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Intermountain Electric Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Excellent company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people, benefits, potential for professional growth & development, the work is challenging and the business is growing.

    Cons

    The company could use more office space.


  2. "Circling the drain"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits package in the industry. Some good, quality people in middle management

    Cons

    IME has a seriously alarming outlook. There seems to be major issues with the way the company approaches large projects, issues that likely start with the fact that the president of the company is an accountant, not an electrician. This means planning is bad, strategy is bad and execution is bad. IME is the type of company that fails to perform, blames everyone else, does a round of firings and ends up in court with every GC they do work with. It's not a sustainable business model and unfortunately one that in all likelihood will end with them closing their doors sooner than later.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pointing the fingers elsewhere and start having honest conversations about your abilities as a company. Stop masquerading as a multi-million dollar project electrical contractor when time and again the proof has bore out that you cant execute those projects. Stop lying to your people about how healthy the company is when the only reason you have any profit to speak of is because of claims. Nothing you are doing is revolutionary, nothing is something that your competitors aren't doing, nothing you do gives you a competitive advantage over your competitors. Clients are choosing your competitors over you despite you being cheaper because IME's reputation around the industry is so poor.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management refuses to fix issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and many of the people are talented and good people.

    Cons

    President is never around. He doesn't involve himself in anything but budgetary matters at all levels, even unnecessary items. He steps in when there are major issues but is so disconnected that he's stuck making decisions off of other people's opinions or spoken conversation. The company has become a revolving door because of this. He makes decisions to switch gears or start initiatives and never stays involved or pays attention what it takes to achieve his request. By the time staff have executed his requests he's already moved on or changed his mind.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new President. The president does not like leadership from the electrical industry because he wants innovation but he's so uninvolved no one knows what he wants.


  4. "No Clear Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time

    Pros

    Has one of the best reputations in this region in the construction industry.

    Cons

    Does not come even close to living up to that reputation. Constant change, constant turmoil. Employees always on edge, unsure of direction and/or their role in it. The employee turnover rivals the retail and restaurant industries. "Open Door Policy" is a joke.


  5. "Leadership has created a culture where everyone is a replaceable"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intermountain Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The one Pro to working at IME at this time is a the very nice benefits package inclusive of a 401k plan

    Cons

    IME is in a constant state of change trying to find an identity.
    Leadership does not invest in their employees.
    IME's work environment does not provide a positive atmosphere were employees can thrive.
    Communication between departments, managers and employees is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people for the jobs and support them.


  6. "Good company, cares about progressive improvment"

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

    Pros

    The company has made large strides in the past few years and has a great road-map ahead. There is excellent opportunity for a person to grow with this company. It's a great culture and a good group of people at IME. The benefit package is outstanding and everyone goes home on the weekends and at a reasonable hour each day, we are not expected to take work home.

    Cons

    Growing is a process and as with any growing team and comes a need to adapt to those changes.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees as much as possible at all levels, so that all teams feel a part of the exciting things to come.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Life at IME"

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    Current Employee - Productivity Coordinator/Training Coordinator in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Productivity Coordinator/Training Coordinator in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intermountain Electric (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent hours, good benefits, most of your coworkers are good.

    Cons

    Management is spotty at best, they want everything yesterday.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Less Chiefs, more Indians"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Biggest issue- People are understaffed and overworked. There is too much of an investment in the top- which doesn't translate to the people at the bottom doing the work. Make sure that no one works 12 hour days. That should be your mantra. Almost no opportunities for growth- except for a few select people. Even after I left, I still talk with employees about this same issue. It has not changed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop finding outside people who you overpay to supervise- and instead help staff the people that are working so hard and invest in them to move up. People work on their days off , on weekends and when they are sick. 12 hour days are a regular thing. This is sad to me. People are your best resource. Start investing in the worker bees first. Take action on the yearly reviews and work with people to move up the ladder. Work to keep the people who put their blood, sweat and tears in to the place, because they are burning out and moving on and it makes it harder for everyone else.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "MEH"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intermountain Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    100% health coverage.
    Willing to use the newest programs and looking at improving through trying new options.
    Very friendly.
    Whatever you need to get the job done, it's there if you need it.

    Cons

    That being said, whatever you need to do your job, you may get it, BUT it will take a bit of action on your part to get what you need.
    There is a serious lack of follow through from the top down, a lot of flakey stuff happening.
    If person A is to get this, that , and so on upon getting hired, persons B,C and D should likewise get the exact same.
    I.T. is a serious hindrance.. Excuses, no answers, never around when needed... Either over worked and under paid or just doesn't like his job....

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those that actually do the work. You might learn a thing or two....


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Company needs to be revamped from the top down"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BIM/VDC Revit MEP Detailer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - BIM/VDC Revit MEP Detailer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid for the insurance for you and your family and there was always work to be done..

    Cons

    Lack of concern for the employee or explanation of what they are to be doing and maintaining a clearly defined role. An expectation of more but are extremely cheap on training, equipment, and salary expecting to get experience for a novice price.
    Lack of overall experience of using Revit MEP and/or other programs that are being used for BIM. Lack of experienced people being put in charge who did not have the qualifications or the experience or in some cases the knowledge to do the job.
    There was the expectation that you would give time by coming in early and leaving late with out being paid if you wanted to advance or get a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually know what they are doing and don't just stick bodies into a hole hoping that they will somehow manage to straighten the ship and stop the leak. You are making a claim that you are redefining the way BIM and Fabrication are used in construction yet you can't substantiate your claim and deliver.

    When an employee calls/emails to talk to you after you have said you have an open door, follow through don't just brush them off and then tell them you will call, that is something you expect a teenager to do to a date not for a CEO to do to an employee after stating on a company wide conference call that he wants to hear from anybody and everybody about problems.


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