Idaho Power

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Excellent company, an Electrical Utility open to innovations and treating it's employees with respect.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technician in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Technician in Boise, ID

I have been working at Idaho Power

Pros

This is the only Electrical Utility in the State of Idaho.
The Company pays decent salary and provide pretty good benefits package, including pension plan.
Family-like atmosphere.
This is NOT a Union shop, so no class warfair between Administration/Management and lower level employees.
It is possible to get a promotion if you really want it.
Very competitive - everybody is proud to be a member of a team, so for the most part everything is done fast.
The Company provides GREAT training.

Cons

Hardly any, but the benefits could be a bit more competitive as compared to the leaders of the Industry, that have Union run operation (though IMO - unions promote mediocrity, class warfair and stagnation)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good job!

Recommends
Approves of CEO

14 Other Employee Reviews for Idaho Power (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Full of politcs and bullying- you never know how you are going to be treated from one day to the next.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Idaho Power

    Pros

    Compensation is above average
    Pension plan
    Subsidized downtown parking

    Cons

    Bullying is allowed
    Power is obtained by owning and not sharing information
    Training opportunities are only allowed for department pets
    Time off for care of family is "allowed" but then held against you as not being committed to company
    Managers do not know how to lead
    Inconsistent feedback
    You are not given tools to do your job successfully
    Managers rely on "spies" (this told to me directly from my supervisor) to get feedback on your daily activities and perfomance
    Leaders have inappropriate relationships with subordinates (taking vacations together,etc)
    Completing projects on time is more important than completing projects successfully

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the obvious...high turnover in a department (8 out of 13 in 3 years) means that something is wrong with the leadership. Have realistic expectations of your employees and put your money where your mouth is when you say "Family is First".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I worked at Idaho Power

    Pros

    Stable, Knowledgable employees, Thoughtful leaders.

    Cons

    Somewhat traditional and male dominated.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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