At IEEE, 77 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 730 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.81. It was published on Sep 9, 2016. 1607 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.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.

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 US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Piscataway, New Jersey; Washington, DC, District of Columbia; Los Alamitos, California US Employees: 1,129
Employees Worldwide: 1,188 Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1963

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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.

  • IEEE SMART VILLAGE: Empowering off-grid communities-ISV is passionate about empowering lives in remote communities in lasting, sustainable way through the delivery of energy, technology & than 430,000 members across IEEE have partnered to deliver immediate, life-changing impact to the world's poorest and most energy deprived populations.In 2015, through our partners in Nigeria, three 24kW micro-utilities to energy-impoverished off grid communities were deployed bringing power to 200 households and 1,600 people.In Zambia a solar kit in the community of Ipafu, Fiibaba was sponsored. We have had IEEE staff members, along with the National Geo.Doc., who went to the  Himalayas to light up a monastery!! So far IEEE's ISV initiative/program has touched 10 countries with numerous projects, has impacted 50,000+ people and has delivered successful pilots in 34 villages.
  • 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.
  • ADOPTION SUPPORT: The IEEE Adoption Assistance Program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible employees who are building families.Eligible adoption-related expenses are reimbursed up to a maximum of $5,000 per adopted child. Certain expenses directly related to the adoption are reimbursable.This is benefit that our employees find most rewarding and some go to the extent of stating it as ' the most life-changing' benefit at IEEE
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave: IEEE's new "paid" Maternity-Paternity Leave policy aids work-life balance and workplace diversity.Eligible employees receive salary continuation for up to four weeks (20 work days), at their regular weekly rate of pay (exclusive of overtime, commissions, and bonuses), up to a maximum of US$1,500 (gross).
  • D&I Programs: There have been quite a few remarkable programs led by the IEEE Diversity& Inclusion Team since its inception in 2015, for example: *D&I Week in May of 2016 which included various activities throughout the week to engage employees with each other. *Delivering Inspiration on International Women's day {March 8, 2016}-As part of International Women's Day held on 8 March, the IEEE *Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) team invited the IEEE offices to celebrate women's achievements. * IEEE's 1st International Employee Art Show {2015-16}-more than 120 pieces of art from 40 employee artists were on display at IEEE locations & IEEE's internal portal. This show highlights the diversity, creativity, and talent of our staff.
  • On-Site Bike Program: IEEE has on-site bicycles for employees to use during their break time. There is a bike path allowing for safe riding, not on roads with traffic. The bikes are available throughout the day for anyone who chooses to use them. The program has been very positive, tying in with the overall Health & Wellness programs of IEEE.


4% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
25 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k)
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
Employees getting to know each other on


22 days Paid time off after one year of full-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


  • Flexible schedule (70% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Telecommute option (40% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning


60 days Job-protected maternity leave20 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
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
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


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)


  • Executive Director & COO is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

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Humbled and Proud:Employee at IEEE Honors Ceremony

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?

Motivation Ethics/values/Integrity Collaboration/Teamwork Decision Making/Judgment Continuous Improvement Strategic Planning/Strategic Agility Communication {both Oral & written} Customer Focus Interpersonal Savviness Compassion Approachability Diverse perspective Listening Skills

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

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. In the interview make an attempt to connect- listen and be open and honest. To make a lasting impression showcase 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. 

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

Candidates that are highly technical, ethical, innovative, bring diverse perspective and creativity with an ability to think outside of the box!

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

Research the IEEE website Review IEEE news and career postings Utilize on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter etc. Review Xplore and Collabratec

hiring Outlook

166 Job openings forecast for coming year 1% Job Growth
28 Average applicants per opening 4,465 Applications received
100 Positions filled in past year 20% New hires by employee referrals
66 New positions created 32 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 3% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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