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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) President & CEO Michael W. Howard
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Pros
  • The employees were very kind and knowledgable, with a very relaxed yet productive work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits including medical (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management infatuation with revenues (in 7 reviews)

  • Company needs an effective Board of Directors that truly understands the R&D business (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Still a good company, although way different than 10 years ago"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexibility, Research and Ingenuity

    Cons

    Upper management removed, HR not helpful to current employees

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to your employees and their needs and truly do things to create a better culture at work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Trending upward"

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    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

    Pros

    The company is on the right track to building something great.

    Cons

    Can't let old ways of doing business hold back progress.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the way it's been done isn't the way it needs to be done now.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer/Scientist III"

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    Current Employee - Engineer/Scientist III in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer/Scientist III in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Collaborative work environment
    - Engaged upper management
    - Generous 401k benefits

    Cons

    - Steep learning curve for multiple administrative systems/processes
    - Fragmented onboarding process
    - Limited PTO during first five years (two weeks)


  4. "Focus on Sustainability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time

    Pros

    The company helped me focus more on Sustainability. I have taken this approach and information I received to my next internship opportunity.

    Cons

    None worth mentioning at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue internship programs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Responding to my co-worker's May 17, 2017, rating."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Really wish the person who felt that some ethical or personnel issue has been swept under the rug would talk to someone in Legal or HR Management or your management chain about the issue. There are folks in each of those groups who are well trusted, will listen without judgment, and who believe strongly in EPRI's stated values of non-retaliation. There are leaders in EPRI who really care about its people and you have co-workers who can point you to those people if you don't know who they are. EPRI has some leaders who can be trusted to evaluate situations compassionately and honestly, and who would be professional and just in their handling of a situation. Please seek out those folks. It must be so uncomfortable for you to have the concerns that you expressed, yet still be noble enough to come to work every day and do your job.

    Cons

    Concerned that a co-worker could feel that EPRI would sweep an ethical issue under the rug.


  6. "great company to intern at, but expect to have to figure things out."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Intern - Nde in Charlotte, NC
    Current Intern - Nde in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, and always friendly coworkers. coworkers always available to lend a helping hand or assistance.

    Cons

    EPRI conducts cutting edge research, so sometimes you may have to figure out things that are not in your field or that you have never worked with before. due to this, there may not be someone you can ask for assistance so you are left to figure it out yourself. as a student intern i found this both challenging and frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great life-work balance. Flexible hours

    Cons

    There are not enough career opportunities

  8. "Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with, friendly, great to ask questions to and learn from, and flexible

    Cons

    None come to mind through my time there


  9. "Good Company Overall"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as an intern

    Pros

    Great staff, great flexibility in schedule, and great learning experience.

    Cons

    Need to have better student options to proceed forward with the company.


  10. "Great company, people, and work environment"

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    Former Intern - Student Employee
    Former Intern - Student Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at EPRI was a very positive experience. The employees were very kind and knowledgable, with a very relaxed yet productive work environment. They were a very safety oriented company.

    Cons

    Work in the power industry is often slow moving. This is not so much the fault of EPRI, but the industry in general.


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