academics Job Reviews

Women who work in academics departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3, 50% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $25k-$50k.

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January 1970

Lots of work and usual red tape/politics, but very rewarding and challenging

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
None taken
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My immediate administrator has been fantastic in regards to be flexible with my maternity leave, but I don't think it's reflective of the organization as a whole
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hermajesty Purdue University
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January 1970

How good it is for women depends entirely on the departments. Some are horrible for women (philosophy), some are great (pretty much any humanities but philosophy).

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$0-$25k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
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It's academia. It's about as flexible as it gets.
Maybe. I don't recommend grad school to anybody, and I worked here as a graduate student. It's pure exploitation no matter where you go. But no more so for women than men. And if you're tenure-track, I guess it's fine.
Nothing. I'm out.
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Rainbow10 Queen's University
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January 1970

Be careful of taking a professor position here, especially if you have a professional spouse as this institute makes little effort to retain faculty.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$0-$25k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
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Pretty flexible in terms of time off and parental leave policies.
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A big issue in academia is the hiring of two spouses (two-body problem). This is a huge issue at this institute and many professors have left because this employer will not acknowledge this two-body issue.
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candelabra24e Widener University
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January 1970

some departments (for faculty) are very family friendly; there are many successful women here who support one another

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
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Maybe. it depends on the school/college with the university, and on what kind of family you're creating (as of now, no paid leave unless you birth the baby yourself)
Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)
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January 1970

Because this is a school for special needs children it at times will be loud, chaotic, and stressful. You must always be prepared for anything and expect the unexpected! It is a great facility, but not cut out for everyone so consider if this type of environment is suited to you.

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
$0-$25k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
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Yes
Not much; it's a great place to work
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BrunetteAmbition Walden University
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January 1970

Stay away. This company has great benefits but is not at all family-friendly. There is little potential for promotion or a salary on par with male colleagues unless you enage in nepotism. This employer is good at undervaluing it's staff and letting their talents go to waste.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$25k-$50k
Not eligible for bonus
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Academic Advising is the worst in terms of flexibility. Even though this is a completely online university and working remotely is sometimes possible, this department has described advising as an in office position. Student Support and Registrar have the most flexible working options. The overall culture is that taking time off for family is frowned upon and discouraged. Business needs of the company are the most important priority. If you have a manager who favors you, some level of flexibility is possible.
No
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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January 1970

It depends on the type of work you're going to be doing. As a scientist, I believe that women do not have the same opportunities to get higher positions and to be respected in the same way as men. Maybe it's different for other positions.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Promotion, Hiring, Evaluation and Reviews
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Maybe. Depends on your career goals
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January 1970

If you have savings, or a partner that is making a good salary, or your expenses are minimal, taking on an instructor position with CSMA is wonderful. Working with the children is extremely rewarding, very supportive colleagues and majority women on staff, and you have access to excellent curriculum and resources which frees up your time and energy to focus on teaching.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$0-$25k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Yes
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Maybe. If they were interested specifically in an instructor role, I would caution them that although CSMA pays one of the higher rates for art teachers, the number of hours you receive are quite limited, and many instructors end up teaching at multiple schools and in different programs to make ends meet. I have to pick up extra substitute teaching jobs just to make it work, and I'm still barely scraping by. That's really my only gripe though, the Art4Schools program is run by women, and I've received lots of mentorship and support from the management and veteran teachers in the program. Work/life balance is good, most of the staff are parents so they're very respectful of that fact when scheduling meetings, etc.
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aseedeesee American University
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January 1970

I am speaking from an administrative staff perspective, not a faculty perspective. There are not a lot of opportunities for advancement. I've seen a lot of promotion opportunities created for individual men in the past few years, but I'm very sad to say that the only promotion opportunity I've seen created for a woman in my time there was due to her personal relationship with the dean. The environment is drastically different from department to department, but overall the culture of the university is family-friendly and flexible. There are a lot of women in support positions, and with the new President being a woman I hope that will start being true in the leadership as well. I just wish policies (mainly maternity and paternity leave) would follow suit.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
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Yes
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January 1970

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Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$100k-$150k
$0-$10k
6 paid / unpaid
Need a program to help physicians returning from leave ! Need flex schedules.
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Physician autonomy has been replaced by administrators and the only thing that matters is the bottom line i.e. How much work can we squeeze out of each physician. No thought for physician happiness and lots of implicit gender bias.
Maybe. Depends on specialty
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