communications specialist Job Reviews

Women who are communications specialists have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.6, 100% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.

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anon3621

Booz Allen Hamilton

Communications Specialist, Strategy & Business Development

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January 1970

Perk may not be advertised up front but every time I have asked for something, it has been well-received and granted. People don't know what you need if you don't speak up for yourself!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    Not eligible for bonus

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    11 paid / unpaid

    Two extra weeks of paid leave due to C-section
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • 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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anon722

General Electric

Communications Specialist

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January 1970

It is a great company and in my time I have seen more women get promoted into leadership positions. Overall management has a flexible work-life balance and culture, but there are occasional managers you stumble upon who are old school and less open to flex policies. Most are great though.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

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Madam anon1236

General Electric

Communications Specialist, Communications

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January 1970

Leadership roles are certainly composed of more men than women, but GE has made a real effort to diversify. Maternity leave changed on 4/1/16 and is now much more generous: up to 12 weeks paid and an additional 4 unpaid. They are also very good about flexible work arrangements and offer wellness rooms at almost all of their sites. This is a review for GE Capital

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady 9Lives

The Southern Company

Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications

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January 1970

I've worked here for 15 years, and the company does make efforts to promote women, but I'd say the family policies are equally rough for men and women. The culture is generally not very family-friendly, BUT it truly depends on your manager and department. I've been relatively lucky over the years, but I've had friends who have been in ridiculous situations (being made to take off an hour of vacation if they had to go to a school play - even though a professional and not hourly employee). The culture trends toward the old school chained-to-your-desk from 8 to 5 mentality, but again, it greatly varies with who you work for. I've been awfully lucky over the years. They do try to promote a diverse workforce. The job is very stable. It's hard to get fired from Southern Company (or it's sub companies - Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power and Southern Company Services). The provide a nice bonus, they are fairly good about career paths and they provide a nice pension, so there are good points about working here. Regarding the parental leave policy, it has been ridiculously antiquated for decades. They recently performed a study showing how many female engineers they were losing because of it, so they've made some much needed changes. They now offer 14 fully paid weeks as of Jan. 1, 2016. This is for new parents and adoptive parents as well. Before you had two weeks and could then use your vacation and sick leave and then go unpaid. Some managers hated to see their employees in rough shape, so would offer extended sick leave throughout whatever you agreed with them at 60 percent. Management is male-dominated and very southern old-school. They are making, what I consider, honest efforts to diversify, and I think in not too long we will see the fruits of that, but for now it's run by wealthy men with stay at home wives with full time help who take care of everything. At the end of the day, we will see that diversification (and already see it a bit), but it's a sad fact that most women who come up in the company through management are harder to deal with. The attitude is very much "I didn't have all these 'privileges' and you shouldn't either, which is disheartening. For the most part, male managers are much more family-friendly. The new policy is nice and workable, but I hope over time, as an industry-leader and a Fortune 500 company, they will become more generous.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    2 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. They are slowly changing their policies and in many respects it's a good company to work for. Not perfect, but good.

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Lady Hibiscus

State Farm

Communications Specialist, Public Affairs

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January 1970

Generally, State Farm is a solid, stable employer offering good pay and benefits. Women are prominent in leadership, including executive. In my own career path I haven't seen any preferential treatment toward men and have numerous times gotten promotions and better bonuses than men in my area. The scheduling and time off policies vary drastically by department and are not at all family-friendly in the call centers. Mandatory overtime, time off blackout dates, inability to trade schedules and other issues have created a lot of frustrated employees. Paid maternity leave is capped at 6 weeks across the board.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    7 hours or fewer

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. In my department and other support areas, yes, but in the call centers, no, due to complete lack of flexibility in scheduling and time off.

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