IEEE Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
76 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and working conditions, life work balance (in 6 reviews)

  • 98% of the staff and volunteers you work are great people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management needs to clue themselves in and needs to work together (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to work together and support cross-unit teams (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Important job, too much volunteer control

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. I love my team, my boss, and my boss's boss. In addition, I feel a real connection to the mission of the organization and the work we do.

    Cons

    Volunteers control too much, and don't always think about the big picture. Like many organizations, there are significant issues with silos, and these aren't getting better, and may, in fact, be getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management Council needs to be on the same page. Staff leadership needs to lead! Lack of speed in decision making and communicating where things stand creates major uncertainties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Changed perspective (updating earlier review)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Info Tech  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Info Tech in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company considers genuine requests (personal situations), Accommodates as much as possible to help you cope and still keep the job.
    HR is also very cooperative, shares all the possible benefits and options available for you.

    Cons

    The organization has assisted a lot so no cons from me.
    But in general the company just lost a good CIO recently. Will miss his leadership and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - but a thank you note to HR - Please keep up the humane touch in the interactions with the employees. It is a good moral support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IEEE is a solid organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IEEE

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, modernizing systems, some opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Organization transiting to more of a corporate entity and job security is dicier. Now you are afraid to make mistakes which will only hurt the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior staff needs to promote working together by setting the example.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at IEEE as a contractor

    Pros

    Good mission. Some great people. Volunteers bring slice of idealism that is vitalizing

    Cons

    Senior management needs to clue themselves in and needs to work together. They talk about how the middle managers need to work as "one" but the senior management is one fractured, out-of-touch group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together. The pie is big, a rising tide lifts all boats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Publications

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

    I have been working at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    Non profit company with a great vision, good training, managers who care, ability to telecommute

    Cons

    Hard to advance and find new jobs

  7.  

    If you want good stable job with benefits , this is the company you are looking for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer and Above  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer and Above in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Even though a non profit company for IT folks it is same as any other IT department with tight timelines.
    But Flexible about hours.

    I think it is a good company to work if you work other than IT. But i don't think the pay will be good for non IT department.

    Cons

    Slow in getting promotions. In my opinion Top management CEO / CTO have no clue on what they are doing.

    I don't think they know what employees think about them and their action or they don't care.

    Really bad in communication with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should really consider promoting people and improve communication to the staff. Very bad in communication with employees. No body knows what is happening in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Agonizingly SLOW transformation underway

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and working conditions, life work balance. Generally nice people, staff and volunteer. Interesting mission and many ways to draw value from efforts

    Cons

    Whew, here we go: Many non-professional staff filling roles over their head; little bias for action, staff are content to let volunteers tell them what to do; Very political (hallway half abound!); most groups are so narrowly minded, MAJOR silos exist; infighting and lack of coordination among senior management - new hires vs old guard; senior management would be B or C team in industry; pay is way under market rate for locations; limited resources, poor infrastructure and heavy bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real vision and strategic plan - communicate it, live it, reinforce it with both volunteers and staff. Make some hard decisions and show progress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    non profit, no growth company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are not career oriented and just need a job that pays you, Ieee is the company for you.

    Cons

    lot of deadwood, no growth prospects, dirty office politics.Other department might be okay however IT dept really need a lot of cleanup. They have a part time CIO (acts like a par time one) who has introduced new senior management positions and made the dept top heavy. there is hardly any motivation or encouragement in the organization. There was a consulting company who had recommended changes/cleanup but HR dept doe not have the guts to take bold steps but just wants to maintain the statusquo. Since its non profit, they dont have to really perform well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to streamline the management, its top heavy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non-profit turning into a For-profit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits package.
    Work with high-level volunteers in the industry.

    Cons

    New management is becoming more sales focused.
    Work-life balance declining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your slogan, "Advancing Technology for Humanity," instead of the bottom line. IEEE members have expressed dissatisfaction of rising fees with no benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IEEE

    Pros

    safe work place with good benefits. nice group of people

    Cons

    slow paced, less competitive and more tactical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to be open minded and competitive

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