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Lady equalityforall Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing
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January 1970

I've worked here for 4 years. There are great benefits, maternity leave, and work/life balance. The senior leadership is predominately white males. Men are often promoted over women. The current review structure does not account for gender bias so I would assume that men, on average, receive higher bonuses - although HR would not confirm that when I reached out about it. Lots of talk to press about them investing in women, but do not see that happening internally.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
8 hours
12 paid / 8 unpaid
No
Pros: benefits, paid maternity/paternity leave, work life balance Cons: Leadership is predominately white males, men are often promoted over women, agressive culture that doesn't value assertive women
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Lady Whittle
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January 1970

I've worked here for 7 years. There are a lot of women working within my group - the challenge is that the hours are still very intense. You are on all of the time making it difficult to find time for your family.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
8 hours
8 paid / 4 unpaid
No
Depending on how much they want to travel and be away from their family.
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Lady SingstheBlues
Send Message 1
January 1970

Women are still not at equal pay for the same roles / levels as their male counterparts. Leadership roles for women are much harder to attain, particularly if trying to climb from within the organization and in the last couple of years, large percentages of women over the age of 40 were laid-off after years of service.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
12 hours
None taken
No
No
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Lady Katy Software Engineer
Send Message 0
January 1970

Depends on which team you go . If there are more men who work 20 hrs a day when u work then you will look like a slacker. Not all teams are like that. But people definitely work more than 8 hrs a day

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
8 hours
12 paid / 8 unpaid
Yes
If you can work for more than regular work hours
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Lady TechParent Principal Program Manager
Send Message 1
January 1970

Women can definitely be successful here but it is very male dominated. My experience is that to be successful you need to act like all the men around you. This is not only a gender issue but can also be an issue for introverts.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$50k-$100k
10 hours
12 paid / 8 unpaid
No
Varies greatly by division and/or manager
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Lady kat
Send Message 1
January 1970

Many of the women at Director or Executive level either have no children or a spouse that does not work outside of the home. Men are congratulated if they work from home or stay home due to a domestic issue.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
10 hours
None taken
No
Depends on the group and manager
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Lady Licensing Director
Send Message 0
January 1970

24X7 nurse hotline; in home doctor visits; subsidized back up childcare - 100 hours per year at $4 per hour.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$100k
10 hours
12 paid / 8 unpaid
Yes
Yes
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Lady anon224 Senior Director, Channel Marketing
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January 1970

Microsoft offers a ton of flexibility and opportunity - I have been here almost 13 years and I am very proud to work for Microsoft.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
10 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Lady Snap Marketing
Send Message 0
January 1970

Experience for women will vary greatly depending on the group they are in. I have had a great experience, did interesting work and am fairly compensated. I do not have executive aspirations, which helped me choose balance. It is a fairly flexible work place in most groups which many take for granted. And 20 weeks mat leave (8 unpaid) with 4 / 8 for men is pretty darn good.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$100k-$150k
$20k-$50k
7 hours or fewer
12 paid / 8 unpaid
Yes
Yes
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Lady Leilani Coco
Send Message 1
January 1970

If you want to be taken seriously, do not start in a support role. There is a massive glass ceiling above all support roles and near impossible to break out of them, regardless of skills or experience. Ability "choose" work hours or flexibility is completely dependent on your current manager. Good manager = good work/mom balance. Not awesome manager = crappy work/mom balance.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
9 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes

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