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Idaho Power Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "employee review"

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    Former Employee - Station Tech in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Station Tech in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, safety, lots of advancement oppertunities, respected by other utilities, generous compensation package.

    Cons

    wait time for grievence process to long. out of touch upper management.

    Advice to Management

    see above


  2. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company pays fair wages and treats its employees well.

    Cons

    The company can move slowly in some areas.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Idaho Power (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They believe in personal development at all levels. They have their share of politics like every other company but they do care about the employees more than any other company I've worked for. The work experience depends on a persons manager, but for the most part it's a great company to work for. It was a very positive experience for me and I had a lot of opportunities given to me.

    Cons

    Not many cons for me. It really depends on your manager but it's actually a progressive company with well thought out business processes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on personal development because it is what makes Idaho Power a great company to work for and a cohesive company.


  4. "lineman"

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    Current Employee - Lineman in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Lineman in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to live and work

    Cons

    under staffed too much over time


  5. "Mechanical Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great people to work with. They encourage cross training so you get exposed to different departments in the company.

    Cons

    Not a thing comes to mind. I am only filling this section out because it requires a 20 word minimum.


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Normal hours, convenient locations, benefits, retirement, advancement within the company, and longevity.

    Cons

    It's not necessarily a bad thing, but a lot of changes in the last ten years. Some good, others trial and error. There really isn't anything to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. "Just a great place to go every day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time

    Pros

    People are great. Culture is inclusive and encourages communication and growth

    Cons

    Heavily regulated, so a lot of paperwork and extra effort to get things done without putting company at risk

    Advice to Management

    Management is awesome and very accessible. They put their employees and the community first, so just keep that up

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed review of Idaho Power"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boise, ID
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    The company is unfriendly to the environment, killing salmon to generate power.
    The company is extremely bureaucratic and slow to do anything. It is as bad as working for a governmental agency.
    The company has far too many employees who are just waiting to retire and are not doing any work.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of supervisors and middle level managers by at least 20%.
    Eliminate the pension plan and replace it with an improved 401K plan.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stay in touch with the troops and don't give them the feeling that they aren't worthy of you."

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    Former Employee - Energy Services Representative in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Energy Services Representative in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Considering the state of Idaho, Idaho Power is one of the best employers with great benefits. They touch most of southern Idaho so there are a number of locations to work at. The have several sides - electricity supply and generation so there are a number of areas to either start in and/or move to. Has the feel of a large family work environment.

    Cons

    Many of the positions are internal and you work in a cubicle. Good pay for Idaho, but not a lot of upside potential. Like anywhere, there are a few supervisors that don't know as much as they should about what their employees really do and challenges they really face. A lot of advancements based on who you know and who you hang with.

    Advice to Management

    More advancements based on proven work skills and/or background rather than being part of the club.


  10. "Great company."

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

    Pros

    Stable, Knowledgable employees, Thoughtful leaders.

    Cons

    Somewhat traditional and male dominated.


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