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Idaho Power Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2019

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Darrel T. Anderson
22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

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

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

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time for 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.

    Idaho Power2015-11-16
  2. Helpful (3)

    "supply chain"

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

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time for 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

    Idaho Power2015-10-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service representative"

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

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The wage and bonuses are generous. Very competitive salaries. Enjoyed the work.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to employees. You don't feel heard by management here. Turned into a typical call center job. They don't handle poor performance very well. It's run like a union without union benefits.

    Idaho Power2015-08-24
  4. "IPC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good employees with long tenures

    Cons

    Hard to see career path at times

    Idaho Power2015-08-17
  5. "Planning Engineer"

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

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Participation in Regional forums. Company invests in its infrastructure = a lot of planning work. Quality employees and teamwork. Good morale.

    Cons

    Exec Management appears to have different goals and objectives at times. Communication to rank-and-file could be better.

    Idaho Power2015-02-17
  6. Helpful (14)

    "If you just want a job and not a career..."

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Idaho Power

    Pros

    - Stability for most positions - Great work life balance and working hours - Compensation is close to market for many positions - Many great and talented people who are enjoyable to work with

    Cons

    - The same great and talented people are being psychologically beat to a pulp by incompetent managers - Always being treated like a 10 year old - Micro management at every level - HR is feared and has too much power - Limited career opportunities unless you say "yes" to everything - Company does not value skill and education

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to the games your middle managers are playing with HR and people's careers. Some of your best and brightest people are being chased out of the company while the trouble makers remain and perpetuate their games. It's easy to keep the lights on today, but what happens when your stakeholders change and your business environment changes? You're going to need those skilled people you chased away.

    Idaho Power2015-01-19
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Zero loyalty or integrity for hourly employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good work/home life balance. Safe work environment/conditions.

    Cons

    No matter how many times you relocate for the company, it goes unappreciated. No matter how many years you work for the company, you are easily laid off. Sometimes multiple times. Being an internal applicant, means nothing to IPCO. No camaraderie. HR Dept. will not hesitate to cut your throat or simply avoid direct questions, leaving you to just wonder. HR Dept. will also make the determination for you, as to whether...

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    Advice to Management

    Genuinely do things like your supposed 'business optimization" and stop wining and dining interns. Actually listen to your employees instead of stroking your egos with saying you want to listen but really you're rolling your eyes. Have some loyalty for the little worker bees that give you their lives and only want a job in return.

    Idaho Power2015-01-07
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Idaho Power"

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

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time for 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.

    Idaho Power2015-01-09
  9. Helpful (7)

    "IT Manager"

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

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time for 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....

    Idaho Power2014-06-13
  10. Helpful (9)

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

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    Current Employee - Corporate Headquarters in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time for 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...

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    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.

    Idaho Power2014-02-21
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