I would tell myself to do more research to really understand the policies of the company and not take anything for granted. There's still time to ask, learn, connect with other women and make things better for myself and other women. I haven't had any children yet, but plan to, and hope that company policies will support that massively important moment in my life, so I can feel good about taking the right amount of time off, paid, and come back to work feeling ready. The time is now to ask the right questions about these policies as well as push to understand if equal pay is a reality for women working here.
Job Satisfaction Level
Certain policies that affect women and are important to them aren't very clear- it is making me question how committed the company is to female associates. On the other hand, I have been offered amazing opportunities to learn, gain experience and advance my career. I just don't know about the future.
It's not what you think you think. Coca-Cola is in a world of its own. You are literally on your own. Be prepared to be lied on consistently as well as others taking credit for your work. That's just the way it is at this company. And upper management.........well, it seems like they search for the ones who are arrogant, pompous, and unfriendly. I've never experienced anything like it in all my years of working!
Make sure to fully understand management expectations...and constantly circle back to make sure those expectations haven't changed. Also important, NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK! Who you know is imperative to both your career growth and just to get your job done.