Itron Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
85 Reviews
2.5
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Philip Mezey
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work / life balance and the ability to work in different fields (in 5 reviews)

  • Itron benefited greatly from the government stimulating the utility companies to investing the Smart-Grid technologies (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • India (Energy) business being deliberately killed (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Big dreams, poor reality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Itron is a multinational company, with a lot of knowledge and experience. It has a very long history in the metering business and in supplying the connected business solutions.

    Cons

    The current strategy is unclear, head count reduction can not be a long term strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a clear strategy and make everybody to follow it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun while it lasted-Roller Coaster every two years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Liberty Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Lake, WA

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people (peers) are great. When the times are good, the job is fun.

    Cons

    Every two years there is a layoff so they can "gracefully" eliminate people. It is always called a "restructure". Executive management cannot lead by example, since they spend and tell everyone else to cutback. Ask them how many fly coach overseas on a company bought ticket...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want you wan to do when you grow up. Ask what Leroy would do! (Previous Chairman of Board)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Too Much Politics forcing competent people to Quit..... Leading towards a Downfall

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Sales in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good History, used to be a good Company in Actaris times.. Now nothing more that property of few Politicians

    Cons

    Poor Talent Retention, Lacking market Focus, Too much Politics.. India (Energy) business being deliberately killed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake-up , your Political Mid management is Looting the company and forcing Good people to leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 10 people found this helpful  

    Once great place to be - Now more and more depressing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great employees. Lots of talented people that I enjoy working with.

    Cons

    Very depressing:
    Summer 2012 - layoffs
    Early 2013 - wage freeze: No raises regardless of annual review results
    Fall 2013 - another round of layoffs
    Early 2014 - announced that the layoffs will continue and they haven't finalized the list.

    Good news is a fading memory at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale is suffering. I hear more and more dark humor about the state of our jobs and the company. I love what I do but I can no longer tell my friends that this is a good place to work. PLEASE do something to show that you care about the employees. Right now, it feels like we're being sacrificed to the shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Integrated, Tested and Repaired Power meter with Smart module integrated into them (cellular Phone modules).

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Integration Technician/RMA Technician  in  Flowood, MS
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Integration Technician/RMA Technician in Flowood, MS

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    At the time it was a company with large growth potential.

    Cons

    We were bought out by Itron Inc to discontinue our product that was there completion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was a lot of other product we had going for us besides the Smart Meter Module. Like the Grid Router and the DCX ((Direct Connect eXternal) box that could be connected to lots of product besides the power meter, like water meters gas meters etc...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Average

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant II
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant II

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -- Good work culture
    -- Well regarded in its industry

    Cons

    -- Very poor managers
    -- Very poor expense report policy
    -- High prevalence of insider culture. Only a few people get the plum assignments
    -- No support for innovative and critical thinking
    -- As a company missing the boat on the big analytics market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture. It might be a painful process to build better products but it will be worthwile

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    take this with a pinch of salt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Itron

    Pros

    Few have been lucky to be teamed up with good mentors and been rewarded for their efforts. This is good platform to familiarize with very good technology. Relatively lesser stress. Good place to start , provided you are ready to take it slow.

    Cons

    Terrible resource management, you assign tasks to a person by his skills not what's left over after everything else is taken by people who worked there forever.Hoarding knowledge is pretty popular..leaves one wondering if knowledge decreases when you share....! You need to be in so many good books for your efforts to be noticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust your employees for what they are.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Restructure, restructure, restructure, etc...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Itron

    Pros

    company has good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Company has been undergoing a restructuring for over 3 years, sales team under sells their product and networks, pm team does not understand concept of pm principles , advancement within is limited

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Laying off Good Employees!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere on the floor, poor performance in Human Resource deptartment, and upper management is more concerned about their bonuses than the well being of our family of employees. Load up on sales and production to meet quota's for end of year bonus, then all these lay offs?

    Cons

    The most recent layoff was based on tenure....so if you do a great job, you lose your job, because you haven't worked there longer than someone else who is just an average employer. Also, why not prevent lay offs by doing drug tests in the entire company. If there is nothing to hide, why won't they do that??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your middle management and focus on your family of employees.The business before Itron took over was a wonderful atmosphere.

    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch out for the politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Itron

    Pros

    Flexibilty to deal with family needs

    Cons

    Too many incompetent political cronies in management. Lots of playing favorites with promotions and opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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