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Iteris Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
14 Reviews
2.6
14 Reviews
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Iteris CEO, President, Assistant Secretary, and Director Abbas Mohaddes
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  1.  

    It's exciting to be a part of a growing company and industry. Iteris has helped me grow in my career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Iteris

    Pros

    My accomplishments are acknowledged. I'm given more opportunities to grow as the company grows. Employees are GREAT to work with - team dynamic. Company goals are communicated effectively.

    Cons

    Cut back on holiday time in December was a huge disappointment and a benefit that we have participated in for years. Its seems there is a disconnect between Sr. Management and our CEO at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO should connect with employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work, great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Forks, ND

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

    Pros

    The people at Iteris are great to work with, and the weather and traffic problems are interesting. I like the freedom to innovate in solving problems and the ability to influence the direction of projects. As an open source shop I enjoy the dev environment.

    Cons

    Corporate sometimes gets in the way too much, and some of the corp. IT systems like time cards are too old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of market salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Iteris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management understanding on individual bases. Project and assignment generally interesting. Fellow workers usually helpful.

    Cons

    Work load varies too often. Requirement changes too frequent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrange more inter departmental communication. Add on specific bonus plan and increase employee birthday gift card from $5 to $10.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place

    Former Employee - Assistant Transportation Planner in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Transportation Planner in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Iteris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are good to work with

    Cons

    Low Pay, hard to get promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need Bonus

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Image Processing Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Image Processing Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Image Processing Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Iteris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Get to work on pure vision problems.
    2. Freedom to create own algorithms
    3. Very good manager who is understanding

    Cons

    1. Bonus and salary is not comparable to similar companies.
    2. Average age of employees is high. If you are hoping to find a vibrant and enthusiastic environment, you are going to be disappointed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Meh!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Grand Forks, ND

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are good to be around. Casual environment and very flexible.

    Cons

    CEO has the tendency to let go about 5% of the force every year. Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and pay them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are motivated more by charging hours than creating value

    Cons

    Micromanagement at EVERY level
    Too many VPs
    Risk averse
    Weekly timesheets
    Accounting gets company stock delisted
    Bad 401k choices
    PTO reduction
    Raise freezes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of trust! Lack of communication! Lack of direction! Lack of Collaboration!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Iteris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly to work with. They want the best for the company and have the desire to work in a team. Unfortunately, the desire and ability to do so gets clogged by senior management. Great technical projects... expertise is cutting edge, particularly in weather and ITS. Smart, smart people! Too bad the CEO and general culture doesn't encourage collaboration...

    Cons

    Good luck making any changes... they have done things the same way and don't intend to listen or accept new ideas. If you are not a senior employee, you have no clout, regardless of your efforts. Senior management seems to be appreciated while younger staff rarely receives a pat on the back and are not included in conversation or meetings that influence project direction and scope. CEO doesn't trust anyone to make their own decisions... he has to be involved in EVERYTHING... this lack of trust extends to everyone in the organization. There's a lack of mentorship - to be mentored and to provide it to others. The culture doesn't emphasize team work or success in its people. Its a job, not a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get younger staff involved! Work on training, teamwork and mentorship. Acknowledge people with more than just "associate of the quarter" which just causes smirking among peers. Hire a new CEO with a positive direction and PASSION for people and success in others. Who knows where this company could go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top-Down Management, CEO Micromanages

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Iteris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great at all locations, for the most part enjoyable working with knowledgeable staff (except VPs, who are numerous and not held to same standards as rest of employees). Staff has strong technical engineering abilities.

    Cons

    CEO and VPs do not follow same "rules" as rest of company and everyone knows it. Wages and bonuses are not consistent, little room for advancement unless you are a male engineer. Several "dinosaurs" who do not produce work yet are highly paid because they are CEO "pets". CEO micromanages all work and does not engage with any employees other than a few in California. If conflict arises, VPs and CEO avoid or hide it rather than addressing the issues and moving on. Employees feel disenfranchised and disengaged due to lack of respect and communications from CEO and his team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs to go away. New vision is needed, beyond just accumulating cash. Better incentives for retaining employees other than counter-offering salaries AFTER employee decides to leave. Layoffs in recent years have reduced staff to skeleton size and it shows in project management and lack of on-time, quality deliverables. This is NOT the way to run a decent company, get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent firm but could do better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Iteris full-time

    Pros

    Great people (engineering and support staff). Extremely friendly and helpful. Decent work.

    Cons

    No proper training to the junior staff in Project Management. Everything has to be self-driven, nothing from the top management. Extreme micro-management. This makes a lot of staff feel very uncomfortable. Super tight budgeted projects, no proper visioning. Salaries are ok, but there are no bonuses at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please involve the junior and mid level staff in some decision making. Have proper training tools for project management. Involve the staff in more team building and community related activities. Lastly, but the main point - please stop micro managing your staff. This will literally take the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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