I’ve worked at a couple toxic companies and I’m wondering which companies are female friendly and not full of tech bros? GitHub, Google, and Oath seem good. Are there any others people can recommend? Also, which companies should I avoid?
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- Microsoft / Eng Gs4478i’m wondering which companies are friendly for 30y males, who like hiking and biking and not full of tech bros, SJWs and feminists?
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- Postmates PoachMeLol the CEO publicly cusses out engineers IN PERSON, regularly yells like an unhinged toddler, and threatens to fire people. That’s only part of it. I know two women that felt extremely uncomfortable at an offsite because of the behavior of a male coworker who got too friendly and other female coworkers that have confided about being undermined and having their work publicly called out when it never happens to their male coworkers. The fact that there’s an entire topic in the company blind channel on who the hottest people are is disgusting and proof of the kind of culture we have.Jan 18, 2018 3
- Uber DavidBowiePost-Susan Fowler Uber is a utopia for women. Boy has the pendulum swung the other way. Management is desparate to hire women to improve PR. You can basically do no work and not get fired as managers are afraid of retaluation. You can come and leave whenever you want. Nobody would dare offend you as HR is on hyper policing mode. Complaints again male employees are ruled in favor of women with no investigation. You will get promoted easily, raises easily. Come to Uber!
- Intel techymechyDepends....I believe that the best company for all employees is the best company for women. Intel has the most stupid, discriminatory policies towards white/Asian males and the most overt, coddling of URM'S imaginable. This was done by the BOZO management. This can change in an instant...
I cannot recommend Intel as a place to work. Look for companies which have broad based employee happiness. This indicates good management. Don't look for companies that are focusing on a select group of employees-this indicates BOZO msnsgement.
- Google / Eng lena33moreI had bad experience with Intel - couldn't pass further than recruiter. I'm FullStack and have 95% response rate on recruiter phase. Not with Intel:) I tried hard: found a guy i worked with and ask for referral. No luck:) Maybe i didn't pass their description of incompetent woman:)
- Maybe we don’t hire people on the basis of sex/orientation/skin color/religion? You know, the thing that was preached several decades ago? Perhaps we have bar raisers and only hire at a certain bar. If the workforce ends up being all white, Asian, and middle eastern dude, so be it.
- Intel Boo-booThere are lots of very competent women and URM'S at Intel, but the bar has been lowered to nonexistent for hiring women and URM'S and this has been extended , as techymechy stated, to overt cuddling and promotion. The discrimination against white/Asian males is over-the-top obvious to support the woman/URM hiring processes.Dec 22, 2017 1
- Salesforce DredSalesforce invented equality for all. It's taken very seriously here.
- Probably avoid MS.
Just as a psa, what I want from a female friendly company is NOT one that forces diversity or lowers the car.
Companies that train to avoid biases, have younger professionals, but don't hire for numbers are my ideal.
It's okay if a company has more guys, as long as they're not toxic.
It's an odd balance.
- Google / Eng ungoogley"not full of tech Bros"...? Like it or not, this is a fairly male dominated industry. Considering that, I'm not sure how exactly you plan on getting away from "tech bros".
- Yahoo <0.o>I had a conversation about this the other day with some female coworkers and managers who said that that Oath is one of the better companies for women in tech. You often see some horror stories on here from those who work at other large companies but those things don't appear to be happening at Oath. It certainly depends upon the specific team but, within groups that I frequently work with, everyone is professional and just wants to work together and get things accomplished
- It’s really varies among teams, but how do you ensure candidates that you are joining a great team? The employee’s experience is as important as branding, it needs to be consistent. Microsoft needs to bring the next level game on to get the very top level talent. Starting from people who play politics all day long and doing no work ( plenty and plenty of them) . It’s a culture change and it needs to start from the top.Dec 23, 2017 0
- Tableau is bad.
I didn’t write it, but I could have:
- Re Quiet rooms: yes, they are for (but not exclusively) lactating women. At one point, they were exclusive and called “Mother’s Rooms”. Then Tableau changed them to be multi-use and called them “Quiet Rooms” (which is an industry common term).
Even when they were “Mother’s Rooms” a male colleague on my team (someone I didn’t think was particularly insensitive either) even told me he used the room for naps because “nobody is ever in there”.
More then one complaint has been made about misuse in these rooms. HR didn’t do anything for a year that I was there and aware of the issue.
Yeah, I think the use of the term “quiet rooms” is a large part of the problem.
However, as I stated above people (who were not capable of lactating) were using them for napping even when they were called “Mother’s Rooms”.
Some women tried to lobby for the “Mother’s Room” term to be reinstated, or offer BOTH “Quiet Rooms” and “Mother’s Rooms” (like Amazon/Facebook does). However, at Tableau, HR resisted (just like the GD post pointed out).
I imagine the reluctance to kick the unreserved men out (or at least inform them what is the appropriate use of these rooms) is tied to the same reason the room name changed from “Mother’s Room” to “Quiet Room” in the first place.
Bad move Tableau HR...you just made your company super liable to be sued (especially considering that this is a federal mandate).
- Apple Everest199Apple under Tim Cook has become very diversity-minded. Like everything else Apple does it's almost become a crusade around here.
- L6 female employee. So far my group at Amazon is great compared to Microsoft. Fewer people talk over me and there are a lot more women in power (leadership roles or general thought leadership) compared to my teams at Microsoft.
Since everyone gets ownership, you don’t have that thing where men swoop in and try to run your space and “leverage” your work - that is refreshing.
You will work a lot but so far I have been judged on what I do, not my sex. So I’m cool with that.