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Idaho Power Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, pension and 401K, competitive salary, opportunities for personal development and cross training, high job security, big emphasis on safety, and a great internship program

    Cons

    Experience is highly dependent on your manager and it's very much a top down micromanage approach. Historically people rather than process based, so it is incredibly frustrating when you're new because everyone does things their own way and you just have to know who to talk to. Extremely difficult if you don't fit into the typical mold. Progress is paralyzed because all decisions come from the top and everyone is in full cya mode. Longstanding toxic relationships result in silows, poor communication and general frustration and confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people to make decisions while providing clear direction. Compensation should be based on performance rather than time and grade.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "supply chain"

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    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary are fair and competitive

    Cons

    Not opportunity to promote. Management supervising areas with no practical experience, micro manage, do not utilize talent within group. Have taken away staff ability to make business decisions....again micro manage. No management support

    Advice to Management

    Support your people

  3. Helpful (7)

    "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Leader in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Leader in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are amazing. The company reflects values of Boise and work life balance is great!

    Cons

    Very conservative approach to technology. Risk adverse utility, so the pace can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate! A lot of employees have great ideas listen with an open mind and take a chance on some of them....


  4. "ok"

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    Former Intern - Human Resources in Nampa, ID
    Former Intern - Human Resources in Nampa, ID

    I worked at Idaho Power as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, reasonable work hours

    Cons

    short suspense's, training and expectations


  5. Helpful (7)

    "IPC is starting to become a "CYA" company. Does not value innovation."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Headquarters in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Corporate Headquarters in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. Benefits are okay. The top three executives are smart, genuine, authentic, transparent individuals. I'll go as far to say they are great leaders.

    Cons

    I think the great leaders are being "played" by HR. HR creates the political environment and can't be trusted. Too much finger pointing and not enough transparency. Some managers rely on "spies" to get feedback about their employees. The same managers listen against their employees and frustrate them to leave.

    Job descriptions get "dumbed down" to allow "favorites" to qualify for a promotion.

    High performers are penalized by carrying to load of non-performers.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate incompetent middle managers and recognize the "Super Stars" middle management is holding back. Teach the difference between leadership and management to your current "leaders". Pay attention to HR motives. Ask yourself why inexperienced "new hires" in a department with tenured employees are providing "Strategic Direction" instead of the tenured employees from the same team.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Its just a job, I have worked at worse places though"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    Not a great place to work and progress if you already have lots of experience and highly educated

    Advice to Management

    Recognize experienced, educated people


  7. "Idaho Power is a great employeer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, great salary, and commitment to family

    Cons

    Politics are overwhelming and impedes real communication

    Advice to Management

    Streamline

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a great company

    Cons

    There are some very poor leaders.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "IT is treated differently than the rest of the company."

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented and hardworking employees. Generous retirement with pension and 401k. Good pay for the Valley, great pay outside of it. A good amount of time off earned.

    Cons

    Myopic management. The vaunted work/life balance of Idaho Power is a myth in IT unless you're a manager. Work culture is about CYA. Nothing is approved by management unless there is a fall guy in place. Vacation can and has been cancelled. Management is growing, the actual amount of people doing the work is shrinking.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to do the job right. Get rid of underperforming employees, less management and red tape.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Nice work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly place, nice people, I enjoy for the most part.

    Cons

    Too many cliques. Not enough career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what your people are really doing. Too many managers were promoted without having the necessary skills for their positions.


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