Itron Reviews

Updated 11 October, 2014
Updated 11 October, 2014
93 Reviews
2.4
93 Reviews
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Philip Mezey
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work / life balance and the ability to work in different fields (in 7 reviews)

  • Itron benefited greatly from the government stimulating the utility companies to investing the Smart-Grid technologies (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Struggling to move away from legacy products; hard to break into the upper management circle (in 7 reviews)

  • In my opinion, the only successful department is software development, IT, and cyber security (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 15 people found this helpful  

    Large Corporate company losing site of their employee morale and happiness to make stockholders richer.

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

    I have been working at Itron full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits - though slowly declining.
    Some flexibility offered, some telecommuting though not consistent with this offering even within the same teams.

    Cons

    Has fully taken on the DO MORE WITH LESS mentality. Just because revenue was inflated 1-2 years from GOV funding, we shouldn't act like a starving company with our 2+billion in revenue.

    Lose employees though they never replace. Just give people more work load. Management doesn't fight for their teams or get job duties out of their department that belong somewhere else. Sometimes feels like mid management is just fluffing their stats to look good to upper mgmt.

    Lost 1 personal holiday this year - No accrued sick leave program, no performance raises or delayed - why strive for high marks on annual review with no benefit?

    Little communication or leadership from management.

    No team building activities or morale boosting events.

    Way too many jobs duties assigned to each employee to ever be able to do efficient and effectively. Constant feeling of failure because you can never keep up, even for the best employees. You just know mgmt wants you to work 60+ hours per week.

    NO Training department. Customers have little or no way to get training on products. Major Itron Gap where customers pay price. (This could bring in a lot of revenue.)

    Training for new employees is horrible. Felt like I was dropped in the middle of the ocean for the first year to just "figure out how to get to shore."

    Work here if you want to sit in a corporate cubicle (your bubble) with no fun, excitement, or coworker morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people to mgmt just because they have been here for 20 years, many of them should NEVER be in that position. Find leaders, not managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    Lost Cause

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, warm people. My supervisor is great.

    Cons

    Big pay inequities, poor company performance means little to no annual bonus or merit payout. No career plan. No coaching or mentoring. There would not be time anyway, since you are to busy doing your current job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It takes the whole company to be a successfully one, not just a select few.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Finally turning around management

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

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

    Pros

    International company, amazing coworkers, good pay for Spokane

    Cons

    Not enough investing in growth and development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're not comfortable managing or directing people, you shouldn't be a manager or director.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gradually bringing new technologies to the industry.

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

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

    Pros

    Mature corporation, industry leader.
    Take proactive actions to reorg and improve efficiency.
    Nice people.

    Cons

    Still slow decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good work / life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance and the ability to work in different fields. Management is generally very friendly. Salaries are fair.

    Cons

    The work can become monotonous, so it's up to the employee to develop a career path and keep things interesting. Mentorship from senior staff is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentive structure for promotions could be better articulated. Management should focus more on promoting employee growth from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    senior test/quality engineer

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

    I have been working at Itron

    Pros

    larges tech company in town

    Cons

    Only one in town so not too many option

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA (US)

    I have been working at Itron full-time

    Pros

    Decent paycheck, interesting industry, and the people are mostly nice.

    Cons

    Politics are extreme, you must be part of the in-crowd to get promoted. Not much of a career path unless you are willing to travel up to 75% of the time. Training is rare. It feels like the company is poised for either a takeover or big layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell us what's going on, even when the news isn't great. The gossip throughout Itron is constant and demoralizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big corporation, little care of its people

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are not bad. Depending on the position you may have a good compensation.

    Cons

    Management has no vision. All they know is how to reduce every available benefit from year to year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, but a little provincial for a tech company. Need to improve strategic decision making

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Spokane, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Spokane, WA (US)

    I worked at Itron full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Upbeat, positive culture. Expect a lot of people but try to take care of them.

    Cons

    Too provincial for company trying to be global.
    Need to improve strategic decision making processes, at executive and junior executive levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall great company to work for. Annual reviews and competency criteria is standardized and the expectations of what you need to demonstrate to get to the next level is clear.

    Cons

    Future vision of company not clearly communicated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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