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Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
71 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • Also some departments give employees great flexibility which really helps work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, work-life balance, telecommuting, travel opportunities (in 7 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.  

    Evolving with new challenges

    • 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

    Constantly changing work environment with a supporting work culture.

    Cons

    As a professional society with Volunteer oversight, decision making authority can be ambiguous and at a pace slower than private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are many wellness benefits, the campus is beautiful and the organization does a good job of providing opportunities for employees to network and get to know co-workers. There is also ample training opportunities and a tuition reimbursement program. And most departments offer the opportunity to work from home one day a week.

    Cons

    If you are used to corporate life and generous bonuses you will not find that here unless you are an executive. Performance review policy is a little strange because leadership peers discuss who can/should get a designated level and increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    observation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Cafeteria, location, somewhat work-life balance

    Cons

    "If there is a hard way - we will find it" - should be a motto for this .org

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and don't torture e-es with idiotically horrendous 6 mo reviews. Learn how to work among yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Finally a company where management understands the concept of "A happy employee is a productive employee." There has been positive team building, innovative ways to move the company forward and they actually listen to what the employees have to say (both good and bad). It is not surprising to see the CEO walking through the halls with a smile on his face and being very friendly or stopping to chat to the employees. The employees are amazing to work with and very friendly. The benefits are great and they are constantly implementing new things to help keep us both happy and healthy. Some programs offered are onsite chair massages, a bicycle program (where you can check out a bike and take advantage of a nice bicycle ride in the park next to the office), medical premium incentive programs and onsite yoga & rumba classes.

    Cons

    Depending on what department you work in promotions are slow in obtaining.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gangs of Politics with No responsibility and accountability

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

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

    Pros

    You can join IEEE and plan for retirement.
    Only three rules to survive:
    1. Say what majority says
    2. Play politics or be a puppet of someone who can
    3. Always remember rule 1 and rule 2.

    Cons

    People made it to top management in IT based on politics and favoritism. This makes them head strong and less adaptive to any change for good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire Senior Staff Directors, Staff Directors, Sr. Directors, and Directors, not CIO's. This the main source of contamination. Think about it, how can a CIO will go bad for every 2-3 years in this enterprise? It does not make sense. Don't just make ONE person scapegoat when something bad happens.

    Favoritism kills the innovative/smart working talent left in the enterprise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for, smart people, but bad upper Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Where do I start? I work with some of the most engaged, smart and hard working people in industry. People who genuinely care about you as a person and about the company they work for. The culture at IEEE has been unmatched for years. Middle management is great. Workers are great. Most people have worked for the company a long time and understand everything about it. Good benefits, work-life balance, telecommuting, travel opportunities. Great company mission of Advancing Technology for Humanity.

    Cons

    The current Management Council lacks direction and has many newer employees (since 2010) who do not understand the unique organization and culture. They are slowly converting the company culture to that of a for profit company, including mistrust, cutthroat, silos, etc. There are also good people on the MC so I don't want to drag everyone down, but the toxic people give the MC a bad reputation overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to replace a good 3-5 members of the Management Council who do not understand our organization are not fit to lead large groups within our company. Surveys should give you a clue as to who they are. Embrace the "old school" culture of an engineering not-for profit society with a mission to make the world a better place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you love play politics, join IEEE

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IEEE

    Pros

    Learning why relationship is more important than anything else.

    Cons

    Worst place I've ever worked. Focus is rarely on work. I miss for-profit environment and great team work so much!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure what top management is doing. They seem to care about politics more than anything else. There's no clear vision or direction and everything seems to be a priority. Work/life balance is the worst I've experienced.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good organization, bad management

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting organization in that it deals with some of the greatest technology minds in the world-- has a long history-- very respected

    Cons

    It depends what department you work in-- I think some are great, some are bad. There are a lot of people have been there 20 or 30 years and are resistant to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it. Do not promise X amount to the memebership when there is no way for the staff to complete that much work. You are working everyone to death and the morale is low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Important job, too much volunteer control

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Changed perspective (updating earlier review)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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