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Idaho Power Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
Idaho Power – Boise – “Electrical Substaion”

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3.3 14 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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J. LaMont Keen

(11 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Station Tech (Former Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsTraining, safety, lots of advancement oppertunities, respected by other utilities, generous compensation package.

    Conswait time for grievence process to long. out of touch upper management.

    Advice to Senior Managementsee above

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Traditional Corporate Environment

    Human Resources (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsJob Security
    Competitive Salary for the Boise area
    Ethical Leadership

    ConsSo traditional, sometimes not up with the times.
    Touts as work/life balanced, but that is only in some areas.
    Depending on what part of the company you are in, you could be held to a much higher standard than everyone else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut HR some slack. Continual cutbacks cause employees to feel less valued. Being told you are valuable only goes so far. Being treated as valuable is something different.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Technician (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsThis 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.

    ConsHardly 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 Senior ManagementGood job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsStable, Knowledgable employees, Thoughtful leaders.

    ConsSomewhat traditional and male dominated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay in touch with the troops and don't give them the feeling that they aren't worthy of you.

    Energy Services Representative (Former Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsConsidering the state of Idaho, Idaho Power is one of the best employers with great benefits. They touch most of southern Idaho so there are a number of locations to work at. The have several sides - electricity supply and generation so there are a number of areas to either start in and/or move to. Has the feel of a large family work environment.

    ConsMany of the positions are internal and you work in a cubicle. Good pay for Idaho, but not a lot of upside potential. Like anywhere, there are a few supervisors that don't know as much as they should about what their employees really do and challenges they really face. A lot of advancements based on who you know and who you hang with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore advancements based on proven work skills and/or background rather than being part of the club.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed review of Idaho Power

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsThe company has great benefits and the people are great to work with.

    ConsThe company is unfriendly to the environment, killing salmon to generate power.
    The company is extremely bureaucratic and slow to do anything. It is as bad as working for a governmental agency.
    The company has far too many employees who are just waiting to retire and are not doing any work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the number of supervisors and middle level managers by at least 20%.
    Eliminate the pension plan and replace it with an improved 401K plan.

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    IT Leader (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsPeople are amazing. The company reflects values of Boise and work life balance is great!

    ConsVery conservative approach to technology. Risk adverse utility, so the pace can be frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate! A lot of employees have great ideas listen with an open mind and take a chance on some of them....

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

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    IPC is starting to become a "CYA" company. Does not value innovation.

    Corporate Headquarters (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsThe pay is good. Benefits are okay. The top three executives are smart, genuine, authentic, transparent individuals. I'll go as far to say they are great leaders.

    ConsI think the great leaders are being "played" by HR. HR creates the political environment and can't be trusted. Too much finger pointing and not enough transparency. Some managers rely on "spies" to get feedback about their employees. The same managers listen against their employees and frustrate them to leave.

    Job descriptions get "dumbed down" to allow "favorites" to qualify for a promotion.

    High performers are penalized by carrying to load of non-performers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate incompetent middle managers and recognize the "Super Stars" middle management is holding back. Teach the difference between leadership and management to your current "leaders". Pay attention to HR motives. Ask yourself why inexperienced "new hires" in a department with tenured employees are providing "Strategic Direction" instead of the tenured employees from the same team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its just a job, I have worked at worse places though

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsWork Life balance is good

    ConsNot a great place to work and progress if you already have lots of experience and highly educated

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize experienced, educated people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Idaho Power is a great employeer

    Quality Engineer (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsTime off, great salary, and commitment to family

    ConsPolitics are overwhelming and impedes real communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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