IEEE Reviews

Updated Feb 6, 2020

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  • "Rumors continue that volunteers can get you fired(in 16 reviews)

  • "Egos abound in upper management and volunteers(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A very large non-profit trying to do the right thing"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance Org actually aspires to advance technology for humanity Passionate volunteers around the globe help the org grow and prosper

    Cons

    Decision making by committee is often slow Some leaders need to make decisions more quickly, not be afraid to take risks, fail fast, learn, and try something else

  2. "Nice Place to Work At"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Success Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at IEEE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Teamwork and support from other departments is strong

    Cons

    Heavy workload and too much overtime

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  3. "Good Place to Work for a few years"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for if you are just starting out. There are great benefits, vacation days, and WFH opportunities.

    Cons

    There is not much room for growth or movement. Many upper levels stay in their positions for decades not leaving the newcomers anywhere to go. There is also a lot of blatant favoritism from management regardless of work ethic.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Abandon hope all ye who enter here"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IEEE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None--maybe the cafeteria food, that's about it.

    Cons

    Every department is being downsized. People who are making too much money, which is typically people in their 50s, are being targeted to be let go as more and more of the work is being outsourced. Current employees are training outsource vendors to do their jobs, and then they are let go en masse, and replaced several months later by younger employees with lower salaries and new job titles.The current "leadership team" are a bunch of lemmings following a CEO with dollar signs in his eyes, and NO respect for the people who work there. There is no loyalty, just a culture of fear. As outsourcing becomes more pervasive through out this company, no one is safe. And if you are newly on board, you are making at least 20-30K less than the person you replaced. Wake up. Move on and find a place that appreciates your work, and isn't so willing to give your work, and your value, away to India.

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Zombieland"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Publications Staff in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is great if you don't like to work very hard but want to collect a descent salary and get ok benefits. The vacation time is also very generous. The buildings are fine, but woefully outdated as far as resources and design.

    Cons

    The leadership is a joke. We all understand that scholarly publishing is the Titanic that hit the iceberg more than 15 years ago, but how many times can we be lied to by our leaders that things are fine. Don't worry, we'll be ok, as they continue to kick the can down the road doing the same things over and over with diminishing returns. The base level staff are treated as mice in a cage by them, completely oblivious to the overall state of the organization. I see it on the faces of everyone I pass, we are zombies here. There is a haze that has come over us because deep down, and some of us not so deep, we know how irrelevant most of our jobs, let alone the publishing aspect of our organization are. Days turn into months, months turn into years, next thing you know, a decade has passed and nothing has changed. We're all trying to grasp at the last floating board in the freezing water.

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  6. "Good benefits but lacks communication"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IEEE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very good benefits and perks and generally, the staff are mostly well-liked

    Cons

    the company has good intentions, but lacks in communication toward employees and ultimately their growth and well-being. This creates anxiety and insecurity. They shoot themselves in the foot by being short sighted on where to spend money and help the employee

  7. "Great work environment and strong contribution to the technology community."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is positive and can be observed in the everyday exchanges among employees. There is still a good work / life balance and the organization is making a real contribution to the world of technology. I enjoy my job and sense that I make a contribution. Compensation is good for a non-profit and benefits are also good. Current leadership is driving an effective agenda of improved financial performance.

    Cons

    The volunteer organization creates an uncollaborative environment at the senior levels and the organization accepts this state of affairs. Rumors continue that volunteers can get you fired. There are employees not pulling their weight around the organization and managers seem to ignore the issue. This creates an overall culture of average performance. In recent years, the rug has been pulled out from under HR by senior leadership and they have difficulty making the impact that they have in past years. Annual changes in volunteer leadership drives new strategies every year that are not productive and in some cases quite amusing.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "HR Employee Relations is seriously lacking"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is good to work for, the benefits are great and the work flexibility.

    Cons

    The HR Employee relations is terrible. An entire department had an issue and nothing was done. Very unprofessional, does not keep information confidential and protects upper management

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits but HR is horrible"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Piscataway, NJ

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

    Pros

    The vacation days, personal days, work from home and benefits are great

    Cons

    If you have a problem with anything and need to go to HR the employees relation contact is useless. She will sit and listen and take notes but never follows up and has not helped issues that continue to come up

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Has high ideals for itself but falls short.....regularly"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - IT Person in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits...health insurance has been going up but still the benefits are comparable for the industry. The people that work for the company are very dedicated. Pay depends on who is hiring you and the position but seems to be pretty good as pay stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Hmm where to start... The IT department likes post its ideals on walls and all-hands townhall meetings. With things like ethics and transparency, but unfortunately that is the only place that it exist, on paper. The CIO constantly deflects questions from employees always pushing back on employees to lead, but then when employees try to lead he can't help but micromanage even the smallest detail or tell you that your perception is wrong. This leads to eventually employees scratching their heads trying to figure out what he really wants. On one hand he leaves direction to the staff or managers but behind the scenes he is micro managing ever detail. In addition to the lack of transparency, the IEEE overall but IT most importantly is in the midst of trying to reduce the budget through attrition and layoffs. So when someone on your team leaves that person is not replaced and your work is doubled. Some teams have lost several people and headcounts moved to more manager / director positions. Classic to many chiefs, not enough Indians scenario. Also new teams are being formed, but there is no clarification as to why those selected are being moved. The positions are brand new that will have totally new job functions but none of the positions were made open to the whole company to interview. The only thing that is clear is the everyone selected(non management) is on a H1B visas....

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