company performance means little to no annual bonus or merit payout. No career plan. No coaching or mentoring. There would not be time anyway, since you are to busy doing your current job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt takes the whole company to be a successfully one, not just a select few.

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

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    Large Corporate company losing site of their employee morale and happiness to make stockholders richer.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, Benefits - though slowly declining.
    Some flexibility offered, some telecommuting though not consistent with this offering even within the same teams.

    ConsHas fully taken on the DO MORE WITH LESS mentality. Just because revenue was inflated 1-2 years from GOV funding, we shouldn't act like a starving company with our 2+billion in revenue.

    Lose employees though they never replace. Just give people more work load. Management doesn't fight for their teams or get job duties out of their department that belong somewhere else. Sometimes feels like mid management is just fluffing their stats to look good to upper mgmt.

    Lost 1 personal holiday this year - No accrued sick leave program, no performance raises or delayed - why strive for high marks on annual review with no benefit?

    Little communication or leadership from management.

    No team building activities or morale boosting events.

    Way too many jobs duties assigned to each employee to ever be able to do efficient and effectively. Constant feeling of failure because you can never keep up, even for the best employees. You just know mgmt wants you to work 60+ hours per week.

    NO Training department. Customers have little or no way to get training on products. Major Itron Gap where customers pay price. (This could bring in a lot of revenue.)

    Training for new employees is horrible. Felt like I was dropped in the middle of the ocean for the first year to just "figure out how to get to shore."

    Work here if you want to sit in a corporate cubicle (your bubble) with no fun, excitement, or coworker morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting people to mgmt just because they have been here for 20 years, many of them should NEVER be in that position. Find leaders, not managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big dreams, poor reality

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsItron is a multinational company, with a lot of knowledge and experience. It has a very long history in the metering business and in supplying the connected business solutions.

    ConsThe current strategy is unclear, head count reduction can not be a long term strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a clear strategy and make everybody to follow it.

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

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    Fun while it lasted-Roller Coaster every two years.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Liberty Lake, WA

    ProsThe people (peers) are great. When the times are good, the job is fun.

    ConsEvery two years there is a layoff so they can "gracefully" eliminate people. It is always called a "restructure". Executive management cannot lead by example, since they spend and tell everyone else to cutback. Ask them how many fly coach overseas on a company bought ticket...

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what you want you wan to do when you grow up. Ask what Leroy would do! (Previous Chairman of Board)

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

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    Too Much Politics forcing competent people to Quit..... Leading towards a Downfall

    Sales (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsGood History, used to be a good Company in Actaris times.. Now nothing more that property of few Politicians

    ConsPoor Talent Retention, Lacking market Focus, Too much Politics.. India (Energy) business being deliberately killed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake-up , your Political Mid management is Looting the company and forcing Good people to leave

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

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    Once great place to be - Now more and more depressing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat employees. Lots of talented people that I enjoy working with.

    ConsVery depressing:
    Summer 2012 - layoffs
    Early 2013 - wage freeze: No raises regardless of annual review results
    Fall 2013 - another round of layoffs
    Early 2014 - announced that the layoffs will continue and they haven't finalized the list.

    Good news is a fading memory at this point.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMorale is suffering. I hear more and more dark humor about the state of our jobs and the company. I love what I do but I can no longer tell my friends that this is a good place to work. PLEASE do something to show that you care about the employees. Right now, it feels like we're being sacrificed to the shareholders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Integrated, Tested and Repaired Power meter with Smart module integrated into them (cellular Phone modules).

    Machine Operator/Integration Technician/RMA Technician (Former Employee) Flowood, MS

    ProsAt the time it was a company with large growth potential.

    ConsWe were bought out by Itron Inc to discontinue our product that was there completion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere was a lot of other product we had going for us besides the Smart Meter Module. Like the Grid Router and the DCX ((Direct Connect eXternal) box that could be connected to lots of product besides the power meter, like water meters gas meters etc...

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

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    Average

    Technical Consultant II (Former Employee)

    Pros-- Good work culture
    -- Well regarded in its industry

    Cons-- Very poor managers
    -- Very poor expense report policy
    -- High prevalence of insider culture. Only a few people get the plum assignments
    -- No support for innovative and critical thinking
    -- As a company missing the boat on the big analytics market

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the culture. It might be a painful process to build better products but it will be worthwile

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

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    take this with a pinch of salt

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFew have been lucky to be teamed up with good mentors and been rewarded for their efforts. This is good platform to familiarize with very good technology. Relatively lesser stress. Good place to start , provided you are ready to take it slow.

    ConsTerrible resource management, you assign tasks to a person by his skills not what's left over after everything else is taken by people who worked there forever.Hoarding knowledge is pretty popular..leaves one wondering if knowledge decreases when you share....! You need to be in so many good books for your efforts to be noticed

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to trust your employees for what they are.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Restructure, restructure, restructure, etc...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscompany has good pay and benefits

    ConsCompany has been undergoing a restructuring for over 3 years, sales team under sells their product and networks, pm team does not understand concept of pm principles , advancement within is limited

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

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