I've worked here for 6+ years and I have enjoyed a great work life balance. There are certainly times where work gets busy but everyone on my team respects other life priorities. I also feel that I am given the same opportunities and recognition as my male coworkers.
I've worked here for 8 years. I have a woman boss (also a mom). When I went on maternity leave, she did not want me to take the full amount the company allows and have heard from 2 other women they had similar experiences. She phrased it as "well, most people don't take the whole 3 months, so just let me know when you plan on returning, because lots of things can change." She has systematically demoted (by placing layers in between) women with children with unmarried women or men. She did this to me while on maternity leave as well as got rid of my flexible time and working from home ability. I still score "exceeds expectations" in reviews.
I have talked to other executives about this problem and have gotten a "it's something we need to take a look at" response. I won't be there much longer.
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