Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Senior Managing Consultant

January 1970

IBM has a culture of flexibility, I think this is due in large part to the fact that IBM was a trailblazer in remote work. There are high expectations but as long as you meet them, you have great flexibility in terms of where and when you work.

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

  • 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?

    Yes

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Business Development Executive

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

At IBM, you have to take ownership of your own career. If you are someone who waits for instructions, or a big opportunity to prove yourself, this is likely not the right place. It doesn't have a great mentorship culture. However, if you are willing to take chances, and instead of waiting for the "right" opportunity, reach out to other people and create those opportunities for yourself- this is a great place! The best part is- you can literally find the one person who is the best in their industry, you can set up some time with them and learn from them- hack the learning process. Finding that person is like finding a needle in a haystack, but it can be done. Also, you will learn an incredible amount. I have been here for 2 years, and I have taught myself everything from agile development, to newest testing methodologies, to automation technologies to Blockchain- all because I just reached out to people and asked them what they did!! And did my homework on how this applies to my current role...

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

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Partner

IT

January 1970

IBM’s culture supports women and all diversity as part of its DNA. I’ve raised three children as a single mother and made it to executive. Never have I felt blocked from advancement

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$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)

    52 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

build a strong network and focus on meeting your metrics

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    maternity policy is now very good.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. would recommend only at the graduate hire level

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January 1970

It's a great place to work in, awesome opportunities and possibilities for both men and women

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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January 1970

Watch yourself and be very careful of other women in management.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    Flexibility is relative.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Support me while I am going through a difficult time in my life.

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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Consultant

January 1970

There are more women in leadership positions than I expected, and it gives me hope that I can soon one day be in that position as well!

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

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Medical Information Specialist

Healthcare

January 1970

There are women in leadership roles at the very top of the company and in my department we are 90% female, but everything in between is mostly male and mostly focused on competition rather than collaboration.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5

    There are flexible policies and the hours can be flexed. However the culture is very intense and competitive which takes away from the benefits of the policies.

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    8 paid / 4 unpaid

    My maternity leave was part of the previous company before IBM acquisition. According to IBM's policy it is now 18 weeks paid if normal delivery, up to 20 weeks for C-section.

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I am an IBMer through acquisition and while there are a few key women in leadership, most upper management are old white haired males. The company momentum and initiative seems sporadically spaced and hard to tap into. The company IBM acquired was more focused on work-life balance and had a better team feel. Joining IBM has diminished that culture. While there are flex-time policies in place, the culture is very much focused on working more than your peers to earn more recognition. There is also very little stability or continuity in transitions. There have been several layoffs and no clear communication on transition of responsibilities. There is a nice maternity leave/parental leave program and I have had coworkers take personal leaves of absence which was more accommodating than the previous business structure.

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Financial Analyst

Finance

January 1970

Within finance, they recognize that there is a gap with women in the workplace, and they are actively promoting women. You do see more females in higher up positions; the opportunities are there if you are willing to take them.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $0-$25k

  • 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

    You have to define your own boundaries; you have to highlight your priorities, you have to be willing to ask for flexibility.

  • 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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Linux Sysadmin

IT

January 1970

Although there are a lot of men (mostly men) on my team (technical position) the men respect the women and the women help and support each other. The men help too.

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

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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