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Itron Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Accountant"

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

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    too much bosses. big bosses not taking care of employees just the Co


  2. "Good Company - High Expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Itron full-time

    Pros

    This company has a very professional human resources department, excellent upper management leadership, and thoroughly thought out documentation of everything that happens in the engineering process.

    Cons

    Understaffed in some areas of the plant.

  3. "Software QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with some great folks and a single product for several years.

    Cons

    Was never able to get hired out of contract.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company Changing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Project Manager in West Union, SC
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Project Manager in West Union, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great relationships, many people there a long time, cutting edge technology for utility industry

    Cons

    Recently adopted the strategy of people are expendable to manage the bottom line, don't follow their own corporate policies, very subjective performance evaluations. Went from best work experience to worst with the change of boss.

    Advice to Management

    Actually treat your employees as your greatest asset rather than just mouthing the words.

    Itron Response

    Nov 22, 2016 – University Recruiting Mnager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. As we grow and adapt to the market, it is crucial that we are constantly evaluating where we are and where we want to be as a company... More


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Very dirty management, very sneaky"

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    • 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 (5)

    "Software Programmer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other employees are very willing to belp. Employees work well together. Emphsis on quality. Good company communications. Good benifits.

    Cons

    No training - use it up and throw it away mentality. Management changes adding buzzwords and clashing with working culture. Lack of management across projects, sites, and products. Every time hardware designs a produt, they reinvent the software. Performance review process is not top down, performance is relative to work group, not job title. Low pay raises based on performsnce review.

    Advice to Management

    Use a BS detector when hiring upper management

    Itron Response

    Nov 22, 2016 – University Recruiting Mnager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We hope that with some of the recent evaluations and focus groups we will be able to harness that feedback for the betterment of the company as... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Field Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Liberty Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Liberty Lake, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to make positive changes (sometimes), it's also a company with very good benefits.

    Cons

    Some managers didn't have our backs when it came to dealing with the customer. Management consistently ignored their SOP (one that they created) and would throw employees under the bus (and proceed to drive it over them). It's as if they were afraid to tell the customer that they are/were wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Clear communications with employee and follow the plan. If there are changes to the plan make sure this information is passed on to the employees ASAP. Be accountable (something that is stressed to the employees by upper management).

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Not so much....."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Liberty Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Liberty Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Itron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Okay benefits. Good cafeteria. Good parking. Good snow removal. Nice campus. Outdoor basketball court on site. Outdoor sand volleyball court on site.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites: (Church group, friends, similar interests, etc).
    Coworkers play favorites: (Church group, friends, similar interests, etc).
    Very rare promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they say there is a problem between coworkers or a worker and a manager. Act aggressively on solving the problem immediately. Pick a path on products and stick to it. If it's not getting out fast enough, obviously it's being managed poorly. Too many middle and upper level managers who appear to only be looking out for their own advancement.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Liberty Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Liberty Lake, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible company to work for

    Cons

    struggles with strategy and consistency


  10. Helpful (3)

    "R&D Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Healthy work environment and reasonable level of opportunity for career advancement. Strong benefit package and ability to work with people from around the world on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Slightly understaffed at the lower levels of the company. There always is more to do than we can accomplish. Overstaffed at the higher levels of the company and this has not paid off in terms of gross revenue for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of low performers and replace them with higher quality employees that can help us get more work done. With larger companies like Honeywell entering our market, we are now behind the competition. You have spent over 2 years coming up with the plan for the future. It is time to act.


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