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Women who work in legal departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.5, 67.9% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $80k-$100k.

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varsitydiversity Qualcomm Incorporated
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January 1970

The company has a very family-friendly environment that is inclusive of employees' families.

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Yes
Not much; it's a great place to work
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anon2657 Thomson Reuters
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January 1970

Speaking from a position in a smaller business unit, the benefits are great and the office culture is understanding of work-life balance.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$25k-$50k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Yes
Promote more women into leadership positions
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Msmouse25 New Balance
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January 1970

That they pick and choose who to support and who to not.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
None taken
Not for Evaluation and Reviews
No
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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anon2618 Boeing
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January 1970

Boeing is slowly acknowledging the need for a work-life balance.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
Not eligible for bonus
6 paid / unpaid
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Yes
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January 1970

The firm is actually excellent at being there when an exceptional situation happens- death in the family, major medical illness, etc. But the day-to-day requirements are just brutal.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$50k-$75k
18 paid / unpaid
Full length maternity leave for adoption and foster care, too.
Yes
Maybe. I don't think there's discrimination, but it's a hard job to
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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anon2588 Room to Read
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January 1970

Respect for time off depends on the particular manager, some are much better than others and tone comes from top down.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Maybe. My reservations would prevent me from recommending it to all
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January 1970

Great, steady jobs. I recommend that they offer paid maternity leave though.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$0-$25k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Yes
Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)
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MommaLawyerInThatOrder PayPal
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January 1970

Because PayPal is a multi-national company with offices throughout the US, the culture here accepts a lot of calls without being present in the office. This is good for working moms but can be challenging when it's better to connect live. I have been able to craft a schedule that protects my dinner and bedtime routine with my children but can't say whether that extends outside of legal. I do find myself on calls with APAC at night and EMEA in the morning so find out the expectations before you sign on. For me, I just schedule them around my time with my family. So that means APAC calls at 9 pm, but uninterrupted family time from 5:30-8:30. Good dedicated breastmilk pumping rooms.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Yes
Improve my compensation
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anon1666 American & Efird
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January 1970

The old textile mentality has been slow to dissipate here. Maternity leave sucks and the company is big on face time. If you work from home, it is more or less presumed that you aren't working. You get an eye roll if you have to stay home with a sick baby. My boss actually emailed me one time when I was home with my sick 9 month old to ask me what time I would be available for a conference call. I had to remind him that sick babies don't keep very predictable schedules. That said, management is old and things are changing. There are a lot of women in their thirties in management positions. Some are young mothers and some will be mothers soon. I feel confident that in the next 5 years things will be pretty different especially if we keep pushing to make them different. I personally have the ear of the CFO and CEO and am well-respected. I plan to push for some policy changes. That said, things do move slowly here and it is going to be a long road.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$75k
8 paid / unpaid
We had to use short term disability insurance. If I had not of had a C section, I would have only had 6 weeks paid.
Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring
Maybe. Circumstances are improving and there are many women in mana
Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)
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January 1970

it is not an 'old white man's' company, depsite the appearance of the CEO. There are great opportunites, working with great people, if you are willing to invest the time and learn the company culture.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$10k-$20k
None taken
Yes
Maybe. While the work is interesting, there is always more work tha
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)

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