IEEE Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
82 Reviews
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82 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    • 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
  2. 1 person 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.

  3. 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 an 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
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  5.  

    People are awesome, management needs new direction

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

    I worked at IEEE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are wonderful and make the craziness worthwhile. It's a place you go and stay. Benefits are wonderful, flexible scheduling depending on the department you work in.

    Cons

    New management council members are screwing it all up. Bringing in people that don't fit the culture and therefore create a negative work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management Council -- You have great people leaving the company because of your inability to work together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place

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

    I worked at IEEE

    Pros

    Work Life Balance. They care

    Cons

    Politics. Like in any other large company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Publications

    • 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to advance and find new jobs

  11.  

    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

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