Executive Assistant Job Reviews

Women who are Executive Assistants have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.7, 66% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.

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courtneyemchenry

General Dynamics Information Technology

Executive Assistant

January 1970

I work on a contract at the client site, so a lot of my opinions are based mostly on the client I support. I do have a lot of flexibility to handle family needs in my current job, but in a previous job the client was very discriminatory about time off for pregnancy-related medical appointments. My program manager and company did move me out of that office and into another quickly, but I still did not feel as though I had my company management's total support.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • 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)

    10 paid / 2 unpaid

    I took a combination of short term disability, paid vacation/sick leave, and unpaid leave for my 12 weeks of FMLA maternity leave. I have 6 weeks of short term disability, about 4 weeks of sick and vacation, and the remaining 2 or so weeks were LWOP.
  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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ebass001

Carnegie Mellon University

Executive Assistant

January 1970

CMU is highly decentralized, so experiences can vary depending on what department you are with and who the current faculty member is that you are working under. However, one of the most difficult things was the lack of respect that administrative women staff receive from any and all faculty. Your fellow staff can be great and your benefits are awesome, but they work you so hard

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
    True flextime is only permitted for exempt employees. You can only be an exempt employee if you manage other staff members. This means that most administrative employees cannot work from home - even if they do not have necessarily have positions that need to be in office to work with students or other personnel physically. This should be a decentralized policy not determinate on hourly or salary pay so that administrative staff can take work from home days if they are able to or need to.
  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Courtney Elizabeth McHenry

General Dynamics

Executive Assistant, Administrative

January 1970

The maternity leave is pretty standard, which is to say it sucks. I received 6 weeks of short term disability and the remainder of my 12 weeks was a combination of the paid time off I’ve saved and unpaid leave.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • 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)

    10 paid / 2 unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Birgitta Brown

McKinsey & Company

Executive Assistant

January 1970

They have great medical & dental benefits; especially maternity leave policy.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Bonus

    Not eligible for bonus

  • 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)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Improve my compensation

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe.

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BeaBoss488575

Kaiser Permanente

Executive Assistant, Administrative

January 1970

Kaiser is a great place to work. You are teated with respect and kindness.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • 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, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Madam anon427

Performance-based Standards

Executive Assistant

January 1970

This employer is run by a phenomenal woman that is understanding and dedicated to her staff; however, politics unfortunately dictate some of the meta-culture.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • 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, Culture

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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JJayanna18

Success Academy Charter Schools

Executive Assistant

January 1970

You will have the opportunity to work in an environment that is almost entirely women.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
    It is extremely dependent on whether you are a school or Network employee, and on what team you are on. Some teams are extremely flexible. Some managers/executives know what is best for their teams and go out of their way to allow flexible schedules for their employees. However, from top down, flexibility is not encouraged.
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Balanced722013

Progressive Counseling Services

Executive Assistant, Administrative

January 1970

PCS believes in equity and treats men and women the same. Gary does not use male privilege and he insures that all clients are respectful to everyone. He goes out of his way to make sure we all feel safe. I wish more men were like Gary.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Level of Flexibility

    1 2 3 4 5
    Amazing place to work. My car needed very expensive repairs and the owner loaned me his Mercedes for over one month until my care was fixed!!
  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

    My children are all over 18
  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Focused101764

Thomson Reuters

Executive Assistant, Sales

January 1970

Extremely professional environment with structured hierarchy and on the slow paced side

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    Yes

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Not for Pay, Promotion, Hiring

  • Level of Flexibility

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

    None taken

    I took 12 weeks paid leave at 100%. I also worked my last month virtually.
  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Hours, Culture, Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

    Not much; it's a great place to work

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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GirlBossanova408536

Amazon

Executive Assistant, Retail

January 1970

It is more progressive but not as progressive as competing tech companies

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • CEO supports Gender Diversity?

    I'm not sure

  • 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)

    20 paid / unpaid

  • Work-Life Friendly Attributes:

    Policies

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

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

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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