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Itron Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance sometimes can be affected (in 7 reviews)

  • No training - use it up and throw it away mentality (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Needs Change"

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

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

    Pros

    Itron operates in a market with that will continue to grow. Energy and water is critical for the any society. The ability to use these resources more effectively are increasingly important as water and energy is increasing in price and water shortage is a major problem in many areas around the world. Itron has a great market opportunity if it can capture it.

    Cons

    Itron claims to have a strategy but it is not understood by its employees and its not coherent with what the company is actually doing. This causes confusion and inefficient execution. Part of the problem is that Itron has been built through acquisitions and the different companies has never been integrated properly. This results in a culture of intense internal competition and lack of transparency all to gain resources and power for you company fraction. The above has been acknowledged many times in meetings etc. over the last 5 years but nothing has changed.

    Advice to Management

    Create a vision and strategy that is understood by the employees. Enabling the employees to help executing towards the vision. Break up the fractions in the company and promote transparency and cooperation.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Very dirty management, very sneaky"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. "An unpleasant environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are pleasant. They pull together and can be supportive

    Cons

    A very political place to work. Very demanding.

    Advice to Management

    You have many good dedicated people at Itron. You should appreciate them.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "hell on earth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - They Couldnot Make Up Their Minds in Felixstowe, England (UK)
    Former Employee - They Couldnot Make Up Their Minds in Felixstowe, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    they now are giving their employees free coffee, laugh

    Cons

    Company values = 0, this company is out for profit only they are not interested in their staff.
    They cant even design working meters.
    most of the management are walking moronic idiots

    Advice to Management

    you are the most unethical company in the entire world, I feel ashamed I worked for you.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst management, ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sumaré, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sumaré, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical opportunities, decent paycheck.

    Cons

    Worst management, lazy HR, don´t follow their own policies .

    Advice to Management

    I worked there for almost 4 years and I had the worst manager ever. Even though several people complains about his attitude and bad care of employees, HR did nothing. Only after the situation got catastrophic, they moved to make some changes but it was way late and nothing could be done to save an entire R&D department.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy is given to the employees at ground level

    Cons

    Too much politics amongst the top management, which is unhealthy to the lower staff

    Advice to Management

    Top management need to visit the sites to understand what is happening at ground level.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Itron is a paycheck, but doesn't provide much more than that."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Union, SC
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job with a steady income. I have many friends at Itron and I enjoy their company, and they are part of the only reason why I have not yet moved on. Benefits appear to be good but its hard to compare now-a-days.

    Cons

    Lack of future growth. Under compensated. They claim that they can't compare with other companies less than 30 miles away. Expectations are generally higher than can be acheived in a year's time and managment usually sets very vague goals and little management to see them through.

    Advice to Management

    You need to wake up and start sharing the wealth with your entire work staff.



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