Itron

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Itron Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.1 70 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

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Philip Mezey

(17 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work / life balance and the ability to work in different fields(in 5 reviews)

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


Cons
  • India (Energy) business being deliberately killed(in 4 reviews)

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    Administration and Sales (Former Employee) Regina, SK (Canada)

    ProsThere is a lot of learning and career opportunity within the company. The people are friendly and excellent at their jobs.

    ConsIn some cases, timely efficient training with new implementations would have been helpful; Sometimes adequate communication was lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen speaking to employees about their performance, include them in the growth process and improvements that can be made. An efficiency document for some job positions might be helpful with this matter.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work / life balance

    Analyst (Current Employee) Oakland, CA (US)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Senior Business Consultant (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsOverall 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.

    ConsFuture vision of company not clearly communicated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Spokane, WA (US)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Spokane, WA (US)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big corporation, little care of its people

    Software Developer (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big dreams, poor reality

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsItron is a multinational company, with a lot of knowledge and experience. It has a very long history in the metering business and in supplying the connected business solutions.

    ConsThe current strategy is unclear, head count reduction can not be a long term strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a clear strategy and make everybody to follow it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid

    Manager (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsPeople, Experience, Global, Manufacturing, Solid

    ConsConservative, Slow to respond to the market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a wonderful company that sees the benefit of being fresh and on the game

    Engineer (Former Employee) Jackson, MS (US)

    ProsThe company is doing what it needs to do to stay very close to the international market, and anticipating their needs.

    ConsThe company is a transition and some of the better employees are not being utilized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA corporation is a living entity that thrives on its employees; allow the corporation to grow in quality and learn quality is not the bottom line.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Itron is a bizarre company in Raleigh - the red headed step-child

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

    ProsFriendly co-workers. Decent pay.

    ConsOffice is in not the best neighborhood - they hire a security guard to watch the parking lot during winter months when people leave in the dark. Also, despite promises otherwise to build Raleigh, have laid off, terminated, failed to renew, or have resign a good number of engineers in firmware and test.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not let Occonnee be the center of the universe. Bring more to Raleigh.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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