"If you want kids, then as soon as you find out you are pregnant, get in a wait list for a DoD Child Development Center. These DoD daycares are subsidized by DoD, open as early as 0500 or 0600 and as close as late 1800 or 1900, cost only $638 a month, and are staffed by the best trained childcare providers who really love the kids. Truly, one of DoD's best family benefits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
Are women & men treated equally?
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
One thing United States Department of Defense can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Level of Flexibility
"They contract worklife4you.com . this program allows my employer to send a nanny to my house up to 10 times a year for 10 hours each time for emergency backup care. Each time, I pay only a $10 copay for the full 10 hours. This is great for teacher workdays and snow days. My employer does require I work inflexible, sometimes long hours. But that is absolutely necessary for our mission. This backup care program really helps when school is closed, but I still must do my part to defend national security."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Sadly, we have no maternity leave. I took four months of sick and annual leave. I also took advanced leave, so I was in the hole for a while when I came back."
Would you recommend United States Department of Defense to other women?