Avista Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
5 Reviews
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Avista Chairman and CEO Scott L. Morris
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  1.  

    Although the company is excellent, I personally had a terrible experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    Pay is good especially for Spokane, most areas in the company are awesome to work for

    Cons

    I worked in the Human Resource Department and it was awful! They preach about employee engagement and teaching communication and are probably the examples of what they preach

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Friendly company, management is challenged

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    Current Employee - Energy Data Management Specialist  in  Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Energy Data Management Specialist in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Avista full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to do your work as you see fit, flexibility in your work and schedule

    Cons

    Management rarely knows what you are doing and how you do your job, training is great if only they practiced what they preach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is not the end all - don't be afraid to manage and quit trying to be everyone's friend. Don't expect your employees to manage for you.

    Recommends
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    Strategic Business

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    Former Employee - Strategic Business  in  Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Strategic Business in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Avista as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be dull if you don't like the cubicle or office job for 8 hours a day. Org structure is a bit scattered and hierarchical.

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  5.  

    Matrix Orginization

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Avista as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company with decent growth potential.

    Cons

    You can get lot in the matrix that makes up the organizational structure, lots of lateral opportunity with more responsibility with little compensation increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward performance and consider alternate forms of compensation

    Recommends
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  6.  

    The people I work with are wonderful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Avista

    Pros

    Integrity is key throughout the company.
    Improvements have been continual as far as processes and forward thinking goes.

    Cons

    More employee parking is needed at the main office site.
    I would suggest some generational education for the workplace be added. (3-4 generations of people working together, etc.)

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    I really think the current leadership at Avista is on the right track.
    Change is tough, but we have such great employees we can make it and succeed!

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