communications Job Reviews
Women who work in communications departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3, 33.3% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.
From what I saw, women are treated as fairly as men. But overall, employees are not valued as much as they could/should be.
Not a ton of growth opportunities as it still works like the government but great work life balance and very understanding bosses.
Leadership roles are certainly composed of more men than women, but GE has made a real effort to diversify. Maternity leave changed on 4/1/16 and is now much more generous: up to 12 weeks paid and an additional 4 unpaid. They are also very good about flexible work arrangements and offer wellness rooms at almost all of their sites. This is a review for GE Capital
I worked there slightly over 4 years. If you are part of the "club" you will go far, but even the "club" will throw you under the bus. It is best to always have an exit plan.
Managers have zero training in how to manage. High turnover.
I've worked here for two years and have faced various levels of sexism and outright discrimination. Our department is not very tolerant of working parents and flextime is not supported. Each department on campus is different and some others may be more accepting.
Be aware of your surroundings. Be amazing at P.T.
I worked here for three years and the attitude of the senior leadership is that it's best to squeeze and burn through young, idealistic staff regardless of gender, but of course that falls especially hard on women with young children. In that vein, during my time there different employees received different maternity leave benefits depending on how much they negotiated with HR, and were told not to discuss their benefits with others. I'm not sure if it's been standardized since. And although management is dominated by women, that does not translate into mentorship. In fact, younger women often seem to be viewed as competition and kept from opportunities that would help them grow and develop. Who your direct boss is makes a big difference in ability to grow and quality of life, but those things aren't institutional priorities for senior leadership.
The company has a stated commitment to recruiting women, which has led it to have better diversity figures than comparable tech companies. However, the environment for women varies widely by department/function and manager. The company has a way to go when it comes to retention, though it does support work-life balance with flextime and the ability to work remotely.