We crowdsource IBM's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on IBM's employee reviews and anonymous tips from IBM employees.

IBM Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

IBM offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 6 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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  • 6 12 44% Consensus 14
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  • 4 6 67% Consensus 6
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  • 2 6 75% Consensus 6
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Technology: Manufacturing Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Technology: Manufacturing industry offer?

  • Median Average
  • 12 10
  • 6 8
  • 6 8
  • 4 4

Maternity Leaves Taken at IBM

  • Lady Libero 8 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Lady austinsite 8 weeks paid 4 weeks unpaid
  • Madam cunningham 6 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Madam Jupiter 8 weeks paid 2 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Bop 8 weeks paid 52 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Destiny 8 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Lady anon23 16 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Lady mehju 8 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Mary21 6 weeks paid 2 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Anne 12 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Neptune 12 weeks paid 1 weeks unpaid
  • Lady Network Geek 6 weeks paid 6 weeks unpaid
  • Lady IBMer 9 weeks paid 0 weeks unpaid
  • Lady anon248 6 weeks paid 2 weeks unpaid
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IBM Maternity Leave Comments

  • "I worked here for 5 years and wish I hadn't stressed so much about my maternity leave. my team was supportive." - Lady anon23
  • "My team was fully supportive of my maternity leave. After the 9 weeks, I was able to work remotely with no issues" - Lady IBMer
  • "I was laid-off when my daughter was 18 months old. When I returned to work after maternity leave, I was diagnosed with Post partum depression and anxiety. I received zero support from the company - all that matter was my utilization numbers." - Lady anon247
  • "Men and women are treated equally, although executive positions are mostly occupied by men (as is common in other companies as well). I know of 1 woman who was given a low performance rating after taking maternity leave. Work-life balance is good, but it really depends on your manager. I don't have much confidence in the leadership at IBM and I don't think IBM values their employees. For that reason, I don't recommend IBM to other women." - Lady 22apple
  • "There are many women in higher executive roles. In 7 years I have never witnessed women being held back. The maternity leave isnt great but not many US employers are as the US lacks in general with maternity leave and vacation time - other countries are much more generous BUT they probably pay a lot more in taxes too! Working from home is the biggest plus and MANY roles are working from home so the opportunity is much greater as well no matter where you live!" - Lady Lucky
  • "You'll remain solidly middle class. Learn the rules and they'll change them on you. Had a manager tell me my second line manager would "kill me" for "needing another maternity leave so soon."" - Lady firefeet
  • "I worked as a GBS management consultant (100% travel) for four years. I was frequently the only woman on my team and the only working mother. Departments are highly siloed and networking opportunities limited. Maternity leave was a mess. My manager had no idea how to go about the paperwork and assuming everything was filled correctly, the processing was a nightmare. I lost my healthcare coverage twice while on leave - once while on paid leave, and again while on unpaid leave. HR also missed two months (8 weeks or 4 paychecks) of my payroll after I returned to work. I was on the phone sorting things out with insurance, hospitals, and the IBM employee hotline every week for the first six months of giving birth. It was an administrative nightmare on top of all the normal stress for new moms, working parents, and consulting professionals." - Lady anon542
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