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Women who work in legal departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.4, 65.2% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $80k-$100k.

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January 1970

Minimum flexibility due to attorney hours, both for attorneys and legal staff. Unsure for admin and management roles.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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January 1970

Great people, including many women. Need more in leadership, however.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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ChicagoLawyerLady

Goldberg Kohn Ltd.

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January 1970

I think this is a great firm but a little old fashioned. The partners are very open to change and are actively looking for ways to promote more women.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. The firm is trying really really hard to do better but female partnership is low and female associates are often treated more harshly in reviews and given less responsibility than male associates. That being said, the partners have agreed to undergo sensitivity training to try to address these issues. Maternity leave is 3 months paid plus 3 months of FMLA supplemented pay, but if you take 6 months you don't get a bonus.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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January 1970

They are flexible if you have a senior enough / valued position.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Incorporate secretaries (exclusively women) into the culture of the firm (i.e. a lot of value is given to solicitors and associates over secretary and support roles).

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January 1970

great company, fair and flexable understanding of family needs, good pay scale

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    10 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

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Mexlaw

AT&T

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January 1970

Never keep to yourself your opinion; you can make changes by simply asking or mentioning your problem.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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January 1970

It's a Company that offers good benefits to women, such as paid maternity leave.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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anon3305

General Electric

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January 1970

What I've seen is who you work for can make a huge difference in promotions, time off, and flexibility. It shouldn't be that way but there are still a lot of managers here who believe that they need to make everyone come into the office everyday, no trust in otherwords, and managers swing from promoting no one to promoting everyone or trying to help them get to the next level, to those in the middle. So, having said that, it's probably like every other major industrial company.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It would depend on where she was in her career.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

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Aworkingwoman

Dorevitch Pathology

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January 1970

be prepared to be expected to work crazy hours, to be overloaded with work and have a very slim chance of promotion. Instead of promoting you to a new role they will gradually increase your responsibilities and make you report to someone who used to do the role (and they are paid more to do the same thing).

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / unpaid

    not fair hours after announcement of pregnancy
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Unless you are/or planning to get pregnant, you will get lots of practice in the lab. really few managers who are trying to accommodate your special needs like no night shifts for pregnant (even if your OB suggests so in written), lack of support for after the delivery for work-life balance, most of the times you won't know your roster till the very last minute, so it's almost impossible to plan your life unless you're on annual leave. Employer is perfect for a single person seeking experience.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)

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January 1970

Willkie is a fabulous firm to work for at the beginning of your career. In recent years, the number of women in the entry-level class of lawyers is on part or greater than the number of men. That number changes, dramatically, a few years in because of disparate treatment in training, work assignments, and promotion.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $50k-$75k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Recommend to Women?

    No

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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