IEM Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
10 Reviews
2.9
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Long term satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Confidential  in  Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Confidential in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at IEM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I love how everyone is so friendly but still retain professionalism. So many of the staff have tenure for 10 or 20 years plus. When the HQ relocated from LA to NC many staff moved state in order to continue their career. I think that's an amazing testament to how great this company really is. I couldn't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    The benefits are mostly competitive. I suppose there could be more career opportunities... but like most other places I have been, it's down to the individual to make their aspirations known and then work towards them. I don't agree with some of the previous reviewers. In my experience many staff have either moved roles or been promoted. It's very doable if you have the skill and drive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Million dollar bonuses would be welcomed :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IEM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IEM

    Pros

    work life balance career pro

    Cons

    work life time off cons

  3.  

    I would look elsewhere, company has gone downhill

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IEM full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible with work-life, although they will work you to death.

    Cons

    Used to be a great place, but the structure became much more rigid. Management is out of touch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    D.T.A. (Don't Trust Anybody) in Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented staff here. Some very knowledgeable individuals. Depending on program, can definitely feel like you can make a difference. Have ability to pick up some new skill sets, and take responsibility for new projects/roles.

    Cons

    Problems start at the top. Pay is terrible, benefits are nothing special. Expect to have little to nothing in your annual review. Too many in management feel it necessary to knock you; make one mad, and people can turn in an instant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in the upper levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing and Dishonest

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

    I worked at IEM full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people at IEM, but really there are some good people at just about every company. Beyond that the outlook for IEM is grim

    Cons

    Unprofessional and dishonest in many areas: hiring, compensation, stability, career growth. The wheels seem to be coming off the wagon and no one is able to figure out how to get the company back on track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are riding a sinking ship. Get it together and right it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at IEM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sharp employees, flexible schedule. Very interesting and unusual projects.

    Cons

    Great place to learn, but little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO has knack for identifying talent. The CEO is highly regarded and well-respected in the emergency management sector. Lower- and mid-level management needs to work harder at growing talent. Expect cutbacks in military budget to cause short-term problems.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It pays the bills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IEM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some great people working for IEM and they can provide and fun environment.

    Cons

    Pay is low and there is little to no hope for raises or bonuses; very few, if any, room for advancement. Morale is quite low for most all departments and management seems unmotivated to change it. Management is unskilled at leading and motivating employees. Most coworkers are discouraged and unhappy at their jobs; the revolving door of employees at all levels does not bode well for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on morale and employee motivation. Give employees a career path to follow and performance-based pay increase incentives. The talented people are there, but in order to retain them, changes are needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Consider based on requirements

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    good software development team, good technology level, great place to learn latest and greatest technologies

    Cons

    bad scope for hikes or bonuses, negotiate a good starting salary since that is bound to stay the same, limited growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please consider the work each employee does relative to his/her team and not as a whole with regard to how much marketing or sales or proposal work he/she does

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment to learn; not to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EM Associate  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - EM Associate in Durham, NC

    I have been working at IEM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people work at IEM and as an employee you get your hands in on a myriad of projects across sectors and stakeholder levels. Really valuable opportunities to gain experience outside of specialty area. The most flexible working environment as well!

    Cons

    There is no room for professional growth and very little opportunity for sponsored professional development. Project execution is carried out at the Associate or Analyst level. The Managers serve more as salesmen than anything else. Very few opportunities to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote visibility of employee expertise across company.
    Provide a means of internal growth to promote employee longevity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IEM

    Pros

    Good working environment and good support from the management

    Cons

    Sometimes things are dragging on too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for process improvement

    Recommends

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