LIC is a great organisation to work with. It is woman friendly.
Pros and cons
There is no gender distinction . Being a PSU , there are good number of holidays and leaves which would be of help to her. Unbiased promotions. Corrupt free organisation. Scope to learn is good. All facilities like mediclaim, housing loan , vehicle loan , LTC , leased accommodation/staff quarters etc.
If you are selected as an officer, be prepared to move to a different location on every promotion. ( could be close or a little far). You may have to stretch on some days depending on the requirements of the work. Should be prepared to accept PSU culture.
LIC is also famously known as Ladies Insurance Corporation, one of the most safe places for women to work.
Being a very big organisation, an individual who is a colleague/Boss may be a threat as any woman may face at any work place. So you should always set your priorities straight and if at any time feels somebody is trying to take advantage of her , speak out and reach out
The employees of LIC are very helpful when it comes to personal matters from finding a home to anything. Officially depending on her cader (officer/clerical) it varies. There is a strong union in clerical level and their rights are protected very well. At officer level it depends on boss on co workers. If we are friendly with coworkers with out being bossy (as many would be elder to us and highly experienced), they do help a lot. There is a habit of extending cash collection at the couters to agents and salespeople after office hours, which is usually collected by cash officer and New business department officer has certain works beyondoffice hours. Generally theseare the areas allocated to new recruits. When I was pregnant I was the officer incharge of cash counter and accounts . At that time my fellow people helped a lot. Its a nice place to work with but should be ready for extra hours of working (some times have to stay alone in the department with officeboys only to help, but no harassment)and be good at people management. I had an added advantage of my mother also being a lic employee (at a different town) . I still have a very good rapport with my excollegues. Though there may be differences officially due to unions they behave well personally. Hanling unions should be done with care and requires people management skills.