office Job Reviews
Women who work in office departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 4.5, 100% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $100k-$150k.
I've worked here for 11 years. When I started, I worked for a woman who was formerly the head of a very big group. Looking up in the organization, I saw a few women who were up the management chain (though none other than my boss in my own management chain). Now, there are far fewer, and it isn't clear as to why. On the positive side, the lack of women in leadership has been acknowledged by the top people in my organization, and there is a lot of thought going into what to do and how to change the organization's management from a 40-something-wife-at-home-white boys club like it is now. As for maternity leave, I have found both men and women (and especially men) to be supportive of parental leave. In fact, I've seen male managers be more supportive of taking the full leave (20 weeks) than women managers.
Microsoft truly is a company that can change the world. Their reach is incredible. I work on Office, a product used by millions and millions of people every day. That's exciting and motivating! They have lots of perks, but like all large companies, a fair amount of bureaucracy as well. The trick is finding a good team. There are many good teams, but there are a few real lemons that will sour you on Microsoft for good. Once I had kids, I made sure to work only for managers who also had kids -- they just get it. But there are also managers without kids who understand the pressure. While I have been the trailblazer, nowadays I also prefer to work on teams that already have a number of women. You only need about 2 women on a team to make it a safer place, but in the technical roles that is sometimes hard to find. A team with 15-20% women is a sweet spot (harder to find more!).