At IEEE, 74 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 624 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.19. It was published on Sep 7, 2018. 5191 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.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

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: 1,115
Worldwide Revenues: $496.7 million Employees Worldwide: 1,188
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1963

Realize the Full Potential of IEEE Campaign was formally launched in February 2018 with the flick of a symbolic wireless switch by the combined efforts of IEEE Foundation Executive Director Karen Galuchie, IEEE Foundation President John Treichler, IEEE Executive Directo

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.
  • TryEngineering Together: TryEngineering Together is a response to the urgent need to inspire and educate our future generation of engineers and as part of the global commitment to develop a robust STEM workforce for the future. Created by Cricket Media, Inc. and IEEE. TryEngineering Together partners with corporations to match company employee volunteers with students in 3rd to 5th grade, particularly those in economically disadvantaged communities, in 1:1 ‘eMentoring’ relationships to create safe , powerful STEM learning experiences. By exploring the wonders of flight, learning about how wind energy helps to preserve our plants or how inventions are shaping our future the program inspires and educate the next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals. Learn more about TryEngineering together:
  • 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.
  • PROJECT JUNTOS PODEMOS – Together We Can: An IEEE Foundation effort whose mission is to marshal all available resources to drive far-reaching global initiatives designed to transform lives through the power of technology & education. IEEE members living in Puerto Rico devised a two-phased approach – Juntos Podemos – Together We Can – to bring light into the darkness & a new day to the most severely-stricken areas of the island by Hurricane Maria. First, IEEE members, using their own transportation, distributed 500 solar lanterns to nine different communities, bringing light to more than 1,100 residents. Second, IEEE members & students built & delivered unique ‘OASIS de Luz’ solar-powered systems capable of recharging small electronic devices and refrigeration for medications & perishables to four interior communities. The residents of all four communities were overjoyed to welcome the OASIS units & described them as an excellent alternative while Puerto Rico’s electric utility continues to address restoration needs.
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM{LDP: LDP is a unique developmental opportunity for all senior leaders. The purpose is to build leadership skills through an approach aligned with IEEE competencies, and enhance IEEE results through the strengthening of a high performance culture. It represents a significant investment by IEEE to support your ongoing development. Objectives of the program are to: • Clarify your leadership strengths and areas of opportunity through 360° feedback and create a development plan to build capability • Increase understanding of your leadership responsibilities • Understand how to build a high performance culture in your organization • Learn and apply principles to build trust broadly across IEEE • Understand IEEE financials and expand business acumen • Intent of the program is to continue building networks across IEEE, to drive the importance of nimbleness and agility for driving a high performance culture as well as reap from it's benefits in terms of higher revenue, more innovation, & higher employee satisfaction.
  • 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 connect 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}- 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. Curated by the IEEE’s D & I Team, the second ‘International Employee Art Show’ was a tremendous success, thanks to the wonderful contributions from all of our talented employees globally. They submitted their best work for physical display at their local office globally, as well as electronic display on InsideIEEE. The event truly supported an environment that recognizes a wide range of human experiences, expressions, similarities, differences and culture of inclusion.


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 75)
73% 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 Student loan debt repayment
Employees 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
15 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 15 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (85% use it)
  • Telecommute option (55% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (25% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (1.EAP services 2.On-site Guided meditation classes 3.Adoption reimbursement 4.Tuition reimbursement 5.Telecommuting options 6.Flexible Start times 7.LifeLock Identity Theft Protection Services 8.Nutrition Program (Discounted Weight Watchers Program} 9.Walking Spree Virtual Walking Program {Free pedometers} 10.Walking Meeting Rooms 11.Chair massages 12.On-site Fitness Classes at certain location {Zumba, Yoga, etc.} 13.Dedicated Wellness Studio for fitness classes as well as meditation/ prayers 14.Discount offers for a Nationwide fitness gym/club 15.Discount offers for local daycare centers 16.Dedicated Lactation room 17.Free Bio-metric Screenings 18.Medical Premium Incentive Programs 19.Free annual Flu Shots 20.Free wellness workshops 21.Partner with cafeteria staff to provide weekly take home meals 22.Free Skin Screening 23.Online entertainment concierge 24.On-Site Oil change service 25.Varied wellness articles and resources 26.Weekly onsite vendors {promoting goods and services} 27. Wellness Programs such as 'Hydrate Challenge', Lunch & learns in selected locations etc. 28.Annual Wellness & Benefits Fair 29. 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)*10 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

John Hunt Leads environmental impact team Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • CFO/Acting CHRO oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • 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
  • 3 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

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Workforce Diversity



MOVE {Mobile Outreach VEhicle} Community Outreach – an IEEE-USA Initiative is an 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-Prepare 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. 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 -1% Job Growth
42 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 5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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