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  1. "Incompetence Runs Deep -"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits if you can stand the politics

    Cons

    Very incompetent management , Good ol' boy system. Got to be in the buddy group. But most of all very incompetent management. Practice finding false reasons to move people out. Good they have a lock on the electricity customer market but the day is coming that customers will choose where to buy electricity and say bye-bye to IPC!!

    Advice to Management

    Instead of finding false reasons to move good people out the door, move your incompetent managers out. Don't stick people into management just because of gender.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Employer of Choice? HaHa!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people who can still remember good ol' times, support of work life balance and professional development. Tenured folks who are optimists.

    Cons

    Misguided corporate initiatives, miopic and micromanaging senior management. Directors who do not have the backgrounds needed to lead in roles with inflated titles. Promoting lean business has burned out some of the brightest, best and hardworking people at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people and create more doers vs. overseers, appoint a system to make HR a safe place, remove any corporate services from HR. HR is corrupt, promotes inbreeding and has placed the least qualified people at the helm of their own organization.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Has a bad rep for a reason."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Puts food on the table.
    Seeing other reviews with high ratings makes me wish I could stuff my head in the sand too.
    But...

    Cons

    HR is an absolute joke in the role they play for the company. If you're looking to apply or interview, don't instill trust in HR and be ready to be jerked around. The company hands an embarrassing amount of power to HR, who is very blind to real work that takes place.
    There are a lot of big ego's, empty promises/commitments, lies to the public, and generally a lack of integrity. If you're looking to become a term/temp employee; it will most likely not turn into a permanent position regardless of good work or sacrifices you make for the company.
    The company is extremely fat in the regard of wasted time and resources. More effort is taken to talk about being lean but literally nothing truly done. Spend $100K to save $1.
    Their seemingly good stewardship to the public and environment is not because they want to, it is because they are mandated to by the federal government.
    I won't dog on them anymore...

    Advice to Management

    It is absolutely pointless to give advice to management, I have been trying for years in every level/role I have had during my time with the company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT is spelled H-E-L-L at this company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay; good benefits, one of the last places to have a pension plan besides a 401 K.

    Cons

    retarded "Leading at all Levels" """CULTURE""" that is only in effect IF they are using it against you!; IT is managed by ex HR people who don't get it.

    Advice to Management

    replace your IT top people!


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Idaho Power"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional
    Former Employee - IT Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits, most departments are great to work for.

    Cons

    The IT department has a very young management base. Management requires employees to put work above their own lives and families. Salary employees required to work 50 plus hours weekly. Top down management style that takes little or no account for employee opinions and suggestions. They still use a Bi annually employee review system that concentrates on the negative with little or know reward for the outstanding employees.

    Advice to Management

    Re structure the entire management tree.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Full of politcs and bullying- you never know how you are going to be treated from one day to the next."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is above average
    Pension plan
    Subsidized downtown parking

    Cons

    Bullying is allowed
    Power is obtained by owning and not sharing information
    Training opportunities are only allowed for department pets
    Time off for care of family is "allowed" but then held against you as not being committed to company
    Managers do not know how to lead
    Inconsistent feedback
    You are not given tools to do your job successfully
    Managers rely on "spies" (this told to me directly from my supervisor) to get feedback on your daily activities and perfomance
    Leaders have inappropriate relationships with subordinates (taking vacations together,etc)
    Completing projects on time is more important than completing projects successfully

    Advice to Management

    Look at the obvious...high turnover in a department (8 out of 13 in 3 years) means that something is wrong with the leadership. Have realistic expectations of your employees and put your money where your mouth is when you say "Family is First".


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