At IEEE, 78 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 663 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.04. It was published on Sep 8, 2017. 4152 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
People celebrate special events around here.

What They Do

We asked IEEE to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity by inspiring a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10016 US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Piscataway, New Jersey; Washington, DC, District of Columbia; Los Alamitos, California US Employees: 1,125
Employees Worldwide: 1,196 Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1963

'Celebrating Giving Tuesday': Why I donate To IEEE Foundation - Employee proudly shares what inspires him to support the program close to heart.

Perks and Programs

We asked IEEE to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • REACH: REACH (Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History), a strategic initiative of the IEEE Foundation, is the IEEE History Center's new program that provides pre-university history teachers with free educational resources on the history of engineering & technology. IEEE-REACH site, still in beta version, has received the Ayrton Prize for Digital Engagement in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine from the British Society for the History of Science. Since launch, six months ago approx., almost 200 educators have signed up for the site, with a potential reach of over 12,000 students. History Center staff, in August, present a Professional Development Workshop based on the drones unit for high-school teachers in partnership with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, at the Intrepid in New York City.
  • WORK -LIFE PROGRAMS: IEEE provides for challenging work, encourages development & creates an environment with a purpose to create an effective & flexible workplace for all its employees. Work life options such as telecommuting, hoteling, PTO policies, compressed work week, summer hours etc. have provided IEEE employees with extended coverage &cross training opportunities, &decrease unplanned absences.Our work flex programs & family friendly policies have also widened opportunities for our talent pool, has had a positive impact on our talent, hiring cost & above all opened new sources of talent. Importantly these flexibility options provide work- life balance for our multi-generational workforce & continually promotes diversity, has a positive impact on workplace culture, productivity, &morale.
  • WELLNESS PROGRAMS: Our workplace Wellness programs are designed to support employees { at times their families} as they support behavior that improves quality of life, personal health goals and is invested in the overall health of the employees.Some examples of wellness programs include initiatives to help employees stop smoking, EAP , weight loss programs, and preventative health screenings.Besides that there are varied wellness offerings at IEEE , such as : Affinity Federal Credit Union ,Wellness and Lifestyle Management Programs (All Offices),Medical Premium Incentive Program,Onsite Chair Massages,and Onsite Guided Meditation Classes at some locations, ErgoDynamics assessment& recommendations, Onsite Oil Change, Onsite Vehicle Detailing services,Onsite/Telephonic Health Coaching Tobacco Cessation Classes (Onsite NJ, online alternate offices) etc.
  • IEEE SMART VILLAGE PROJECT {ISV: IEEE Smart Village (ISV) is an IEEE Foundation Signature Program whose mission is to empower off-grid communities through education & the creation of sustainable, affordable, & locally owned entrepreneurial energy businesses. ISV has programs underway in Benin, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Sudan, & Zambia, serving more than 50,000 people in 34 villages. Regis University & ISV, to bring solar power to remote regions globally, have formed a partnership between the university’s Master of Development Practice (MDP) & the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program. Using Innovative Global Classroom Technology, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in any location can participate. In 2016, IEEE staff members, along with the National Geo.Doc., went to the Himalayas to light up a monastery!
  • IEEE PES Scholarship Plus: IEEE continues to create & promote programs to get the upcoming generations interested and passionate about engineering. Another way IEEE is helping to bridge this gap is with the PES Scholarship Plus program. This program provides college students, who are undecided in their major, a financial incentive to settle on engineering as their course of study. The scholarship provides students with information about Power Engineering and some unique problems that these types of engineers help solve. It also provides students with university resources and access to the Power and Energy Society Career page.
  • D&I Programs: IEEE’s D&I team continues to promote a culture that values Diversity & Inclusion through events such as:*IEEE’s Diversity Week:Employees connected over coffee chats, free lunches, discussions around culture, and foods in celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Dev. *Delivering Inspiration on International Women's day {IWD}-As part of IWD held on 8 March,D&I team invited staff globally to celebrate women's achievements & also encouraged them to express their appreciation for a colleague by sending a special IWD’s greeting card electronically/ printed. In honor of IWD, 5 women leaders from the Management Council shared their thoughts on what they're proud of, &what their own experience has been working at this organization. 
  • Mentoring Program For Development: The Mentoring Program is intended to provide developmental opportunities for both mentees and mentors, and provide new opportunities to build a strong learning environment at IEEE. Program's objectives are : 1.Provide career development support 2.Drive higher employee engagement and leadership excellence 3.Increase nimbleness and operational efficiency 4.Achieve competency-based growth plans for mentees 5.Build learning agility. Building networks across IEEE, intent of the program, is to drive the importance of nimbleness and agility as a key to driving a high performance culture as well as reap from it's benefits in terms of higher revenue, more innovation, & higher employee satisfaction.
  • The MOVE Project: IEEE-USA’s Community Outreach Initiative (The MOVE Project-Mobile Outreach VEhicle) offers a mobile emergency relief program committed to assisting victims of natural disasters with short-term communications, computer, & power solutions.These temporary emergency relief provisions will help people stay connected & make sure they can access the help they need. Services will include cell phone charging, communications support, and lighting to disaster victims. Disaster Relief Deployments so far: In 2017-Hurricane Harvey: 25 August 2017 until TBD Missouri Flood Relief Deployment: 4 -16 May 2017. In 2016- Tennessee Wildfires: 1-6 December 2016 Hurricane Matthew (Florida and North Carolina): 6 – 21 October 2016 Hurricane Hermine (North Carolina): 1-3 September 2016 Louisiana Flood Relief: 15 – 23 August 2016 West Virginia Flood Relief: 26 June – 12 July 2016


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 75%)
72% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for 75%) 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
25 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $1,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Employee celebrating


22 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 22 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
12 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
22 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (85% use it)
  • Telecommute option (55% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (25% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Oil Changes, Tread Desk, Walking Program (free FitBit),Various Vendors { food, Jewelry, Watch repair, soap etc.},cafeteria, Onsite Massage, Onsite Free Skin cancer Screening, Onsite Free Bio-Metrics Screening, Flu Shots, Yoga Classes, Zumba Classes, Wellness Coaching, Weight Watchers, On-Site Car Detailing Service,Dedicated lactation room,Free Retirement Planning workshops)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
95 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*13 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Executive Director & COO is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Employee proudly participates in Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference(IEEE Collabratec booth)


IEEE-USA’s Community Outreach Initiative (The MOVE Project) offers a mobile emergency relief program committed to assisting victims of natural disasters with short-term communications, computer, and power solutions.

How to Get Hired

We asked IEEE for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Apart from the 3 key hiring assessors i.e. Knowledge , Skills & Competencies, we at IEEE look for Motivation Ethics/values/Integrity Collaboration/Teamwork Decision Making/Judgment Continuous Improvement Strategic Planning/Strategic Agility/Communication {both Oral & written}/ Customer Focus Interpersonal Savviness/ Compassion/ Approach-ability/ Diverse perspective/ Listening Skills/ Intellectual Curiosity/ & Self Monitoring as some of the key characteristics in our potential employees

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

To make a lasting impression as a potential candidate display your values and present your niche be it in person or in your application.  Apply for jobs that correlate with your skills – a prospective employee should explain their skills in way that correlates directly to what is needed for the position and the value they can bring Informational Interview- coming prepared with examples or creative ideas or examples of work and how that is transferable to the position applied.Do not forget:  Demeanor,Dress for Success & to Be Honest 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Candidates that are intellectually curious highly technical, ethical, innovative, bring diverse perspective and creativity with an ability to think outside of the box are key to our unique talent pool! IEEE continues to focus on attracting talented and diverse population and takes pride it building a unique workforce. At IEEE we value: Credibility- Exemplify personal credibility and uphold personal as well professional ethics Competence- Ability to perform duties of the position Integrity- Do the right thing! Have ability to admit mistakes and treat them as learning opportunities Leadership- Willingness and desire to accept responsibility, results and collaborate to create an open environment. Ability to develop and living the values daily is key

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Know the Company-Be prepared for the interview by investing time in gaining understanding about IEEE’s business finding everything about the hiring manager. Research the IEEE website Utilize YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Sniff out the financial health of the organization as it goes long way to make your decisions, provides information on new products/services as well as speaking insight-fully during interview. Watch Community Interaction –finding out what the company has been up to lately {aside from news that comes up when you Google about the organization} In the interview, attempt to connect- listen and be open and honest. To make a lasting impression display your values and present your niche be it in person or in your application. The job market is flooded with an abundance of talented and qualified pool of people who are vying for the same job opening. Applicants have to make sure they’re thinking one step ahead of the rest. 

hiring Outlook

100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -0% Job Growth
8 Average applicants per opening 3,175 Total job applicants
5% New hires by employee referrals 12% Openings filled by current employees
19 Recent graduates hired 3% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
3% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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