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Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "employee review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "lineman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Mechanical Engineer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed review of Idaho Power"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company, an Electrical Utility open to innovations and treating it's employees with respect."

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

    Pros

    This is the only Electrical Utility in the State of Idaho.
    The Company pays decent salary and provide pretty good benefits package, including pension plan.
    Family-like atmosphere.
    This is NOT a Union shop, so no class warfair between Administration/Management and lower level employees.
    It is possible to get a promotion if you really want it.
    Very competitive - everybody is proud to be a member of a team, so for the most part everything is done fast.
    The Company provides GREAT training.

    Cons

    Hardly any, but the benefits could be a bit more competitive as compared to the leaders of the Industry, that have Union run operation (though IMO - unions promote mediocrity, class warfair and stagnation)

    Advice to Management

    Good job!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Traditional Corporate Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security
    Competitive Salary for the Boise area
    Ethical Leadership

    Cons

    So traditional, sometimes not up with the times.
    Touts as work/life balanced, but that is only in some areas.
    Depending on what part of the company you are in, you could be held to a much higher standard than everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Cut HR some slack. Continual cutbacks cause employees to feel less valued. Being told you are valuable only goes so far. Being treated as valuable is something different.


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