Itron Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Itron President & CEO Philip Mezey
Philip Mezey
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Pros
  • Good work / life balance and the ability to work in different fields (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are friendly and excellent at their jobs (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management in itron are all 60 y (in 8 reviews)

  • In my opinion, the only successful department is software development, IT, and cyber security (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Poor business model and weak management

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Itron full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Itron offers a decent paycheck and a clean working environment

    Cons

    Itron has the worst business model among all companies I worked for. Your colleagues (read competitors) review your performance at the end of the year and managers have zero knowledge of the work. Colleagues have to give you a poor review to be safe from a possible layoff and layoffs happen a lot. To make their strategy more effective, some employees have formed support groups and they give "outsiders" a poor performance review and sometimes even annoy them to leave on their own. So you see some long tenure employees and newcomers dont last long.

    Advice to Management

    You already perfectly know what is wrong and you are not willing to fix it.


  2. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Itron full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Friendly People

    Cons

    Needs a better training process.


  3. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Itron

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Diversified business; international opportunities, freedom to manage projects

    Cons

    Big company that struggles with managing outside of the "small company" paradigm.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Keep Looking

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck but not a place to make a career unless you are in the clique.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional environment. Incompetent management. If you have a job already, keep it and keep looking. If you don't have a job, then take it but still keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    They don't want my advice and will not want yours either.


  6. Decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Itron

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people with smart people

    Cons

    Headquartered in Spokane, hard to fly in and out


  7. Helpful (2)

    Get your foot wet then move on to better things

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in West Union, SC
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in West Union, SC

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Some colleagues who become your friends is because they genuinely care about your well being.

    Cons

    Upper management are for themselves. They will withhold information from you and let you finger out on your own. Instead of telling you in plain English. There are people who are snobs. They think they are better than you they can't look at you in the eye to say good morning.

    Advice to Management

    Karma. Do to others as you want them to do unto you. Don't pretend you know it all when you don't. Be honest with your employees. Training is crucial and that's what Itron is missing. They leave new employees out on their own to finger out how and what their job description is.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Itron

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC

    I have been working at Itron full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Itron has great benefits, very clean, and provides a nice atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Poor management, double standards, limited opportunity for advancement, employees don't feel appreciated, don't seem to value education as the hourly workers make as much if not more than some salaries employees with degrees. Poor supervision (spend more time walking around, on their phones, and sitting outside socializing than they do working)

    Advice to Management

    Management needs a complete overhaul on the factory level, specifically in supervision.


  9. Helpful (3)

    You will not have a life.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has good benefits and the vacation policy is really good on how quick you can increase your weeks off. Its a clean environment to work and they keep the temperature comfortable in summer and winter. Pay is really good but, see below.

    Cons

    You are either working your life away on overtime or at the least little hiccup in orders wondering who will get terminated and if you do slip by, you will then have your butt worked off having the job duties of those that are gone added to your duties. Your manager will add his annual goals to yours instead of doing his own and you having your own? Makes no sense. If you get a manager that will respond to your emails, treat you with respect, and help make your job more efficient then you should thank your lucky stars .

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is cut out to be a leader. Have your middle management reviewed by their subordinates each year which will allow upper managers to see who needs work on their people skills. Lead by example is a good one to live by. Have meetings in all groups within a focus factory (not just some)and asked those what is needed from them to make your job easier which in turn makes the company more money by all being more efficient. Just because its the way its always been done does not make it the best way. You hire smart people but will not listen or even try to listen. Ask and listen then as the Nike commercial says " Just Do It".


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in West Union, SC
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in West Union, SC

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great first job. You can learn a lot. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Salary. Lack of professionalism & communication at times. Promotions/Annual Merit increases.


  11. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Itron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've enjoyed my tenure working at Itron. Most of people I interface with are dedicated to the success of the company and are great to work with.

    Cons

    Not too many cons. Mostly it can be a very fast paced require some overtime hours to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training of applications to those who need to support Itron specific applications.



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