Itron

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Itron Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
102 Reviews
2.4
102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • The people are friendly and excellent at their jobs (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Struggling to move away from legacy products; hard to break into the upper management circle (in 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    hell on earth

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    Former Employee - They Couldnot Make Up Their Minds in Felixstowe, England
    Former Employee - They Couldnot Make Up Their Minds in Felixstowe, England

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good solid employer, but increasingly under cost-cutting pressure

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Liberty Lake, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Liberty Lake, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Global footprint makes for interesting atmosphere, international operational management, strong investment in R&D, bigger locations like HQ have plenty of employee activities

    Cons

    commoditizing of certain products leads to pressure on margins, restructuring plans 2 years in row, with office and factory closings, older sites have heavy past (Schlumberger days)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company Culture is changing and no longer values the employees

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    Current Employee - Software Development in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance in most departments depending upon your manager
    There is free coffee and tea (if that is what you like)
    They provide 401K matching and benefits
    You get a paycheck and some industry experience
    The organization is well known
    The organization encourages community involvement
    Some of the people are nice to work with and very intelligent

    Cons

    Working a lot of long hours for extended periods of time has become the norm and not the exception
    There is no additional training provide for career improvement or advancement
    There is no leadership training
    Employees are not valued - especially if you are a foreigner or minority
    There is high turn over in the Raleigh office and executive management was very frank and told people to leave if they are not happy and offshoring will continue
    No career advancement
    No training provided for career advancement and you may not get adequate training or resources to do your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership skills should be improved
    Just because a person is technically inclined and good at their job, does not mean they are good managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Machine Operator/Production Assembler Itron Inc. Waseca Minnesota 1998-2006

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Waseca, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Waseca, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome team environment. Benefits were pretty standard for the area! Would have never left knowing what I do now. I began working at Itron through a temp agency. About a week into the job a man came by our test towers and seen that we were short handed. He introduced himself as Bob ask why we only had 2 people doing the job of 3-4 and I explained that we had 2 call in sick and were waiting for help from other lines to arrive. He took over testing so I could pack and knew the little tricks to help get accurate testing completed. about a month later we had a quarterly meeting were ALL employee's gathered in the break/lunchroom and discussed how the company was performing and such. Bob the gentleman that had helped us for about 15mins. until our promised help arrived was running the meeting and introduced himself as the VP of manufacturing and about 3 other titles at the time. After each segment of his presentation he asked for questions and I raised my hand and with out thinking about it he called on me by name. I didn't have a name badge at the time. After 15mins of working with me(a temp employee) he remembered me by name a month later! He knew not only what every position on the production floor was, but he could train a new employee on it, and after he shakes your hand he remembers who you are. through the 8+ years working at Itron Bob would walk the production floor not as an axe man looking for the bad workers but as a co-worker giving advise on how to deal with interpersonal issues or how to hold your tweezers to make hand placing parts easier on your wrist. Bob Whitney was the best Senior staff I have ever worked under.

    Cons

    Had some growing pains back then, but speaking to friends that are still employee's the great culture has returned!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making sure your employees from the bottom to the top know they are what makes your company great! And keep living up to the nobody is just a number culture!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Liberty Lake, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Liberty Lake, WA (US)

    I worked at Itron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company has good integrity
    Was paid well. $20/hr as an intern
    Learned a lot. People around me were very willing to help
    Got to do several presentations
    Access to Toastmasters

    Cons

    Cubicle setting
    Large company

    I'd prefer to work somewhere more intimate, but that's just me.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    In an interesting industry, Itron was a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    The managers were receptive to feedback. Everyone's perspective was taken into account, if you make your perspective known. The position I held involved a lot of travel, and their travel policies were very accommodating as far as large field/consulting companies go.

    Cons

    I left when it looked like the federal government stimulus well was running dry. I can only make assumptions from that point on, but it looked like the impending belt-tightening was about to change the work culture a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Loser QA manager

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    Former Employee - SQA Engineer II in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer II in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Nothing about this company are pros. Nothing about this company are pros. Nothing about this company are pros.

    Cons

    QA manager was a real idiot. QA manager was a real idiot. QA manager was a real idiot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some education and a brain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Tough to get things done

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

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

    Pros

    small setting, friendly people. flexible hours

    Cons

    hard to change the culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think outside the box

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    I have been there for more than 5 years. The people there are great to work with and very helpful. I've enjoyed pay increases and bonuses on an annual basis. The benefits are excellent. I love to travel and my job allows that 40-45 weeks a year.

    Cons

    Technology is cutting edge and you have to be a self-motivator to keep up. Opportunities are available, but you have to apply for them. Work pace can be brutal at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get stuck in the rut, consider other ways of doing things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    At least the consulting firm is racially biased and poor performing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Itron

    Pros

    In current US tech industry, a racially biased company like itron is destined to fail

    Cons

    I dont think the upper management is promoting racial bias like other reviews suggested but they are well aware of it. However, they prefer to keep their eyes closed. The bad reputation has spread through industry causing itron to take major hits from previous employees who have taken governmental positions now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eyes closed until company goes broke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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