At Integrated Project Management Company, Inc., 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 127 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.92. It was published on May 25, 2018. 23919 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
98%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
98%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
97%
 
People care about each other here.
96%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
95%
 

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, 60527 US Sites: 7
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois, 60527; Boston, Massachusetts, 01742; San Francisco, California, 94080; St. Louis, Missouri, 63146; Los Angeles, California, 90045; Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55425; Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054 US Employees: 178
US Revenues: $36.2 million Worldwide Revenues: $36.2 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1988

Company Photo at Annual Plan 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 percent of the premiums for medical and dental insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance for employees and 95 percent of the medical premiums for their dependents. We also cover the first 77 percent of the deductible and all the coinsurance cost for the medical plan.
  • Gifts: We believe in recognizing major life milestones, so at every quarterly meeting, IPM recognizes life experiences such as engagements, weddings, adoptions, or birth of a child with gifts for weddings and new babies. To ensure our IPM family members can take the time to enjoy these events, we gift additional paid days off for these special occasions as well.  New hires at IPM are welcomed with gifts sent to their homes before their start dates, and Christmas and Easter gifts are shared with every member of the IPM family each year. Milestone anniversaries are celebrated with personalized gifts for the employees and gift cards are given to employees when they achieve special certifications or accomplishments such as obtaining a post-graduate degree.
  • Company-Wide Events: This year, in celebration of IPM's 30th anniversary, employees and their guests from our seven locations will enjoy an all-expense paid weekend on Coronado Island, CA. Celebratory receptions will be held in the evenings, with free time for relaxing and socializing during the day. Quarterly Staff meetings are held in Chicago with attendees traveling in from all offices. While state-of-the company information is shared, the meeting begins with breakfast and ends with a fun activity—such as TopGolf or the Arlington Race Track—and cocktails, affording our employees the opportunity to mingle and reacquaint themselves with colleagues from around the country. The cost of each meeting exceeds $150,000; IPM believes this expenditure is a critical investment in maintaining our culture.
  • Roundtables/Mentoring: Our collaborative work environment is unique and a true strategic advantage. To assist employees with less knowledge or experience in specific industries, we facilitate roundtable exercises where IPM’s subject matter experts make themselves available to share knowledge and provide guidance. We also have a Centers of Excellence program, which includes formal teams created to generate information in certain knowledge areas, share that information with our consultants, and spearhead robust service offerings for our clients. Closely associated is IPM’s mentoring program developed to share IPM knowledge, leadership, and experience to support the professional and personal growth of both protégé and mentor.  Monthly meetings are held for one year and include a $50 per month allowance to support activities such as lunch, sporting events, team building exercise, or activity to help foster relationship-building. 
  • Referral Bonus: Sustaining our incredible culture and business growth is a team effort. Therefore, we encourage and reward employees to connect IPM with potential business opportunities and new family members. Employees who refer business to IPM receive an incentive equal to 3 percent of the first year's revenue from the new client as well as cash awards for providing qualified leads, securing introductory meetings with prospects, and proposal generation.  Up to $5,000 is awarded for referral of a new employee.
  • 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 in 2007. The program focuses on providing support to children, education, disease research, veterans, and the homeless both globally and within the community 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. Some projects even benefit from pro bono project management consulting and creative assistance. Each quarter, one of the IPM offices selects the charity or cause that will be supported nationally. Through these efforts, IPM and its employees have raised over $450,000 while contributing hundreds of hours to help those in need.
  • Bonuses: Our continued success is a product of efforts made across our entire organization to propel our mission forward. Each year, IPM shares its profits with all employees to acknowledge the individual contributions each employee has made to grow and strengthen our organization. Management employees are eligible for the Executive Bonus Program, and every employee in a non-management position who contributed to the year's results can be rewarded through the Company Performance Bonus Program. The company has paid more than $6 million in performance bonuses to non-management employees since 2005. These bonuses have averaged 25 percent of the company’s profits.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: We encourage our family members to explore and strengthen their professional areas of interest. IPM supports employees who aspire to improve themselves by providing college tuition reimbursement of $15,000 per year per employee.
  • Travel Incentive: At times, travel can be necessary for certain projects. When a specific project requires travel, employees are eligible for our travel incentive program, which compensates for extended billable travel that takes employees away from home. The Travel Incentive is calculated as a 10 percent increase in pay for each night spent away from home.
  • Social Committees: To foster camaraderie throughout our offices, volunteers plan, organize, and facilitate fun social activities throughout the year. Employees enjoy relaxation and socializing at events like parking lot BBQs, family picnics, chili cook-offs, dessert competitions, and First Friday cocktails.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
95% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $9,700 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Celebrating at Annual Plan Meeting

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 Sick Paid time off 22 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
5 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 8 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 (including FMLA)
8 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)3 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. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

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

Community and Environmental Impact

$75,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • 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
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
March Madness Day at IPM Headquarters

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Fun at May Staff Meeting

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?

We are looking for professionals with exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills that support effective communication and relationship building. These people must demonstrate an incredible work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct. Individuals with a proven history of delivering a high level of excellence are a great fit for our organization. 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. From Our Mission & Beliefs: IPM's Mission is honored...each time an employee achieves his or her dreams, each time IPM earns an employee's loyalty, and each time the Company's efforts positively influence our society and the world in which we live.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Submitting an outstanding resume and cover letter that is aligned with our corporate culture and values and uses creativity to demonstrate excellence should spark interest and result in a phone interview.  The cover letter should specifically outline why the candidate is a good fit for our requirements, using our position description as a guide.

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 expertise in life sciences and experience in applying disciplined project management processes. 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 also come in very handy.

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

By visiting our website, Glassdoor profile, and LinkedIn profile, 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. Our recruiting staff receives many resumes. In fact, we receive too many to respond to each one. As a general rule, if we believe the candidates' qualifications may be a good fit with our needs, we will contact the candidate within two weeks of receiving the application and paperwork.

hiring Outlook

40 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 34% Job Growth
182 Average applicants per opening 6,915 Total job applicants
32% New hires by employee referrals 13% Openings filled by current employees
1 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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