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Lady anon631 Sr. Manager, GBS (consulting)
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January 1970

I had a boss forbid me from telling a client I was pregnant for fear of them not extending me on a contract. I was nearly 20 weeks pregnant at the time. What about my safety if something happened? He was a huge jerk, and all I wanted to do was to move to a new boss. I tried to talk to him about how much this mandate upset me and was none of his business, and he just hurled insults. I had to report him to HR because his rules were illegal, and nothing happened to him. What a joke. I left soon after. Even during my short-term disability, the company pestered me for documentation and documentation to justify my time away from the job. There are too many other great companies out there--please pass on this one.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
>$150k
$0-$10k
11 hours
6 paid / 6 unpaid
No
No
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Lady anon542 Management Consultant, GBS
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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
10 hours
6 paid / 6 unpaid
No
No
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Lady anon437 Senior Consultant, Global Business Services
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January 1970

Many women in leadership roles but often seemed unhappy in their lives outside of work.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
10 hours
None taken
No
Good benefits
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Lady anon167
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January 1970

Women are rising in the company as witnessed by their current CEO. While I was there there was a good number of women in the marketing departments but the proportion of female to male is still off.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$10k-$20k
9 hours
None taken
No
depending on her job and department
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Lady Safety Software Engineer
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January 1970

Management was male dominated, very competitive atmosphere resulted in long hours away from home.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
More than 12 hours
None taken
No
Yes
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Lady Lovee Manager
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January 1970

They should know what they want.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$50k-$100k
More than 12 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Lady randmcnally
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January 1970

male dominated...guilty until proven innocent ideology amongst management/superiors

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$25k-$50k
$0-$10k
7 hours or fewer
None taken
No
No
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Lady Hummingbird3 IMAC Coordinator, IMAC
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January 1970

worked 3 years no chance for advancement

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
$25k-$50k
$0-$10k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
No
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Lady firefeet
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January 1970

You'll remain solidly middle class. Learn the rules and they'll change them on you. Had a manager tell me my second line manager would "kill me" for "needing another maternity leave so soon."

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
8 hours
8 paid / 0 unpaid
No
No
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Madam intech Account Manager, Sales
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January 1970

Great company with great benefits for both males and females!

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
10 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes

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