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IEEE Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
87 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.  

    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
  2. 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

  3.  

    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  7.  

    Good professional environment

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

    I worked at IEEE

    Pros

    Lots of resources for all professional community to utilize

    Cons

    Big organization so sometimes its hard to stay connected with others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Advice

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    non profit, no growth company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non-profit turning into a For-profit

    • 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 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
  10. 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

  11.  

    Sometimes great, sometimes infuriating

    • 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

    98% 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.

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    For 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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