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"Good company if you get & can keep the right Boss"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Itron full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

When profits/revenues were good...bonus and profit sharing was nice. HQ and Raleigh office are comfortable. Business processes usually organized. Most people are friendly, professional, and talented. Products work and relatively few product issues. Communication from management is above average but not perfect.

I was Project Manager for nearly 5 years, and had the best boss I have ever worked in my 20yr career.

Cons

I did the same job for over 4 years and my boss changed 3 times. First 2 were great and the last was a "Dud".

Not all, but some managers could care less about an employee's work/life balance and the unique values an employee can provide the company.

Travel can be extreme. Doing the same job, I went from 10% for the first 18 months to 100% when I left.

Employees are expected to the bank. Itron's travel policy (when I worked there) required the employee pay for all the travel expenses from personal funds and then submit expense accounts for reimbursement. If I missed an expense, it was out of my pocket. My expenses exceeded $50k/ yr.

Incentives/bonuses for project mangers became more complex and virtually unobtainable. I quite trying.

I was laid off (by the Dud boss) because I would not accept a project that required travel 100%, 2 time zones away for almost a year. My boss did absolutely nothing to help me find a job within company as well. I felt as if I was "just sucked in" and later "spit out." Itron did provide a minimal severance package only after some negotiation.

There is a high turnover rate of project managers and sale executives.

Advice to Management

Take care of your staff and they will take care of your company.

Other Employee Reviews for Itron

  1. Helpful (1)

    "OK company wish management understood systems and software."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard problems and fast moving.

    Cons

    The company as a whole does not think like a software solutions company, however it wants to be one.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Itron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Lots of friends. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to the "troops". Too many politics for a comfortable work place.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to more than the Sales staff.

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