Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
3.2 of 5 34 reviews
www.epri.com Palo Alto, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – US – “EPRI Campus”

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3.2 34 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

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

Michael W. Howard

(19 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work as an Intern.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Knoxville, TN

I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as an intern for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people. All around, loved everyone I worked with.
Laid back atmosphere.
Free food (and good food at that) often once a week.

ConsNever got the feeling that what I was doing mattered much, but I was only an intern.
I didn't always feel properly trained to do what I was asked to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent - great place to work

ConsNone - no known cons; great place to work

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

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PDU Intern

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

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

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 Place To Work At

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat Staff and a great place to work

ConsNot as competitive a salary I would have hoped for

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Nice team players

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWe can learn a lot there

ConsSmall Company to work for

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat 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

ConsSalary 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great employees and managers!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsEveryone is very kind and helpful. Family-oriented company

ConsCafeteria menu could be better

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Middle-ground between academia and industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

ProsNice location and facility. Friendly staff and working environment.

ConsLess young employees than other Silicon valley companies.

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Great Experience

Intern (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time for less than a year

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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General review

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsTrusted and recognized brand that provides a great platform to stand on. 40+ year history of knowledge to draw from. Continuous learning experience from some of the best experts in fields related to electricity production, consumption and use

ConsShares the culture of its utility members - conservative by nature. Often focused on tactical innovation to solve specific problems rather than big "strategic" ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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