Good ole boy network is still alive and well at the Federal Reserve Banking System. Different standards for women versus men (for example - dress code, responsibility, jobs, etc.). This quasi-government system is filled with very low performers and the organization is resistant to change. Would NOT recommend for mid-career women. Women fill many NON-TECHNICAL roles. Very hard to break into tech roles. The culture is similar to Mad Men - stuck in a different era. Not to mention the antiquated systems and antiquated management. The good ole boy (men's network) stays in touch with one another outside of work and even re-hires former employees (after they were let go at another private company) without interviewing. The turnover is high for high performers for this reason and ones who do not rock the boat (the low performers never leave) due to the over the top benefits and the low expectations of their management.
I think that this culture is improving. In the past the choice may have been super-achiever or "mommy-track" and I think that there is growing room for women to be able to choose flexibility in their jobs without being penalized.
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