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New York Public Library

Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
2.5
50%say women are treated fairly
and equally to men
50% would recommend
to other women
8/6/16, 9:02 PM

Work/life balance is pretty decent across the board, whether you work on the administrative side or in the neighborhood branches.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
Hours, Culture
Yes
Improve my compensation

New York Public Library

Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
2.5
50%say women are treated fairly
and equally to men
50% would recommend
to other women
3/22/16, 8:07 AM

HR policies are largely left to the supervisor, which creates huge discrepancies. If lucky, you are treated like a professional and can have great work/life balance. If unlucky, your supervisor controls every detail of your work life and inconsistencies between departments don't matter.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Promotion, Hiring
Policies
Maybe. It depends on the department. Upper administrative positions are often filled by men. Internal promotions are easy in some departments, impossible in others.
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)

Boston Public Library

Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
3.0
100%say women are treated fairly
and equally to men
100% might recommend
to other women
11/6/15, 8:06 PM

Librarianship historically is female-dominated, so women do very well at BPL. Being entrenched in city bureaucracy and union politics, it sometimes feels as if nothing can ever get done efficiently. Motivated movers and shakers may hit walls and become disheartened. Those that want to sit and ride out until retirement have a place. While there is no maternity leave "policy" or maternity pay, like most employers you can exhaust your sick and vacation time for maternity leave. FMLA will protect your job, and supplemental (voluntary) short term disability is an option. Maternity leave without pay can be granted via a Leave of Absence for up to one year. I don't believe this applies to paternity leave. When taking a significant leave of absence such as this, your former position may not be held for you, but a position will be found for you upon your return.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
No
Maybe. It depends on the department/boss.

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