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Itron Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Company gets worse every year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Waseca, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Waseca, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean work environment as long as you stay away from the epoxy equipment. Great people besides management.

    Cons

    Management has no clear direction on anything. No bonuses. No profit sharing. Hard work will get you nowhere. No chance of moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees than your shareholders.

    Itron Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and we are sorry to hear about your experience. We encourage you to speak with your local management to provide specific details and help us ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good tech environment, Political, Nepotistic. New ideas are not welcome."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Position in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - R&D Position in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable Salaries and Reasonable Hours

    Cons

    Very political. Bullying is common. Priority given to avoiding liquidated damages over all other considerations.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor familial and friend relationships between upper management and staff. Upper management should not vacation or be best friends with subordinates or those they work closely with. Managers should not directly or indirectly manage family members.

    Itron Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and input. As our culture is adapting to meet our future strategy, we are working to understand local site practices and develop leadership ... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owenton, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owenton, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many anymore. The company used to take care of its people, but has shown a lack of consideration for production employees.

    Cons

    Lack of caring for production employees. Very unorganized when it comes to management, logistics, quality, and so much more.

    Itron Response

    Feb 13, 2017 – Director Global Talent Acquisition

    We encourage you to voice your concerns to your business line's HR leader. Itron has always made it a priority to treat employees fairly and with compassion. Thank you for your input.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guilford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guilford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Itron (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None not a good company

    Cons

    benefits are not good for a large company

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Very dirty management, very sneaky"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy traveling, it's a good company for that, but otherwise the pros aren't much. Not many pros, but anything they don't have to pay for is a pro, as they love to overcharge their clients.

    Cons

    Let's see, where do I start...
    1) Low ball on their offers, by over 20% of the market rate. Very little to no advancement, if you push them by saying you will quit, you might get a push but it's not worth it to beg for it - everyone in the company has a big mouth!!
    2) I was told I will only be traveling 50~70%, ended up at over 95% for the year and working weekends for no overtime or PTO exchange. I also was told that every 3 weeks of travel, you will be given a week to work remote, guess what - that didn't happen.. maybe every 3 months you might get a week remote (home). If you don't like seeing your family and friends except on weekends, then this job is right for you!
    3) Management doesn't think about talent, only focus is money, and how much they can use you before you run out of fuel. Talent is leaving, right an left due to the fact management is too wall Street driven.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees, stop only looking at numbers, because you aren't advancing in the industry due to loss of amazing talent due to your narrow minded approach to market.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Itron has a reputable name in the industry but competition has taken market share

    Cons

    This is the most hostile, abusive company that I have worked for. HR has no backbone to discipline high ranking "management directors" that have multiple "verbal abuse" cases in their HR file. Someday this company will be sued for millions and regret looking the other way and not protecting employees rights.

    Advice to Management

    Look up the word "Leadership"


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in West Union, SC
    Current Employee - Operator in West Union, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paycheck and good coworkers is only thing to look forward to. If you like waiting on your leaders and supervisors because they come in after the shift starts and don't even know what their workers are doing that day then this is a great environment.

    Cons

    Everything from HR to temp workers. Idiots hiring idiots. Management have no idea how to do any of the jobs they are managing. They are basically taking up space. Itron gives managment jobs to people who suck up or are basically tattle tails. They treat workers like elementary students. They hide behind buggies and walls to and I quote "bust people". They even tell you when you can use the restroom. If you're not in their click you don't get treated fairly. They hire family regardless of how stupid or lazy they are. If your family member or you are any kind of intelligent they feel threatened and will go to extremes to knock you down.

    Advice to Management

    Start evaluating everyone on knowledge and skills and stop being scared of your workers. Follow rules and policies for EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING not just the ones that fit your attitude towards someone or something.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "You DON"T want to work here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paycheck., free coffee and clueless management.

    Cons

    Incompetent management at all levels. ZERO training. No direction. You're suppose to guess what your boss wants. Company is going downhill fast, check out the financials. Since the big government giveaway was over, the market for utility meters has saturated and Itron has no advantage over the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Look for another job, you're going to need one soon.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Going down hill, and fast."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Liberty Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Liberty Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The fellow people that I get to work with. Relaxed environment, depending on manager, i.e. ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Pay is way below industry standard. No training. Advancement is difficult. Environment and morale slipping daily. Employees not valued. Little organization and planning in project that it's become a bit of a mess. CEO makes 90 times the average employee and HR still cannot get to a point where they pay people at an industry standard. When layoffs do occur, talented individuals are laid off while many incompetent employees remain. Almost seems that one needs to screw up in order to be promoted. There are constant re-organization efforts and many employees shift around from manager to manager.

    Advice to Management

    Need some serious overhaul of management, and communication needs much improvement. There are too many bottle necks which result in 10% of the people working 60+ hours a week while others wait for that work to be done. Resources need to be better understood and utilized.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Company is out of track and does not respect people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its leadership history and past acquisitions
    Global presence and
    Vision of the future

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Lack of strategy
    Wrong tactics
    Does not respect employees
    Pretend to be fair and correct
    Solve cultural conflicts - Europe x USA

    Advice to Management

    Review your strategy and change 1st tier executives


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