Women's Ratings
#22
3.4
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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mscanuck

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January 1970

IBM's culture is built on respect for the individual, and has been for decades. Women do well here - our CEO is a woman, as are other senior leaders.

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

    IBM gives as much flexibility as is possible given business demands.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    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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itsteej

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January 1970

Currently the environment at IBM is one of flexibility, trust, and self-accountability. Employees place their whole heart into their jobs as they believe in the leadership of the company. Unfortunately there have been recent changes in middle management that are changing the philosophy to one of confinement and co-location.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • 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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    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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Roadrunner

Recruitment

Human Resources

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January 1970

Perform. Be inquisitive. Communicate with your key clients via phone for fastest/best results.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    If you work for a manager who behaves like an adult and is not a micromanager, you can work out just about anything.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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anon4156

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

IT

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January 1970

This is the type of company you want to work for, great flexibility!

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • 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

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    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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Riley

IT Project Manager

IT

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January 1970

Overall a really Great company but expect a "good old boy network"

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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EyesOpenWide

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January 1970

If you can, find a woman's team to work on. Reach out to other woman to mentor them and look for someone to mentor you. Take every opportunity you can for education. Do not ever sacrifice your family needs for them. They have a very short memory and will not appreciate it as a rule. If you're over the age of 50, start looking to jump to another company. If they offer you early retirement, consider taking it, and jumping to another job. The offer of early retirement always comes just before being laid off. Taking early retirement with its reduced hours and pay buys you time to find another job. Pour as much money into your 401K as you can up front. If you plan to leave, leave after the first of the year so you can get their matching.

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    The company used to be very flexible, but with doing away with remote working, they are far less flexible. Part of the issue is their insistence on monthly releases at all cost.s

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    They'd have to do more than one thing as they are treating older people and women who are older pretty horribly. Reinstate remote working. Increase compensation These are the too top ones. Promote more women into leadership positions. Stop downgrading defects so software is released on a monthly basis.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. For new college grads, yes. They have some great benefits - Dollar for dollar matching 401K, decent benefits. Some education depending upon the department. But most of the time, new hire candidates are male. Often, positions inside go to H1B male visa candidates who stay for 1-2 years and leave for a better position leaving us short-handed again. How well a woman is treated depends upon the department and manager. I have had some truly great managers, but sadly, with all of the re-orgs (reorganizations) my managers keep changing. If you are an older woman, avoid them. They have been systematically laying off everyone over the age of 50 to 55 including very high performers. This is to save money via both paychecks and health care. They also lay off employees who take Family Medical Leave after the three month period of not allowing lay-offs expires.

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January 1970

Experiences vary by business unit and by the teams within them. There are various subcultures, that are better or worse depending on your role and team. Success is dependent on drive, persistence, and support from managers.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Maternity and paternity leave

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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consultant73

Senior Managing Consultant

Strategy & Business Development

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January 1970

Officially the culture is very woman and diversity friendly. However, the "old boys club" exists in pockets, especially in the more traditionally male dominated industry's practices.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$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

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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ladydtl

Team Lead

Product

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January 1970

Overall, women are supported by the company's policies. However, there are some managers not familiar with the policies and foster a "bro culture". In my department, most of the leadership is men, which results in an imbalance of women contributing a level that can implement change.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    It depends on the business unit and manager.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Family Friendly Aspects?

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on the position, department and responsibilities.

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anon3920

IT Architect

IT

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January 1970

IBM takes your life willingly and will replace you with an offshore person if necessary. Most offshore works are male.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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