Strategy & Business Development Job Reviews

Women who work in Strategy & Business Development departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.8, 65.9% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $80k-$100k.

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GirlBossanova669073

Weber Shandwick

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

There are many women who support each other. However, compensation is low (especially entry level) and due to the hierarchical nature of agency culture, negotiation rarely works out your way.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Ladyboss408666

Vanguard Group

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

This company has lost lawsuits made against them for their treatment of female employees. Know what you are getting into, and never for a moment think their mid management's need for constant positive feedback is misunderstood. It is a need, and if you don't always give positive feedback, their anonymous daily and weekly surveys will come back on you.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
    Flexibility is totally reliant on whether your boss and your boss's boss likes you. you are told daily to remember to "brand" yourself well with leadership and encourage you to research all team leads in your department so that you can present yourself differently when they are in your ear shot. that, to me, seems to be a bit different than merely suggesting that their employees learn their job and learn it well to support other departments, the company and the clients. but, to each their own.
  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    When they can find a balance for business strategy and growth, while protecting clients, and not promote based on cheerleader enthusiasm, but on actual business acumen and professionalism, then they will have a more legitimate place to work and invest.

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. If you are able and willing to focus, live and breathe only Vanguard for 10% less income than competing firms, and conduct projects only for your next promotion, not for the overall good of the business or the client, and you can do this with a high school cheerleader enthusiasm, then this is the place for you.

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Spyder

American Family Insurance

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

Fast-paced environment where driven employees can thrive with opportunities to go beyond the core insurance business

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Focused777229

Creative Licence Digital

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

Suitable starting role for a young professional - not much growth available.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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Balanced210877

CLEAResult

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

People are great. Excellent content and mission. Needs a reset on culture

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
    Great flexibility but VERY long hours
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Culture change. More focus on the “long game”

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Things could improve (and I am trying to help)

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Focused966282

IBM

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

Sell yourself well and early. Build and guard your self-esteem from the get go.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I see changing is coming with the new leadership. Exciting times.

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Tran

Facebook

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

It is a great place to work for women compared to other places. There is some work that can be done to make sure women are promoted to senior positions at a similar rate to men.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / unpaid

    Facebook provides equal paternity and maternity leave of 16 weeks and "baby cash" of $4,000 when you add a new baby to your medical plan. You also receive paid leave for adoption.
  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Goalsetter559658

Surefire Medical

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

Expect non responsiveness to questions related to raises and promotions.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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GirlBossanova926391

Dell

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

Networking is critical, and just ask for what you see your male counterparts getting without being apologetic.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    The 52 weeks of unpaid leave are mandatory by law in Canada.
  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. The pay and promotions are not equal. Trend is that men are promoted to take on new challenges, whereas women are promoted after having completed new challenges. Being promoted and announced endorses the new initiative and sets them up for success, not being announced or promoted until after means that you had to bootstrap your initiative without endorsement or support. It also means that the late promoted women are constantly 18 months behind in pay and opportunities compared to men who receive their promotion at the beginning and so are ready for new promotion at the end of their initiative, especially if successful and get momentum and snowball effect. Also it is easier to be a generous leader operating from position of abundance rather than a position of scarcity. BUT the day-to-day life and support for women is pretty good. The heritage Dell portion does not feel like an old boys club.

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GirlBossanova209494

North Highland

Strategy & Business Development

January 1970

Good maternity pay - support for return to work. And good culture of men taking parental leave.

Job Satisfaction Level

1.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    No

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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