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a wonderful place to get regular paycheck and do something else you like

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Current Employee - RD Manager in West Union, SC
Current Employee - RD Manager in West Union, SC

I have been working at Itron full-time

Pros

no real work to do at all , no pressure, everyone can work as an engineer or manager even if you know nothing. noboady cares what you do , so you have plenty of time shopping on ebay, trading stocks or watching youtube. You basically get paid for doing nothing and having your own fun in you cubicle...that's amazing...

Cons

ridiculously low pay, huge lay offs now and then, if you r not good at kissing the right ass, you dead..
management people are related and all family members, husband promotes his wife, wife promotes her brother, the brother hires his wife... good engineers and hard workers are disposal and treated like trash by them and get laid off easily.
one star is tooooooooooo much for this company...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

how come you don't hire your mom and dad, that's unfair, if your brother can be the manager, your parents could be the CEO!!!

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Itron - San Mateo - needs improvement for software management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Itron full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Itron is a gas, electric, water metering company moving into new cellular smart grid metering solutions. Itron stock investment for the long term (not short term) is improving as they are expected to have several years of increased business as utilities invest in cellular products that Itron parent company and its Cellular Solutions (San Mateo) now sell since its recent acquisition of Smartsynch cellular. Embedded cellular design and development is where the action and growth is inside Itron, there is demand for embedded engineers. I joined into a lower level position from an enterprise architect position from a former large company with the hope to work on cellular solutions and move into embedded solutions. Embedded cellular design and programming is a strong area opportunity with Itron Cellular Solutions (San Mateo). Management in non-software engineering are very good and the executive staff has a genuine leadership style.

    Cons

    Itron Cellular Solutions (San Mateo) is not the best place to work if you're interested in leading edge software development for Java engineers or Java architects; as the company already has heavy software investment in .NET energy management solutions that are mature energy components. Job ads may identify Java architects, but since I have 10+ years in architecture they failed to ask my skills in Java architecture, it appears to be just a label. The singular leading edge cellular software component the company has is handled by a very very small team and unlikely to add resources as system integration with the parent company has swallowed up those opportunities. Recent new engineering management has joined which has recently brought in issues such as micro management, lack of facilitative leadership, poor communication feedback loops, no pair programming resulting in poor team work execution, lack of real trust between management and software engineers, lack of appreciation. Some people are treated especially well if from Sonim Technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Imperative to instill effective professional two-way communication and team work, instill pair programming to spread the knowledge of core systems; instill solid facilitative leadership in technical areas to ensure effective team communication; instill best practices to reduce the recent 30% software engineer resignation; eradicate micro management practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the best places to work in Liberty Lake

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Programmer in Liberty Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Programmer in Liberty Lake, WA

    I have been working at Itron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large on-site gym, sand volleyball and basketball in parking lot, friendly and appealing work environment, casual attire.
    Business is strong and steady.
    3 weeks vacation after 2 years.

    Cons

    Since it's in a small town the salary isn't as competitive.
    Sometimes the pace of change is quite slow considering the fact that meters don't change a whole lot.
    Self-improvement isn't rewarded. The rate of progression in the company is set in stone, so working extra hard doesn't pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit sharing is excellent, but would be even better if it wasn't paid out on such a sliding scale. I would be great if everyone got the same amount, instead of getting a percentage of your salary. Upper management seems a bit greedy on things like this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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