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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated May 6, 2019

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) President & CEO Michael W. Howard
Michael W. Howard
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment with brilliant colleagues(in 13 reviews)

  • "Laid back, reasonable, good work environment(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management removed, HR not helpful to current employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "Why would anyone come forward and identify inappropriate actions by senior management at this company(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Would Recommend Working at EPRI"

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    Current Employee - Engineer/Scientist III in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    EPRI is a wonderful place to work with some of brightest minds in the power industry. There are ample opportunities to work on some of the most cutting edge research and plenty of flexibility in work schedule.

    Cons

    No a huge “con” but because there are a lot of very smart and driven people that are passionate about there work, the culture is ripe with heavy work loads and a lot of travel is required particularly in upper management positions. There is a good amount of flexibility in work schedules and it is not uncommon to work from home every now and then.

    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2019-05-06
  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexibility, Research and Ingenuity

    Cons

    Upper management removed, HR not helpful to current employees

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    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2017-11-09
  3. Helpful (11)

    "EPRI, not as good as it used to be."

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst II in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, Benefits are mediocre.

    Cons

    The IT infrastructure team has one employee that is worthy of his position, the remaining are not. The current Infrastructure manager is very untruthful about everything, he blames all his bad decisions on upper management and has made it his mission to lie about everything to cover his own interests. The HR department is joke, no less than 8 employees complained about the same individual, he is still in the same position. Everyone that leaves gets blamed for the current horrific condition of IT, yet nothing ever improves! The senior manager in IT does not have a clue about making the department any better! His ideas have fallen flat, offers no real solutions and makes poor decisions. The service desk has good employees, but the leadership does not have an idea how to manage a team successfully and possess minimal technical knowledge.

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    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2016-05-12
  4. Helpful (3)

    "project manager"

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    Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits, work life balance, reputation

    Cons

    upper management infatuation with revenues

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    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2015-09-21
  5. Helpful (5)

    "No direction"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer/Scientist in Lenox, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting projects. Ok work and life balance. Good place to start or end your career if you are in the right EPRI circle. Not much advancement in the long run.

    Cons

    The management matrix is failing. The management is constantly reorganizing itself. I've seen a lot of good, very intelligent folks leave good paying positions due to poor management. Salary is stagnant for most while the upper management receives incredible bonuses for a non profit organization.

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    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2014-11-30
  6. Helpful (2)

    "A starting point, but not great for long term."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Budget 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.

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    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2013-04-24
  7. "Utility Industry Leader"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Management 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.

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    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2012-07-22
  8. Helpful (2)

    "An Evolution of Great to Awful"

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    Current Employee - Management in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location. Good balance of work and family/personal life possible. Good place to learn a technology other than computer technology if one finds the time. Friendly people at the technical level.

    Cons

    Very expensive location to live for the Palo Alto, Ca facility. But other company locations like Knoxville, Tenn may not appeal to most people. Poor upper management that came from outside the organization and have little if any understanding of how and why the work gets identified and done. Absentee management in most cases. Management has allowed to many virtual employees. Very poor involvement and understanding by the Board of Directors. Membership revenue is limited and therefore don't expect much company growth if any. Small company. Therefore don't expect much advancement in responsibility and salary over any reasonable period of time. Company has evolved from a NASA type organization to one of mostly involving paper pushers. Downward trend started when Board of Directors brought in an outside CEO and continued this approach with future CEOs. Innovation completely absent. Don't consider this company in the same light as those companies that make up the majority of Silicon Valley. Young professional people shouldn't even consider this place.

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    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)2012-05-26

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