research scientist Job Reviews

Women who are research scientists have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.5, 50% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $80k-$100k.

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LD

General Electric

Research Scientist

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January 1970

FLexible work space. a lot of women leaders and pushing to get more in the next few ears. GE Research is nice becasue we work with all of our GE businesses and you learn about many different technologies through working with hte many businesses.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$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, Culture, Policies

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
    GE Research - flexible for different ethnic /religious holidays, Permissive Time-Off for vacation, appointments, sick time etc. Flexible hours for start/end time for school children or elderly care, good time off for paternity leave and flexible when they can take it, so not necessarily when the baby is born but can be taken when parents leave and mom is now alone or when mom starts back to work, dad can take several weeks off during the transition.
  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

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anon2927

BP

Research Scientist, Engineering

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January 1970

The higher you are in the R&D organization, the better. Women at the manufacturing sites don't have the same opportunities.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $10k-$20k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    just upgraded policy to 8 weeks for mothers (10 for c-section), and 2 weeks for fathers
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture

  • Flexibility of the employer

    1 2 3 4 5
  • 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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anon1730

University Of Illinois

Research Scientist

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January 1970

Speak up for yourself. Eventually we might get heard. A mother's room and paid maternity leave would be nice.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    I had to pay my own insurance premiums while out, too!
  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews

  • Family Friendly Aspects

    Hours, Culture

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. No paid maternity leave (for me) although some get two weeks. Beuracracy is against you but the individuals are nice and supportive (in my department). Had to pump in gross janitor's closet.

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)

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Lady Scientist

Corning Incorporated

Research Scientist

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January 1970

Very diverse (women & minorities) company at its major research center. However, recently took a step backwards with maternity leave policy, going from 6-8 weeks of paid disability and up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave to the same paid disability but with only the FMLA minimum of 12. Has very helpful lactation programs for non-traveling moms. Still gender segregated at highest levels, but there does not appear to be a gender bias for promotions/pay scale.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary (USD)

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus (USD)

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / unpaid

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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