Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
3.3 of 5 37 reviews
www.epri.com Palo Alto, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – US – “EPRI Campus”

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3.3 37 reviews

                             

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

Michael W. Howard

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Middle-ground between academia and industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice location and facility. Friendly staff and working environment.

    ConsLess young employees than other Silicon valley companies.

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    Good Company - Bad Politics

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Knoxville, TN

    ProsEPRI has a lot of nice people, good benefits, and a relaxed work environment. Lot of different topics being researched allows employees to find something that interests them.

    ConsConstant bickering in office politics become tiring and distracts from getting the job done. The company can't seem to rid itself of dead weight, a few individuals in each group seem to bog things down and are never dealt with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Engineer/Scientist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prostravel, work with top experts in fields, flexible working hours, interesting topics, good compensation/benefits

    Consolder group, struggle developing young talent, slow to adopt change

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on developing younger talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A starting point, but not great for long term.

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGood place to start your career.

    ConsBudget cuts have led the company to be frugal on research symposiums, corporate benefits, and ERP implementation, while upper management receives quiet bonuses. Promotions and salary awarded on seniority, not on accomplishments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutdated principles and policies do little to compete with other Silicon Valley opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Meaningful work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsThe work is meaningful and directly applicable to the industry

    ConsChallenging to get technical work.

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    Great Experience

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsStrong 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.

    ConsMoves 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 Senior ManagementIncreased 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PDU Intern

    Power Delivery and Utilization Intern (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    Pros- The ability to witness and work on projects that tackle various problems in the PDU industry.
     - Great for undergraduate of graduate research experience
     - Great for helping to lead you in the right direction in your PDU career
     - Very busy as an intern as opposed

    Cons- Since EPRI is more of a "subject matter expert" and "industry leading" company the opportunities for an intern to move to full time are slim. They would like you to gain experience which makes sense.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People, Work Environment

    Audit Intern (Current Employee)
    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 Senior Management-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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, flex-time, peer respect.

    Consno clear paths to promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Utility Industry Leader

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsThis company was founded to provide research and direction to USA utilities. They have been on the forefront of project management in research and development of power delivery in the USA. They are well respected within the utility industry and is a great place to work for engineers and scientists who want to be valued for their input and provide valuable input and discovery into the utility industry of the USA and the world.

    ConsManagement doesn't care for non-engineer staff. If you are not a member of the engineering staff, you are not valuable. Seems to be a constant struggle for upper management and budget dollars.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen when administrative staff informs you of issues. You have lost many good employees by listening to the wrong people who had motives other than what was best for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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