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Idaho Power Reviews

Updated 6 November 2017
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  1. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits above average for area

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities


  2. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Normal hours, convenient locations, benefits, retirement, advancement within the company, and longevity.

    Cons

    It's not necessarily a bad thing, but a lot of changes in the last ten years. Some good, others trial and error. There really isn't anything to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time

    Pros

    Some great people working here. Good opportunities for technicians and those without higher level degrees.

    Cons

    Management is terrible and people are promoted based on who they are friends with or who goes to their church! Unless you know the group that you are applying to and know who will be your boss, don't work here! People hate each other and it's a very toxic environment.


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a great company

    Cons

    There are some very poor leaders.


  6. "Expections"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, for you and the family

    Cons

    the city is not to big


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetence Runs Deep -"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits if you can stand the politics

    Cons

    Very incompetent management , Good ol' boy system. Got to be in the buddy group. But most of all very incompetent management. Practice finding false reasons to move people out. Good they have a lock on the electricity customer market but the day is coming that customers will choose where to buy electricity and say bye-bye to IPC!!

    Advice to Management

    Instead of finding false reasons to move good people out the door, move your incompetent managers out. Don't stick people into management just because of gender.


  8. "Mechanical Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great people to work with. They encourage cross training so you get exposed to different departments in the company.

    Cons

    Not a thing comes to mind. I am only filling this section out because it requires a 20 word minimum.


  9. "lineman"

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    Current Employee - Lineman in Pocatello, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Lineman in Pocatello, ID (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to live and work

    Cons

    under staffed too much over time


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's good or bad, depending on the department manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Idaho Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company goes through phases where it is well balanced between personal and professional lives. It is highly focused on the safety of employees and has great wages.

    Cons

    Some department leadership has soured the great reputation (read Customer Service) and turned the department from a great group working together to everyone watching their back.

    Advice to Management

    Change out the leadership in Customer Service and adopt the attitudes of the regional offices and you'll get great productivity and happy empoyees.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Frustrated"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Boise, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Boise, ID (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho Power full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, pension and 401K, competitive salary, opportunities for personal development and cross training, high job security, big emphasis on safety, and a great internship program

    Cons

    Experience is highly dependent on your manager and it's very much a top down micromanage approach. Historically people rather than process based, so it is incredibly frustrating when you're new because everyone does things their own way and you just have to know who to talk to. Extremely difficult if you don't fit into the typical mold. Progress is paralyzed because all decisions come from the top and everyone is in full cya mode. Longstanding toxic relationships result in silows, poor communication and general frustration and confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people to make decisions while providing clear direction. Compensation should be based on performance rather than time and grade.


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