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IBM benefits according to female employees

IBM

Headquarters:Armonk, NY(USA)10,000+ Employees
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flex work benefit
Flexible working
Our work-life integration and career development programs give you the power to design your workday and your life, according to your unique styles and needs. By taking advantage of our programs you can manage a life outside of the workplace with the challenging demands of a career. As your professional and personal needs change, we will work with you to adjust your career path so you can manage both effectively.
parental leave
Overview: Parental leave policies
IBM has a set of robust and comprehensive parental leave offerings.  From expanded paid time off for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents, to an innovative breast milk delivery service for nursing mothers on business travel. Recently upgraded lactation rooms and expectant mother parking are available at select IBM locations.  We provide priority enrollment at select child care centers near IBM offices, and discounts with national childcare providers. Employees are eligible to receive $50,000 towards services for each child with mental, physical or developmental disabilities. Access to these services are available to all IBMers, there is no waiting period as a new hire.
Paid maternity
Yes, 20 weeks
Unpaid maternity
Yes, at Manager discretion
Paid paternity
Yes, 12 weeks
Unpaid paternity
Yes, at Manager discretion
Paid adoptive
Yes, 12 weeks
Short term disability
Yes, Regular employees who are birth mothers of newborn children receive Short-Term Disability (STD) for a six - to eight - week period (six weeks for regular deliveries and eight weeks for a Cesarean birth). Additionally, employees can request 12 weeks paid bonding time off within 12 months of their child's birth or adoption. At manager discretion, paid parental bonding leave can be flexible and intermittent. The 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave is in addition to the STD time.
Maternity-Related Benefits
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The IBM Global Work-Life Fund was created to address the dependent care needs of our employees i.e child care and elder care. IBM's investment in dependent care programs help IBM attract and retain valuable employees and help employees better manage work and personal & family responsibilities.  Some of the innovative programs: 

-        Care General: Web based elder care management tool designed to simplify and coordinate the care process for family caregivers

-        Priority Enrollment and Discounts at Child Care Centers

-        Educational Camps for school age children

-        Dependent Care Resources and Referrals 

-        Lactation Rooms for nursing mothers

-        Parenting webinars
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Vacation Allowance(Weeks)
2
Median/Consensus:  3
5
  • Maximum vacation after 10 years is 4 weeks
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Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
6
Median/Consensus:  12
20
  • IBM offers 12 fully paid weeks off for new moms. They also offer 6 weeks off for adoptive parents.
  • Up to 20 weeks paid leave for for moms who have given birth since November 2016.
  • Parental leave is the same for salaried and hourly workers.
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Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
4
Median/Consensus:  6
6
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    Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
    2
    Median/Consensus:  12
    12
    • Company offers 6 fully paid weeks off for new dads.
    • 12 weeks paid parental leave for dads, partners and adoptive parents for babies born since November 2016 (and a full year to take the leave) .
    • Parental leave is the same for salaried and hourly workers.
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    Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
    Median/Consensus:  ?
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      401k Matching
      Median/Consensus:  Available
      • IBM has a generous 401k match, up to 8%, but it is only provided in mid-December, after you've been employed for the whole year. If you voluntarily leave during the year, you lose out.
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      Healthcare
      Median/Consensus:  Available
      • All options are very expensive with high deductibles and the plans do not cover a lot of things. Read the fine print if you are reviewing the options and interviewing. Example: Family mid-tier PPO = $1300/month just health insurance. Dental: $250/month, covers 2 cleanings per year & anything else is either paid at 50% or 30%
      • Reimbursement up to $20,000 for eligible adoption or surrogacy expenses including medical costs associated with surrogate birth mothers.
      • 26 weeks of Personal medical leave at 66%-100% pay depending on legth of employment.
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      On-Site Childcare
      Median/Consensus:  Not Available
      • Company backups childcare.
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      Flex Time
      Median/Consensus:  Not Available
      • Company’s managers are trained to manage work/ life and flexibility concerns of employees.
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      Other Benefits
      • IBM offers $25,000 lifetime IVF treatment maximum. They use standard pre-authorization and lifetime medication maximum is limited, but limitations vary. Their plan will refuse to cover PGS testing and will not exclude any clinic.
      • Siince 2015, IBM is partnering with breast milk shipping services for traveling, breastfeeding moms.
      • Company contributes to eldercare expenses.
      • Company employs 31 % of women and 31 % of new hires are also women. At IBM 100 % of female employees participate in career counseling, 50% participate in management/ leadership trainings and 89 % participate in mentoring.
      • 30% of managers and executives are women.
      • Continued support for first-of-kind programs such as breast-milk delivery and $50,000 towards services for each child with mental, physical or developmental disabilities.
      • Company offers sabbatical to entitled employees.
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      BenefitsMedianAverage
      Vacation Allowance(Weeks)
      3
      9
      Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      12
      11
      Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      8
      10
      Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      6
      6
      Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      8
      10
      401k Matching
      Available
      Available
      Healthcare
      Available
      Available
      On-Site Childcare
      Not Available
      Not Available
      Flex Time
      Available
      Available
      Vacation Allowance(Weeks)
      Median:  3
      Average:  9
      Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  12
      Average:  11
      Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  8
      Average:  10
      Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  6
      Average:  6
      Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
      Median:  8
      Average:  10
      401k Matching
      Median:  Available
      Average:  Available
      Healthcare
      Median:  Available
      Average:  Available
      On-Site Childcare
      Median:  Not Available
      Average:  Not Available
      Flex Time
      Median:  Available
      Average:  Available
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