associate director Job Reviews

Women who are associate directors have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.7, 60.9% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $100k-$150k.

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sunshine586

UBS

Associate Director, Research & Development

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January 1970

It's a great place to work and an amazing place for parents - but certain teams/groups/roles can be very hard to break into (and stay in) as a female employee.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / unpaid

    Excellent
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • 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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OptimistN

Deloitte

Associate Director, Strategy & Business Development

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January 1970

Deloitte is a great place but understand that to have flexibility you can pay the price with a slowdown in promotions

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • 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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flexeb

Columbia University

Associate Director

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January 1970

I would ask very specific questions of the department you would be working in during the interview stage. Ask about culture, how they support employee work-life balance. The overall hours are not bad, but if you want a flexible work arrangement, it is not going to happen in the department I worked in.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / unpaid

    There was only disability leave (6 to 8 weeks) when I took maternity leave.
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    You can "work from home" once in a while for a dr's appointment, but don't expect much more than that.
  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. In one particular department, I was treated very unfairly after asking for a flexible work position.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

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Indie1984

Deloitte

Associate Director, Accounting

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January 1970

Make no mistake this is a work hard 'up or out' culture which becomes harsher as you get more senior. Generally fairly transparent egalitarian system but I strongly suspect pregnancy/maternity leave/suspected maternity leave have affected promotion decisions and appraisal ratings so be cautious around disclosure of your plans at key times.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    39 paid / unpaid

    16 weeks full pay, 10 weeks half pay, then 3 months at statutory and finally 3 months unpaid. However, you receive your benefits allowance (£6700 for senior manager) and pension in full.
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    Recently (last couple of years) much improved flexible working policies (work from home, compressed hours, variable hours etc) with a good degree of trust to do your work without watching the hours (mostly because we all inevitably work more!). This is more the case for more senior people (senior manager and above), and in certain departments (e.g. tax).
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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ilawai

NC State University

Associate Director

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January 1970

I work in administration, and this is just like every other higher education institution I've worked for. I don't feel that women and men are treated differently, and there are lots of women in senior and management roles.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Culture

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    This depends on where you work, but my department provides little flexibility.
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

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Fleur

EY

Associate Director, Marketing

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January 1970

Be prepared to work a minimum of 70 hours a week. There are good policies on paper, but in practice you will not advance in your career if you take advantage of flex time or job sharing. So go in knowing that. Also know that no matter how hard you work, you will never be promoted unless you know the right people and how to curry favor with them.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    It depended on the whims of your boss. Some managing partners were much more open-minded than others. In fact, both women and men tried to change departments based on who they knew their boss would be!
  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. I must point out that I no longer work at EY; since August 2016 I have been working for another employer. But before that I was at EY for nearly 9 years, so I can speak best about that firm. I honestly don't think there is gender discrimination, but race and ethnicity are real issues; the biases are quite overt in some cases. There are also long-established "cliques" and "inner circles" that are very hard for outsiders to penetrate.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Like all organizations, EY had its problems: very few women at the top, rampant office politics, lack of understanding of different cultures, totally not "getting" millennials, etc. And nobody (man or woman) ever got promoted unless they were part of the inner circle. It was a good place to work overall, but they were behind the times in many ways.

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anonanon2017

EY

Associate Director, Human Resources

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January 1970

Some teams are better than others - I am lucky that my team has a very family-friendly manager who understands when life gets in the way.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    I work on a global team, so I can work anywhere and the hours I work are flexible, though long.
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

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anon2987

Time Inc.

Associate Director, Marketing

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January 1970

Ask for the flexibility you need, sometimes the conversation just needs to be had.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    11 paid / unpaid

    I believe it is now 14 weeks paid
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    Definitely depends on manager
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve company environment

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Chichi

Wayfair Inc

Associate Director

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January 1970

I love it! My boss is very flexible on work/life balance and has kids of his own, so really gets it

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $20k-$50k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    It varies by department/manager
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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labmoore

Novartis

Associate Director, Strategy & Business Development

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January 1970

Although they have women represented in executive positions, a more formal sponsorship program would be helpful

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Promote more women into leadership positions

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