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Good benefits but poor upper management

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at SHRM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great benefits and some great front line workers

Cons

Extremely top heavy. Upper management should attend some HR classes. I have never seen such poor HR practices. They say culture matters but their actions do not match their words. Lots of clicks in upper management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to your employees and your members.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Friendly employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SHRM

    Pros

    the employees are friendly and professional individuals.

    Cons

    Too much spare time. Employees look tired most of the time. Smoking is allowed right outside the entrance. no professional attire required. It's a laissez-faire environment..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staffs to dress professionally and stop smoking on the premise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    SHRM takes care of its employees well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SHRM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    SHRM really takes care of its employees well - from annual opportunities for raises and bonuses to a pension and a 401 (k) plan to 6 weeks paid leave if you have a child, adopt a child or FOSTER a child. Many of the staff members are very nice. If you work in the right department, you can have very supportive bosses and room to grow. The office promotes work/ life balance, and the headquarters is located right near the King Street metro stop and ramps to 495. Depending on your job, you may have the opportunity to travel around the country, even in departments like member care where you don't normally see employees who travel.

    Cons

    SHRM is an odd combination of an organization that changes a lot (staff and executives coming and going, strategy and department reorganizations, etc.) AND an organization that never changes. SHRM is concerned about doing things correctly, great if you're an employee who would get fired at another org but gets a second chance with a PIP here, but not so good when employees who should be let go can stay for years and years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved working at SHRM, but the organization needs to become a lean, mean, responsive machine. There are too many employees in general, and not enough in certain areas. Letting employees go is not a bad thing when you do it for the right reasons. Pick your mission, any mission, and stick with it. Be amenable to adaptation and change. You'll become a thought leader with your actions, not with campaigns trying to make you into thought leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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