engineering Job Reviews
Women who work in engineering departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.7, 54.3% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $80k-$100k.
Maybe not. Depends on the orgranization within the company. Some organizations are more encouraging towards women leaders than others.
As an engineer, expect to work 40 hours per week in the office but average 12 hour days while you're at customer sites, traveling anywhere from 10-80% of the time. There is no paid parental leave. This is not a company that will love and care for you, but it is a company that will compensate engineers well. It mainly appeals to single men and women with no major commitments in their life.
At the University of Michigan College of Engineering, I felt that there was a great work-life balance. The benefits and compensation allowed me to take several vacations during my 4 years of working there. I never answered emails on vacation, and rarely answered them from home. I never even set up email on my phone. Many other employees did answer emails from home, but I didn't and no one ever asked me about it. I definitely believe that you set the boundaries in your life.
white male dominated culture, hard to succeed as a woman
I love everyone there, and do trust they'll find their way. Ask directly to see that it's what you want to do.
Its a mixed bag, some groups and managers are better than others. Some are great to work with while others are perfectly nice to your face while they undermine you behind your back.
Hard to achieve work / life balance. Salary is too low for living in the Bay Area.
Good leadership opportunities. Still male oriented work in engineering, but they do a lot to level the playing field.
It is really a very good company to work for. I just want to see more women hired and promoted into leadership positions
There is no maternity leave and its a 'good ol boys club'. You will be forced to take 100% of your vacation and then FMLA with no pay. Its a bit archaeic.