Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Practice Leader

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

Fairly aplolitical culture, performance led, gender agnostic... IBM has a strong history of performance meritocracy

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

great respect, good flexible time, you are awarded with promotions and recognition if you work hard

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

IBM has a culture of flexibility and history of leading the market in benefits for women - ie express milk delivery.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

You are evaluated and progressed based on the merits of your contributions, not the # of hours you spend in the office or seniority or whether or not you take advantage of flexible programs.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

Working at IBM is likely better than smaller companies, but it is harder to be recognized for larger achievements..

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Flexibility is mainly for managers... and others that do no fill those roles have to follow "do as I say, not as I do" mentality.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

    Policy had changed over the 3 years span I took maternity leave. This is example from my last leave, but has changed again (for family benefit) since.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It would depend on the role. If it were sales, I would recommend since sales numbers are based on what you can do. I might not recommend if it were a more technical role, dominated by men.

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Advisory Software Engineer

Research & Development

January 1970

They are supportive of worklife balance and the maternity/paternity leave has increased to about 4 months in the US. but the HR policy websites and directions are very unclear. Like they don't want you to take it. You also tend to get held back from promotions once you have kids depending on your manager even if you working twice as hard as others.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    it can be flexible but it depends on what department you work for. you can go out in the middle of the day for dr appt etc but have to work late to work with other country timezones on your team. that eats into family time.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / unpaid

    They have increased the amount of paid maternity leave twice since i've been with this company. both while I was actually out. so they let me use it anytime within the next year. going on unpaid leave was a nightmare. very bad process, you have to get billed for your insurance benefits and it's not clear.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Business Operations Manager

Operations

January 1970

IBM is a wonderful company if you can find the right role. Growth areas such as data analytics, cognitive computing, cloud, etc are hot items, and will receive good support within the company. People at IBM are very supportive and there are numerous resource groups within the company to help you find your way

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    I have been VERY fortunate to have a completely flexible schedule, working from home and adjusting my hours as needed to address family needs. This, of course, depends on your job role, your management team, and your track record - but the potential is definitely here for work/life integration and support for family needs.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Data Management Consultant

Operations

January 1970

My experience here has been that everyone (individual contributors, at least) is underpaid and medical benefits are not good. They did recently extend maternity leave to 12 weeks I believe, but it's still not great. My department has been great with flexibility but it's at manager's discretion so it really depends on whether you luck out in that regard. In addition, we were told there would be sexual harassment training coming last fall, but none has yet. I personally know of people who've dealt with this, and it seemed like HR treated the victims as the perpetrators. The lack of training therefore seems like a huge problem.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Although we have flexibility, there is a huge concern from management about our timecards and how much time we bill to clients versus general work time. This makes it difficult to get involved with any internal groups (women's groups, etc.) that aren't directly related to a client. So they may support flexibility in some ways but they definitely hinder it in other ways.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / unpaid

    I took leave shortly before the leave was extended. I took the full 8 weeks offered at the time, and I took 2 more weeks as short term disability due to post-partum complications.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Compensation is low across the board and benefits are not great. I would need both of those things improved for me to want to stay long term.

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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Recruiting/Human Resources Manager

Human Resources

January 1970

IBM is a great place to work, with lots of focus on diversity and work-life balance, career opportunities and growth.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

I have all women leaders, all the way up to our CEO.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    I think my particular department thinks flexibility needs to be fair across the board and doesn't take into consideration the employee necessarily. Someone with more tenure and demonstrates a high level of performance should be allowed more flexibility with work from home than those who have not been in the company long and have not "proven" themselves.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 4 unpaid

    My org was acquired by IBM.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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