Itron
3.0 of 5 61 reviews
www.itron.com Liberty Lake, WA 5000+ Employees

Itron Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.0 61 reviews

                             

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Philip Mezey

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Management tries to give people opportunity and some work life balance"
    in 4 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
  • "If I missed an expense, it was out of my pocket"
    in 3 reviews
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senior test/quality engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Itron

Proslarges tech company in town

ConsOnly one in town so not too many option

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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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Great Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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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It's OK

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

I have been working at Itron full-time

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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Big corporation, little care of its people

Software Developer (Current Employee)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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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