Women's Job Satisfaction
and equally to men
to other women
IBM is, at least in the area I worked, a place where women are hired, mentored, sponsored, and promoted fairly. While the current outlook at the company isn't so hot (general morale is down, no matter which gender you are, which I why I didn't give it a top rating), now that I've been away from IBM for a couple of years, I realize how spoiled I was by the excellent gender equity within my organization compared to my current employer. Many companies *talk* about gender equality in the workplace, but in my experience, IBM actually *walks* it. At IBM, I had female role models in all higher-level positions (at one time having all female managers: first-line, second-line, director and VP - in a VERY technical area!), and the women's networking, mentoring, and sponsorship efforts are plentiful. I worked from home for over a decade and still felt connected and respected by my peers. Finally, when I told my manager that I wanted to take seven months of maternity leave (most of it unpaid, of course), my manager didn't blink an eye...and my job was still there when I returned. I will forever be grateful to IBM for allowing me that time with my son without forcing me to step completely off the career track.
Lady fly ConsultantGlobal Business Services
I've worked here for 4 years and started directly out of college. The onboarding class was an equal split of men and women, but as I was deployed on projects, the dominant demographics became clear. There were women right out of college, a few single and very driven middle aged women, and a handful of high ranking partners closer to retirement; the majority of the workforce was comprised of men. Without the unlikely event that a remote or local opportunity arises, employees are faced with the decision to continue traveling and sacrifice family life or leave the company. So, women: This essentially means no children while consulting - while this is generally understood, there could be a better effort to allow employees (not just women) an opportunity to work closer to home at different times in their life. The current structure says 'You're a billable role', not 'You're a valued employee, let us work together'.
Lady anon542 Management ConsultantGBS
I worked as a GBS management consultant (100% travel) for four years. I was frequently the only woman on my team and the only working mother. Departments are highly siloed and networking opportunities limited. Maternity leave was a mess. My manager had no idea how to go about the paperwork and assuming everything was filled correctly, the processing was a nightmare. I lost my healthcare coverage twice while on leave - once while on paid leave, and again while on unpaid leave. HR also missed two months (8 weeks or 4 paychecks) of my payroll after I returned to work. I was on the phone sorting things out with insurance, hospitals, and the IBM employee hotline every week for the first six months of giving birth. It was an administrative nightmare on top of all the normal stress for new moms, working parents, and consulting professionals.
Crowdsourced Employer Benefits
How do women feel about working at IBM? 58% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 45% would recommend IBM to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.4 out of 5. What are the benefits at IBM? IBM offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by IBM employees.
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