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"Average"

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Former Employee - Technical Consultant II
Former Employee - Technical Consultant II
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Itron full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Itron

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Itron is a great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant
    Former Employee - Business Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented and Intelligent group of people who work well together.
    Great employee benefits program
    Great software product
    Utilization rate for employees is great.

    Cons

    Poor expense policy
    Median pay as compared to other large companies

    Advice to Management

    Review expense policy as turning in receipts for every single expense is time consuming and not the best use of time for busy consultants.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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