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Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Culture is great - company cares about employees and encourage work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Strong financials, good benefits, exceptional reputation (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to move up internally (in 4 reviews)

  • It also doesn't feel like there is a lot of room for growth, many people have had the same titles for 5 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Students Activities Committee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a volunteer organization and you can be a member through which you can learn about technology, meet and work with several people around the globe and always have a family away from home.

    Cons

    Some members complain about not finding enough reasons to be a member but it all depends on how one utilizes the resources offered and if one finds them in the first place. Looking for opportunities can be time-consuming but rewards are good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work going and also try to incentivize key volunteer positions. Help proactively in finding out how things are being handled and if things are not going as expected, lend a helping hand towards them.


  2. "It's a job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool people, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  3. "Great for those who aren't"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    benefits were okay, some people were great, but people knew they worked for a slumping company with poor management and didn't care

    Cons

    lack of vision, lack of quality management, struggling future

    Advice to Management

    stay where you are, you can't do better


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  5. "IEEE Lacking Real Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and working from home policy.

    Cons

    The HR organization is lacking skill set around employee relations meaning they have no ability to provide a safe, non threatening work environment for the employees. There are quite a lot of senior leaders that manage by fear tactics and bullying, spit fullness, suppressing skilled staff from progressing in their career paths just to name a few, all of which is known by HR but swept under the rug. Classic response to the employee in these situations is that "It's a minor communication issue".

    Obvious discrimination when dealing with strong qualified women. For example promotions are given to those who do not qualify and end up being in over their heads, in one case a younger males simply because 'He had a good year".As a result of the lack of experience the organization is not protected from potential litigation based on some of their inappropriate actions and behaviors.

    Weak leadership has shown there is no clear path to move the organization forward and it remains stagnate. Communication skills by leadership is below average. HR tells staff via communications that they are committed to staff career paths but as a whole the organization frowns upon promoting within and fills leadership roles from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, take training on how to be a leader, start treating staff with the respect they deserve instead of looking down your nose at them because 'Your title is bigger than theirs", Look at the talent within the organization first before filling key roles.


  6. "Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing team to work with, very supportive

    Cons

    Outside of my team, didn't really have the opportunity to interact with others


  7. "Politics, top-down management style"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work-life balance, good benefits, flexible working hours (you can go to work at 7 am and leave at 3:30)

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics and power struggles. A lot of changes in the past years, which the management didn't do a good job communicating to the staff

    Advice to Management

    minimize the power struggles between the sr. managers. more open communication about changes in the organization


  8. "Founding principles are noble ... but politics are despicable"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This organization is founded on noble causes.
    Good Innovation - Great Organization
    Colleagues are smart and nice
    VOLUNTEERS - They work, they create and they direct the organization

    Cons

    IT management has been chaotic. No continuity
    The current IT in-charge is totally CLUELESS of IT.
    Who decided to get this RAT. Many feel that this fellow is a lunetic and unfit to be CIO.

    Advice to Management

    Foster noble culture first.
    Give a boot to chameleons and bully’s. They eat away the nobility in the founding vision.


  9. "A wonderful (if slow-moving) place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at IEEE part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are brilliant, passionate, funny and tight-knit. Lots of creative freedom, and a strong interest in trying out new things.

    Cons

    Legacy organization that moves a little slow. Long planning periods, and projects often get bogged down by involving too many departments

    Advice to Management

    Make room to try more lightweight sprints and quick experiments, rather than year-long roadmaps for projects or editorial schedules.


  10. "IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Positive IT change in progress

    Cons

    may be too little too late, top heavy management leads to delays in changing IT operating model, Sr IT management not in tune with industry and organization

    Advice to Management

    Sr. IT mgmnt a one man show-needs to change


  11. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They really have great Benefits

    Cons

    Management need to be held to a higher standard

    Advice to Management

    Dont just trust management cause they are management, listen to the employees



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