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Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • One good thing about a laid back culture is work-LIFE balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits and very nice people (in 13 reviews)

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

  • Difficult to move around internally (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Harassment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IEEE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers, travel opportunities, salary

    Cons

    Senior management is disconnected from daily company operations. Middle management wreaks havoc among operations employees. No oversight or accountability. Harassment and intimidation is prevalent within the New Jersey location.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess your long term employees ability to complete goals. It seems like the only thing they've advanced in is how to get away with doing the least, traveling the most, and stomping on anyone who might pose a threat to their easy work day.


  2. "Data Center Operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Center Operator in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Center Operator in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and amenities.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Define a clearer path of advancement.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Laid back, community/volunteer driven"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One good thing about a laid back culture is work-LIFE balance. IEEE is the place to be if you are looking for a 9-5.

    Cons

    Extremely territorial, to the extent that it impacts progress and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Culture eats strategy for breakfast.


  4. "WHATEVER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    BENIFITS are good, when you use them

    Cons

    too many layers, need to streamline from top down

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IEEE full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great opportunity to network, assists you in staying current

    Cons

    Many times there are too many layers to find answers


  6. "Current Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is something special about working for a non profit organization and helping to change the world for the better. There are plenty of interesting projects and opportunity to learn. Benefits are not too bad, 401k contributions from IEEE get better the longer you work there. Very stable, won't go out of business or have layoffs.

    Cons

    Salary tends to be lower than in for profit world (although not horrible). Politics are more common than in for profit world. Opportunities for promotion within are limited (although possible). CEO is "retiring" sometime in 2017-2018, so there could be some "transition period" with upper management and direction.


  7. "It's a job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool people, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for those who aren't"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "IEEE Lacking Real Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "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.


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