Itron Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
85 Reviews
2.4
85 Reviews
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Philip Mezey
32 Ratings

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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's OK

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    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big corporation, little care of its people

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Itron full-time for 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
  3.  

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

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

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    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 for 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
  6.  

    Big dreams, poor reality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Itron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Itron 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a clear strategy and make everybody to follow it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Jackson, MS (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Jackson, MS (US)

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Office 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do not let Occonnee be the center of the universe. Bring more to Raleigh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun while it lasted-Roller Coaster every two years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Liberty Lake, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Lake, WA (US)

    I worked at Itron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people (peers) are great. When the times are good, the job is fun.

    Cons

    Every two years there is a layoff so they can "gracefully" eliminate people. It is always called a "restructure". Executive management cannot lead by example, since they spend and tell everyone else to cutback. Ask them how many fly coach overseas on a company bought ticket...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want you wan to do when you grow up. Ask what Leroy would do! (Previous Chairman of Board)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    challenging but leave you very satisfied

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  West Union, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in West Union, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    It is a global company.

    Cons

    Demands what area you work in. You have to meet your deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come with an open mind and contribute your opinions with your team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    Once great place to be - Now more and more depressing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Itron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employees. Lots of talented people that I enjoy working with.

    Cons

    Very depressing:
    Summer 2012 - layoffs
    Early 2013 - wage freeze: No raises regardless of annual review results
    Fall 2013 - another round of layoffs
    Early 2014 - announced that the layoffs will continue and they haven't finalized the list.

    Good news is a fading memory at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale is suffering. I hear more and more dark humor about the state of our jobs and the company. I love what I do but I can no longer tell my friends that this is a good place to work. PLEASE do something to show that you care about the employees. Right now, it feels like we're being sacrificed to the shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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