Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Reviews

Updated 9 December, 2014
Updated 9 December, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad place to work if your in IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Pros

    Supports training, co-workers are skilled and hard working

    Cons

    Communication, management, very little growth potential, Long term vision, Low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Officers should review the REAL what, where, when and why's of the overall health of the IT organization. There needs to be a true stewardship of the IT Organization as a whole. It would be an eye opener to see what is really going on under the covers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer/Scientist in Lenox, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer/Scientist in Lenox, MA (US)

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting caustic bullies to the director level. Realize the talented engineers and researchers that are carrying the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    EPRI

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Inspiring company mission

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer/Scientist in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer/Scientist in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is true to their mission and values. They provide cutting edge research that benefits the entire power industry. The employees are very devoted to their research, but the company allows healthy work-life balance. Most employees work schedules are flexible enough to allow them to work from home as needed.

    Cons

    Very little training, and employees are expected to be subject matter experts upon hiring. Very few opportunities to advance in your career within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to encourage direct managers to develop their employees much more. Employees seeking advancement quickly become frustrated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working Enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience. Great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Intern in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Student Intern in Knoxville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    The office culture is great. The people there are very kind and want you to succeed. They work on a lot of cool projects, and are always happy to answer questions about them.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be a little sparse. If you intern here it is important to go out and talk to different project managers until you find a project you'd be interested in working on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once was good and now is horrible

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    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    I can't think of a single positive thing about working at EPRI. Management goes out of the way to treat employees badly and make themselves look good. Excellent work is rewarded with termination and the bad actors and family members of management continue to move upwards. Communication is totally non-existent, unless you count hearing about the accomplishments of executives family members and what their dogs are doing. They share no information about the status of the company or where we are headed.

    Cons

    Executives believe they are the best thing that ever happened to the world and all employees are just a necessary evil that takes some of their bonus money away.

    If you want a stagnant job with absolutely no chance of advancement or even a piddly annual increase in salary, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real and understand that without the employees you are nothing. Blowing smoke up everyone's hind end does not make you an excellent CEO worthy of multi-million dollar compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, but takes a toll on personal life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Being put into a position to do a lot of good work with a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Travel. Terrible work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Traveling is a burden on families. Change the employee handbook so that traveling or working on weekends counts (i.e., working hours can be reduced M-F that week).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrendous Corporate Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were pretty great.

    Cons

    Horrendous corporate culture with tons of backstabbing and politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge upper management to operate around performance and delivering to customers, not on playing corporate shenanigans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to gain experience as a student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Student Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate what needs to be done more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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