Senior Program Officer Job Reviews
Senior Program Officer, Administrative
I would say to negotiate for raises, because these are not offered as they are in private companies or even non profit organizations. There are no bonuses either. I would put yourself on the map by doing a very good job and asking for equal compensation as your peers are earning, or whatever you think you are worth. Then, I would assess whether this is a place that will truly value your contributions and reward you accordingly (if not, find another place).
Job Satisfaction Level
Not eligible for bonus
CEO supports Gender Diversity?
I'm not sure
Are Women and Men Treated Equally?
Not for Pay, Promotion
Level of Flexibility1 2 3 4 5The schedule is very inflexible unless you have achieved a certain level of certainty, which seems very unfair. Employees must report by 9:30am or there are penalties for lateness. This is fine for me, again (I do not have kids and do not plan to for the next 3-5 years), so this may be challenging for those with children or aging parents they take care of (things happen, and rigid workplace policies like this often disadvantage women).
Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
One Thing Employer Could Improve
Improve my compensation
Recommend to Women?
Maybe. It depends on where these women expected to be in the next five years. I took a job that was slightly below my level of experience, and there is a very clear ceiling here for the next 5 years (in which I currently work). In order to move up, short of one of our very few leaders leaving, I do not feel as though I would be considered for a promotion. Despite this being the government, there is little transparency about why certain colleagues are paid more than others, and there is little room for growth in this agency (I may be able to move to another NYC agency for a promotion, however). On the other hand, if a woman wanted to be here and doesn't mind not being promoted, there are generous leave policies and benefits. Also, there are generous comp time policies, which are nice. Again, I am looking for a more ambitious career path where I can demonstrate my worth and move up quickly, so generous time off and leave is not what I am looking for in my workplace right now.