Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Performance Marketing

Marketing

January 1970

IBM does show efforts to promote women in IT. They offer special networking memberships to women only networking. They have internal groups. The CEO is a woman, but not many reporting into her were. Mostly men at that level. But there were many women in the areas of marketing and sales and operations at VP levels.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Because I was remote and I worked with a great team across the country, we were able to balance work and life. So I experienced great flexibility in that regard.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    I have left. I no longer work at IBM.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. IBM is a company that I saw promote women. I did not see any outright discrimination. However, they discriminate in AGE. They have laser focus on younger under the guise that either they want to hire the next gen workforce, or want people to work together in key locations. Meanwhile, they replace older workers who are remote by asking them to move. Then they replace with younger who are paid less. I understand needing a well balanced workforce but they most likely over cut. AND, unfortunately the growth for their business model is too conservative in that they are not up to speed on what companies need and the speed and flexibility they need it.

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January 1970

Very inclusive and innovative company that values women and diversity.

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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Designer

Product

January 1970

Probably won’t get promoted, but the job will be flexible and no more than 40 hours a week

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    18 paid / 18 unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

There are opportunities to excel and be recognized, but you must be self-motivated, and fight for it!

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

    In technical roles, less flexibility exists due to client commitments. However, at the manager level and above, more flexibility is available. One must still be cognizant of their leader's opinion of work hours, work/life balance, and family. The IBM "culture" does not always ring true across the entire organization.

  • 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?

    Maybe. Women hired in a technical role are highly desired however increased pay and promotions are still hard to come by. Women in mid-level management roles are overworked, underappreciated, and struggle to meet market competitive compensation ranges. However, the IBM brand and ability to work with a wide range of clients all over the world is a WIN!

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January 1970

IBM has a strong focus on female hiring (quota accountability), and many are in leadership positions. However, the female persona encouraged is "shark". Individuals who truly care and are genuinely invested in their teams and efforts are not coveted or encouraged.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • 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

    It's extremely challenging to take PTO. Although it's given, the unwritten code is extreme "face time", and when PTO is taken, there is so much hoopla about being "away" and having an impeccable back-up, that it's stressful to take the time. Once the time is actually taken, the constant "fires" never subside, and if you actually shut down and firmly decide to take a "real" vacation, it's looked upon as MIA as opposed to a well deserved break. Work from Home has been the standard. However, only individuals based in hubs are flagged for upward mobility. They are aggressively trending away from remote work.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • 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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HR & Office Manager

Human Resources

January 1970

Very flexible and high work life balance working at IBM

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)

    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

This is a great place to work. I feel empowered to do my best.

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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HR

Human Resources

January 1970

Very well respected as a woman in a very male environment

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)

    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

IBM supports women and families in the workplace. One example is that IBM increased their Parental Leave from 6 weeks to 12 weeks. This is a huge win for women and families at IBM!

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

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Recruiter

Human Resources

January 1970

It is rare to see a global tech company where women truly feel empowered. IBM makes an effort to create an environment where genders have equal opportunities for learning, development and career growth.

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

    Flexible time allows me to accommodate my personal obligations.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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