Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

www.epri.com
Unclaimed Profile

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
23 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
4.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) President & CEO Michael W. Howard
Michael W. Howard
11 Ratings

Pros
  • The employees are very devoted to their research, but the company allows healthy work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Most employees work schedules are flexible enough to allow them to work from home as needed (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The only way to break through glass ceiling is to leave the company (in 2 reviews)

  • Project managers have little skill in being people managers (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

23 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great work, great people, great environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting, challenging, and thought-provoking work - Predictable rhythm and work pace - You feel like you're working on something that's making a difference - Great benefits - Talented and intelligent people - Flexible work arrangements - Highly respected in the industry (U.S. and globally) - Opportunities to expand skills within your technical specialty - Competitive compensation plans

    Cons

    - For some, the pace can be too slow - Depending on the role, expect a lot of travel for meetings - Very little structured people development process - Very flat functional organizations=> few upward mobility opportunities - Recent focus on cost-cutting => reduction in some "intangible" perks

    Advice to Management

    - Work on talent and people development; develop more growth opportunities - Empower people to make more decisions without management oversight


  2. EPRI, a good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer/Scientist III in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer/Scientist III in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Stables career with opportunities for advancement. Many, many areas to work in in nearly every aspect of the utility industry.

    Cons

    Company is slow to adapt in some areas and being out competed. It can be hard to coordinate efforts with other groups in the company.

    Advice to Management

    The vision and direction of the company is never clearly presented to employees in a way that forms a cohesive driving focus to our work. Most of the time we are talked to with lofty ideals without the means to ensure those ideals are fully realized.


  3. Good environment

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

    Pros

    - Great Employees to work with - Laid back environment but good working atmosphere - Team driven - Flexible hours

    Cons

    For a tech company with in Bay Area, the wages are quite low

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and train new people


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Excellent Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to improve my excel skills with the help of other interns and helpful employees

    Cons

    The pay wasn't as competitive to other companies.


  6. Server Operations Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable co-workers and consistent work expectation.

    Cons

    Not very exciting for Information Technology

    Advice to Management

    Assess management styles frequently.


  7. Fairly Good Research Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager - Fossil Power Generation in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager - Fossil Power Generation in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked on interesting Engineering Research projects. Interacted with knowledgeable technical professional in the field. Learned research project management. Attended and participated in many different professional seminars and events. Good research environment.

    Cons

    Too much theory, more practical experiments are needed.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to let project team to practical experiment in the field to gain the inside problem of the participated members.


  8. Helpful (1)

    EPRI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of data for research; flexible working hour; great industry experience for industry; great city; learn something out of the book

    Cons

    relative low salary compared to the expense in bay area; use phones quite often; provide too slow a desktop to perform any simulation or code release on it


  9. Working Enviroment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time

    Pros

    no mircromanaging. at all. no one care what time you come in what time you leave how long you take your lunch for as long as the job is done. at the end of the day you always take your laptop home in case you wont be able to come in you can work from home no problem and most of the time no questions ask , again as long the job gets done

    Cons

    too quiet. people dont talk much keep to themselves.

    Advice to Management

    have once a week social meeting with your team. it really is the most boring place i have ever worked at.


  10. Great place to gain experience as a student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Student Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Student Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as an intern

    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 Management

    Communicate what needs to be done more often.


  11. Great place for a summer internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as an intern (Less than a year)

    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 Management

    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.



Showing 23 of 71 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.