Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
40 Reviews

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) President & CEO Michael W. Howard
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  1.  

    Great place to gain experience as a student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Employee - Finance  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Student Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    The managers and employees here really make you feel like you are a part of their family.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the greatest for student employees but it's a good start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate what needs to be done more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for a summer internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Interactions with my manager went smoothly when he was around. It helped me to make fast progress while constantly learning new things. If done in the appropriate department, this is definitely a good experience to complement one's studies (graduate studies in Engineering in my case).

    Cons

    My managers were often traveling (probably due to the summer season). Also, for a company with so diverse areas of research, everyone could benefit from more interactions between various departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and give more regular feedback on quality of work and progress toward project completion. Try and better tie projects to overall strategy of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice team players

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    We can learn a lot there

    Cons

    Small Company to work for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Highly satisfying opportunity to work collaboratively to find solutions to issues relating to electric power.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Great way to build an early career in clean energy. Ability to gain significant industry expertise and become nationally / world-recognized in early-to-mid career, without needing to climb the EPRI corporate ladder. For a non-profit organization, the salary / bonus is very good. In

    Cons

    Salary growth and promotions have historically been slow to moderate, particularly in early career. However, the ladder has been revamped with additional positions. Some employees are challenging and not innovative, but generally still great people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on consistently bringing young talent into EPRI, even if they only remain 3-5 years. Good for people who think they would like to do a PhD, but decided not to for lifestyle reasons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great employees and managers!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone is very kind and helpful. Family-oriented company

    Cons

    Cafeteria menu could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Middle-ground between academia and industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice location and facility. Friendly staff and working environment.

    Cons

    Less young employees than other Silicon valley companies.

  8.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Strong network built. Was given project that I could truly be a part of in such a short period of time. Management put me in a position to succeed.

    Cons

    Moves slow. As it is a research institution, projects move in the year time frame. For younger members of EPRI, there is a limited cohort as most employees are technical experts in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased employment of non-managerial level employees. Project/Senior project engineers would be very beneficial in completing tasks that the managers are not able to accomplish, speeding up work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People, Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Intern  in  East Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in East Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    -Amazing and friendly people work here. The experience you get as an intern is great since you are exposed to all sectors of the company (Nuclear, Finance, Accounting, Environmental, Legal etc.). You get to work as a team and have total visibility of how your work contributes to the company.

    Cons

    -Responsibilities tend to be monotonous.
    -Can be slow at times
    -Definitely a ceiling on what you can learn but that is with many big companys as you just specialize in your department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Management needs to listen more to their employees and really take a look at what is needed in the organization. Majority of the company is made up of interns and some departments are getting less support financially as opposed to others making it overwhelming at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits, flex-time, peer respect.

    Cons

    no clear paths to promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Organized, nice place & work environment

    Cons

    Pay scale needs to be comparable to market rates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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