After your induction or during it, you started to get calls from different project managers. This is your chance to choose for project which is right for you. They explain you well on phone about projects, and you can indirectly ask if its gonna be really busy schedule/ time based schedule and stuff. If you looking for flexible working hours mention it in good way. If you think or manager says its gonna be strict one then better explain them that not willing to take one. No one gonna question you until 3-4 rejections of project. But after that they might start asking you reason.
Another thing: you can ask manager that if it is Banking or ODC kind of project, they generally dnt allow you work from home :(
IBM never pays you well! I was on same salary for 2.6 yrs! But then if you joined a bit relaxed project you are ready to scarifies your salary on 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 ..