Idaho Power

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Idaho Power Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Station Tech  in  Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Station Tech in Boise, ID

    I worked at Idaho Power

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see above

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Traditional Corporate Environment

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Job Security
    Competitive Salary for the Boise area
    Ethical Leadership

    Cons

    So 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 ManagementAdvice

    Cut 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Great company.

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Energy Services Representative  in  Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Energy Services Representative in Boise, ID

    I worked at Idaho Power

    Pros

    Considering 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.

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    More advancements based on proven work skills and/or background rather than being part of the club.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed review of Idaho Power

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Idaho Power

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - IT Leader  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Leader in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Corporate Headquarters  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Corporate Headquarters in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    Not a great place to work and progress if you already have lots of experience and highly educated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize experienced, educated people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Idaho Power is a great employeer

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Idaho Power

    Pros

    Time off, great salary, and commitment to family

    Cons

    Politics are overwhelming and impedes real communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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