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James Prendergast
72 Ratings
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  • "As a volunteer you get only positive experience(in 9 reviews)

  • "Senior management is disconnected from daily company operations(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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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

    IEEE2018-09-28
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Worst Place to Work in New Jersey"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, work life balance is good.

    Cons

    The board of directors have absolutely no skill set in hiring leadership. They continue to pick these second rate individuals to come in and cut cost/staff but do nothing else. If budget cuts are what they want that's fine but they should have an exit strategy for the individual they hire to do the budget cutting, replacing them with skilled leadership to manage after the cuts. So for example: IT CIO - cut staff far...

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    Advice to Management

    It's time for a house cleaning in leadership, not just in IT but in the management council as well. The main problems start with the top leadership and until that's fixed it doesn't matter how much you cut blow them, significant issues will continue to remain.

    IEEE2019-05-01
  3. Helpful (4)

    "No longer a good place to work"

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

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Salary, health insurance, vacation and sick leave policy

    Cons

    They don't care about the employees, there is no clear vision and direction for the organization, there is lots of redundancy, many people doing the same thing. Many different groups working in silos there is no cohesion

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should work better together. Reduce spending the mandatory consolidation of tools. This organization is too large not to have some mandatory consolidated tools and systems to allow for accurate reporting. The way things are run now it leaves IEEE open to a tremendous amount of risk. Volunteer should not be responsible for finances.

    IEEE2019-03-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance, lacks ambition & change"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance and benefits. Perfect place for someone who wants to come to work and not think about it when they go home

    Cons

    A lot of people have worked here forever and don't want change or have ability to think outside of the organization. Bland environment with limited creativity and growth opportunities. New CEO over the past year, so going through changes culturally

    Advice to Management

    Support and reward those who show ambition and want to make positive change

    IEEE2019-01-28
  5. "Professional Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    On the cutting edge of technology and standards

    Cons

    Can be slow and bureaucratic

    IEEE2018-11-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "good mission, lack of effective leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    fair pay, good benefits, cafeteria, hard working staff

    Cons

    New COO creating little/ no transparency between senior leadership and staff. Head of HR role has been vacant for 2 years. Acting CHRO essentially non-existent. Shows how much the company values the employees..

    IEEE2018-10-24
  7. "Positive Internship Experience"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands on management, structured office, many opportunities

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    IEEE2018-06-06
  8. "Review of working in IEEE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE

    Pros

    It is a great networking place

    Cons

    The average age of volunteering is senior

    IEEE2018-06-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    friendly working environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    decision making process is time consuming, bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    empower staff members

    IEEE2018-05-28
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, good salary, nice coworkers, but slow to make changes."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The company really takes care of its employees. Benefits are great and the environment is laid back but still professional. People are friendly - no backstabbing!

    Cons

    It's very behind the times. Staff answers to a worldwide network of volunteers. and it's hard to move anything forward without their approval. Different departments can sometimes have vastly different flexibility and policies for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times! A good work-life balance makes for happy employees. Work on reducing silos. make staff policies across the board, not based on a manager's discretion.

    IEEE2018-05-10
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