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Updated Apr 15, 2014
IEEE – Piscataway – “Progress”

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James Prendergast

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Pros:
  • "Good benefits and working conditions, life work balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "98% of the staff and volunteers you work are great people"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "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"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Management gets away with murder and HR does nothing about it"
    in 2 reviews
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Agonizingly SLOW transformation underway

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Piscataway, NJ

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Senior Programmer and Above (Current Employee)
Piscataway, NJ

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

ProsEven 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.

ConsSlow 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 Senior ManagementThey 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good professional environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IEEE

ProsLots of resources for all professional community to utilize

ConsBig organization so sometimes its hard to stay connected with others

Advice to Senior ManagementNo Advice

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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non profit, no growth company

Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee)
Piscataway, NJ

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

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

Conslot 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 Senior ManagementThey need to streamline the management, its top heavy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Non-profit turning into a For-profit

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Piscataway, NJ

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

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good work place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IEEE

Prossafe work place with good benefits. nice group of people

Consslow paced, less competitive and more tactical

Advice to Senior Managementneeds to be open minded and competitive

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Sometimes great, sometimes infuriating

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IEEE full-time

Pros98% of the staff and volunteers you work are great people. Friendly, committed, and professional. The group I work in is very professional, believes in professional development, and is family friendly. I couldn't ask for a better work team and boss.

Cons1) Volunteer leadership changes every year so sometimes it is run so poorly and this can be infuriating and demoralizing. 2) Staff at the higher levels is not very racially diverse. I doubt this is intentional but I don't believe there is a real commitment to a more diverse workforce. 3) there is a lot of inconsistencies in different departments - like some value professional development and will pay for training while others won't; some really are family friendly and others aren't; etc. If you are considering working there, try to talk with non-supervisors and ask them questions about the environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor top staff management council: stop making decisions in your insular vacuum. You don't know what really goes on.
For top volunteer management: staff are true partners; when you say negative things about staff, you demoralize them which helps no one. If you have a particular problem with a specific staff member, deal with it one-on-one and don't generalize. For the most part, staff are very dedicated to volunteers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Hard working people who do not have a strategy for success

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IEEE

Proswonderful people who want to build a great organization

Consno vision, strategy that creates a great membership organization

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from Unions like SEIU and others. Survey professionals that are not members to understand their needs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexibility, telecommuting, family oriented, best employer 2012-13

ConsSenior Management needs to show less favoritism, very poor communication skills, not utilizing employee's potential fully.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to be more involved in day to day aspects of employees and their needs and wants.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Management has a lot of "scope for improvement"

Info Tech (Current Employee)

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

ProsLucky to have a good supervisor, scope for socializing,
Internal - recreational benefits - yoga, pilates, zumba classes.
pet programs,
Summer hours (dependent on your boss)

ConsIncreasing stress, Management pretends to make use of annual surveys to improve.
unpredictable environment, uncertainty all around

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate clearly (if you decide to),

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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