Accounts Payable Manager (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – February 17, 2018
Immediate Manager, CEO, was not very supportive, or hardly offered to inquire how things where going or what was needed. Very little support. Company over-all is a very good company with excellent benefits and retiring plans.
Lack of communication from Management to everyone else
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – June 2, 2017
The company culture and management has shifted drastically in the last few years. The majority of upper management has shifted from Palo Alto to Charlotte. This has changed management style from one of collaboration to more of a one way top down style.
Professional workplace setting with many advancement opportunities
Technician (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – November 29, 2016
At EPRI, a typical day at work is anything but typical. The projects presented can vary in many different ways which makes work anything but mundane. My co-workers are all very capable employees who communicate effectively and are ultimately here to progress in ways conducive to the company's future well being. The hardest part of the job is comes when problems are encountered with a project. Most of the time there is not a generic fix for the problems and a little bit of creativity might be required to continue but that is what is also makes it fun for people like me who enjoy those challenges and overcoming obstacles.
Student Employee - Customer and Product Access (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 4, 2016
Management is very relaxing and there is no micromanagement involved. There is a ping pong table free to use and a basketball court at SAP. Has a small gym suitable for a quick workout. All of my co-workers are very nice and friendly. Everyone here is very easy to approach without feeling intimidated.
Good work/life balance, but very manager and program dependent. Good compensation and benefits. Travel can be excessive at times. Upper management disconnected from rest of company. Too many pet projects and project managers that lack experience and expertise in their given area. Often times get pushed into quantity of research results rather than quality. Lack of direction within certain programs. Very political funding system.
Infrastructure Analyst II (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 17, 2016
The management at EPRI are not focused on improving the institute, only their positions within the management structure. I would put some deep thought into the decision of joining the team. since 2014 there has been 21 people leave the IT department due to lack of management. The total number of employees staffed full time is 13. The Human Resources department at EPRI is probably one of the worst I've come across in my 20 year career
Jr level management, HR department continue to keep their heads in the sand. Corruption at the highest level.
A nonprofit which is quietly about profit at the top.
Director (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 30, 2016
Poor healthcare = very very expensive. Cut throat "CFO group" breads negativity and is about budgets to ensure bonuses at the top, will exploit those of us who want to do good work and are willing to work extra hours with low supportive head count however the expectation of work being complete and perfect is of course prevalent. Cold non-personal/family oriented leadership. This is the case for all but those close to the CFO ensuring her success. Top level is out of touch and about profits in a non-profit!
10% 401K, 30% + Director Bonus
Executives out of touch and about profits in a non-profit…? Poor work life balance.
Conducts research and development in the energy industry
Technical Assistant III (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 27, 2016
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, we bring together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity.
Our research provides both short- and long-term solutions that enable the transformation of power systems to be more flexible, resilient and connected. Our ultimate goal is to provide society with safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity.
Non profit organization with a family based atmosphere.
Manager, Office Services (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – March 12, 2015
A typical day at work is very exciting. Dealing with the brilliant minds of scientist is very challenging and rewarding. The co-workers at EPRI are skilled and dedicated. Management allows you the space to grow personally and professionally. The most enjoyable part of working at EPRI was the family based atmosphere of a non-profit organization.
Nuclear Fuels and Chemistry Summer Intern (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – December 12, 2014
I spent the summer literally retyping a manual with updates because the company lost. They had framed the job with all kinds of nice rhetoric of how I "would incorporate thermodynamic theory into the industry leading thermodynamics calculations software," but instead I literally retyped a 1000 page manuscript. I got paid decently for data entry work, but could have spent the summer better.