At Integrated Project Management Company, Inc., 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 106 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.04. It was published on Jul 18, 2016. 14521 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
99%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
98%
 
Management is approachable, easy to talk with.
98%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
97%
 
People care about each other here.
97%
 

What They Do

We asked Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) is a leading project management consulting firm focused on planning and implementing strategically critical projects in the life sciences, healthcare, consumer products, and industrial sectors.

About this Company

Website: www.ipmcinc.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Burr Ridge, Illinois US Sites: 7
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco, California; St. Louis, Missouri; Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Parsippany, New Jersey US Employees: 140
US Revenues: $29.3 million Worldwide Revenues: $29.3 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1988

Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 15)

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 49)

Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services 2015 (ranked 8)

Best Small Workplaces 2015 (ranked 16)

Best Small Workplaces 2014 (ranked 22)

Best Small Workplaces 2013 (ranked 22)


2016 Annual Meeting

Perks and Programs

We asked Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Insurance: IPM pays 100% of the premiums for medical and dental insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance for employees and 95% of the premiums for their dependents. IPM also covers the first 80% of the deductible and all of the co-insurance.
  • Mentoring: IPM provides a mentor to each newly hired employee through a formal program, which officially spans one year. The mentor helps the protégé assimilate into the IPM culture and provides guidance and support. These efforts are supported by the Company with up to $50 each month so that conversations can occur in a casual environment, such as over a meal or enjoying an activity. In such settings, a true relationship is more likely to be formed which will add value in the trust and comfort with which potential issues can be discussed. At the end of the year-long mentorship, the mentor and protégé are recognized at the Company's quarterly Staff meeting and given a book of their choosing as commemoration.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: IPM provides college tuition reimbursement of $15,000 per year per employee.
  • Bonuses: IPM shares its profits with all employees. Management is eligible for the Executive Bonus Program. Every non-management person who contributed to the year's results can be rewarded through the Company Performance Bonus Program. The company has paid more than $3 million in performance bonuses to non-management employees since 2005. These bonuses have averaged 25% of the company’s profits.
  • Business Referral Bonus: Employees referring business to IPM receive an incentive equal to 3 percent of the first year's revenue from the new client. Efforts along the way are supported with the "Cha Ching" initiative. Each employee receives cash awards of $10 for providing a qualified lead, $50 for securing an introduction meeting with a prospect, and $100 for proposal generation.
  • Employee Referral: Employees referring successful candidates for employment receive a $5,000 or $10,000 referral bonus (depending upon location). One-half of the bonus is paid after 90 days of employment, the second half of the bonus is paid in celebration of the first year of service.
  • Quarterly Staff Meetings: All employees gather each quarter in Chicago. While there is a business purpose, the most important objective of the meeting is camaraderie. Because our work is largely at our clients’ sites, it is critical for us to connect with each other face to face – it is the only way we can ensure our culture and connection with each other is maintained. The day-long event is laden heavily with hugs and laughter. Staff day begins with breakfast and ends with cocktails affording our employees the opportunity to mingle and re-acquaint themselves with colleagues from around the country. The cost of each meeting exceeds $125,000 however this expenditure is a critical investment in maintaining our culture.
  • Integrated Project Mercy: Giving back is a core principle of Our Mission & Beliefs, the ideals we live by every day. Integrated Project Mercy, the philanthropic arm of IPM, was founded to support Our Mission & Beliefs. Formally established in 2007, the program focuses to providing support to children, education, disease research, veterans, and the homeless both globally and within the communities where IPM employees work and live. Through Integrated Project Mercy, our employees dedicate their time and talents to their communities while strengthening their relationships with each other. Each quarter, one of the IPM offices selects the charity or cause which will be supported nationally. Through these efforts, IPM employees have raised thousands of dollars while contributing hundreds of hours to help those in need.
  • Holiday Gifts: At the last quarterly Staff meeting of the year, each employee, including part-time staff, is given a Christmas gift from the Company. Gifts over the past few years have included an i-Pad, digital movie camera, and American Express Gift Cards. In commemoration of the Company's 25-year anniversary, two silver dollars (one minted during 1988, and one in 2013) were presented to each employee. The average value of the gifts is $300-$350.
  • Non-cash Compensation: A special recognition award does not have to be monetary. An employee may receive additional vacation time, a gift certificate, a dinner at a special restaurant, or other creative and motivating ideas for which a manager may seek approval. 

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
95% Company-paid health coverage for dependents $15,000 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Subsidized public transportation
Project Mercy - Indy

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

22 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (75% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave8 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
3 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)15 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents3 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.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Elder care resources
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

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

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$164,200 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • Formal programs support professional development for: Women
  • 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

 
Project Mercy - Eastern Region

Demographics

 
Project Mercy - St. Louis

How to Get Hired

We asked Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. 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?

IPM is a community of extraordinary people who care about each other, care about quality, care about continuous improvement, and care about making the world a better place. What makes our team special is way beyond the obvious qualifications of educational background, industry exposure, and project experience.  Those things aren’t the reasons you enjoy working with someone.  You enjoy working with someone who readily shares knowledge whether that is about biomedical engineering or the food industry or establishing a PMO.  You enjoy forming relationships with people who believe in the future of IPM and so put forth the effort to do their jobs well.  You enjoy spending time with people who are smart and fun and care about others.  Sound like you?

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

The decision to join a firm is an important one.  While not a matter of life and death, if one imagines the possibility that this opportunity (what you will learn, how you will contribute, the people you will meet) could be life-changing, then of course you will want to be diligent in your pursuit of employment.  From IPM’s perspective, all employees are connected:  to the brand we represent, to the reputation that we hold dear, to the impact we have on each other, and to the culture we live together every day.  IPMers need to delve into the leadership, heart, values, and capabilities of the candidate.  We owe it to every existing employee to choose carefully who will join us.  Show us you belong - it starts with applying . . .

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

We are seeking Project Management Consultants with the following qualifications: expertise in Life Science, Engineering, Consumer/Industrial Products, and/or Process Improvement Knowledge, and application of a disciplined project management process.  (Six Sigma and Project Management Professional certifications are a plus). Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills are base requirements and must be combined with the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and professional manner.  Solid analytical and strategic capabilities and business acumen come in very handy also.

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

By visiting our website, and our Glassdoor and LinkedIn pages, candidates can learn more about IPM, our employment opportunities, our culture, and our greatest asset - our employees. Interested individuals can apply for a position with IPM through our website or via email: resumes@ipmcinc.com.  Our recruiting staff receives many resumes; in fact, too many to respond to each one.  (We apologize for this as we are really very considerate people, and we are honored that you chose to send us your information.  But we have to be practical.)  As a general rule, if we believe your qualifications may be a good fit with our needs, we will contact you within two weeks of receiving your paperwork.

hiring Outlook

38 Job openings forecast for coming year 5% Job Growth
330 Average applicants per opening 10,551 Applications received
35 Positions filled in past year 20% New hires by employee referrals
12 New positions created 9 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 3 New graduates hired
18% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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