data analyst Job Reviews
Women who are data analysts have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.8, 66.7% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $25k-$50k.
Booz Allen makes honest attempts to promote diversity, and depending on your situation, you might be able to find mentoring and support. But there are definitely some biases under the surface, especially when it comes to how the male-dominated client views your work. It was also a very competitive environment in general, even across genders. As a bright young newcomer to a team, I encountered some adversarial relationships with other females.
The overall company is staffed by women a lot of the time, but if you are a contract, you will be sent out to other agencies to work. I never had to file a complaint about the agency I was placed in, but I didn't feel intimidated at MPHI.
I've worked here for one year, there are about par # of women working here for the tech industry (23%) and lower in engineering divisions. Cisco is trying hard to change this, but the organization is so large, changes happen gradually and I don't feel like it is a priority for upper management- so large scale changes aren't on the horizon. Though management is male-dominated, I do feel like there is encouragement for women to take those roles. One big perk is the amount of flexibility Cisco has to work remotely and the widespread use of tele-presence. This makes it very easy to work from home, and juggle multiple responsibilities. Sometimes this leads to work blending into home life and an "always on" mentality. They have about average PTO and maternity leave, not fantastic but not bad. I will say that they started me as an "intern" in the bottom 5% of the industry for my role, starting me as a "training" type role (which was BS because I learned everything in 2 weeks). This lead to working 6 months at 18 an hour (no PTO, no benefits, through a contract company) before I got an hourly raise. Which is still in the bottom 25% for my role. I feel a bit screwed over by Cisco in this respect, and I know there are many others who have had this experience as "contractors" through Cisco. So- if you get in as an FTE, you'll probably be fine, but if you are in a contract role be very wary. I don't see a rapid timeline for advancing to being fully hired at Cisco and will probably leave the role in the next 6 months because of it. TL;DR: good place to work if you work as an FTE at Cisco, because of flexibility even with lower female diversity. Beware of how they take advantage of contract vendors. I think being female may have played a part in me (myself) no recognizing my own value and being taken advantage of.
It's a good place to work, but some departments are better than others, and of course some bosses are more understanding than others. The higher your job level and number of years you're been here, the more flexibility. Some departments are completely awful, such as call center. There are many women supervisors, but I've heard from others that sometimes the male supervisors are more flexible.
This is a company that hires a lot of women in top positions, including our CEO. Most managers in the Client Services arena are women, as is our VP. Even in Engineering and Program Management there are a lot of women working here, and a lot of them in higher up positions. Unfortunately though, they only offer 6 weeks of paid maternity(and paternity) leave, which is up from the atrocious 3 weeks.
I've worked here for nearly 4 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. While there are women in management roles, it is difficult to move up in pay and grade. As a passionate employee I am told to not be so sensitive and its just a job, but I am going nowhere. There are a lot of lies that come down from the top. and I think truth is supreme, i can take the truth but lies are your downfall.