No advancement, no vacation, incompetent management.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Waseca, MN – September 17, 2018
I was the 24th person to leave in the last year. A handful of them were so frustrated that they left without having another job lined up. I had 9 years of Outstanding reviews but according to my boss, performance had nothing to do with compensation. Management almost seemed happy when people left as that was just less overhead, and less people to layoff as they outsource more and more manufacturing. Most positions are not filled, the rest are filled with cheap labor (interns and visa's). The current management only got were they are because so many people above them left and it doesn't matter that they are clueless because all the shots are called from other locations/countries. In closing, if you are related to a Manager, play volleyball with one etc. you will fly up the ladder even if you spell Itron incorrectly on your resume, otherwise you are just a number and I would recommend staying clear of Waseca. I did get paid vacation time but I was never allowed to use it, even when my kids were born premature and I really needed it. When I left I had 6 weeks built up.
Building is temp and humidity controlled.
Toxic fumes from epoxy and lead solder make people sick.