To begin with I would like to say that IBM is the best company I have worked with.I would rate it as a very women friendly company and during my tenure I never find any cons because I was blessed with a great manager and friendly colleagues.It depends how is the work environments and how you tackle problems.How you deal with it. ']
Pros: Work from home for certain designations, support women and protect them against any sexual harassment (IBM is best in this case)
Cons: Not anything specific to women. you cant carry your child along. Though they have flexible hours culture depending on the manager.
On paper, the policies are extremely women friendly, however with personal experience, it all depends on the manager the employee is reporting to.
Pros: Work from home option is provided for quite a lot of projects, cab service is available for projects with shifts, paid maternity leave and unpaid year long sabbatical is provided.
Cons: work from home depends from on the project and clientele, cab isn't provided on individual basis and is dependant of availability of service respective to the location.
In the location that I work in, IBM provides no creche or day care facilities. However, what it does provide is a flexible work option. I can work from home maybe twice a week..
I guess IBM is women friendly ..