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SHRM Doesn't Meet Its Own Expectations

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Non-people Manager
Current Employee - Non-people Manager

I have been working at SHRM

Pros

Overall, people are pleasant

Reasonable hours for most employees, mostly 9-5 (place is mostly empty after 5:30)

Helping HR professionals is is relatively interesting work

Cons

Everyone below the level of director is in a cubicle, and cubicles a cramped together in classed "cubicle farm" design, meaning that the work environment is always noisy and often with no window view.

Extremely limited opportunities for promotion, even for workers with excellent performance evals over many years.

Compensation and benefits are market/average for small/mid professional association. Few innovative work/life opportunities (off-site access to systems mostly denied, even for professionals whose work is dependent on these systems -- very retrograde.

Senior management team, led by a relatively new CEO, fixated on internal strategic process (heavily dependent on external consultants, to the exclusion of fixing practical and obvious operational flaws. Over $1 million spent on consultants during year with a pay freeze for employees (2009).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try management by walking around (MBWA), rather than lecturing during mass assemblies on the virtues of the new five year plan.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    In the middle.

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

    I worked at SHRM

    Pros

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a great place to learn a lot about a lot of different things. They have divisions ranging from customer service to events to publishing.

    Cons

    In some divisions or departments, there is virtually no worklife balance. It all starts at the top. At the time I worked there, the top person had no life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees - all of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good growth experience with mostly excellent people

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

    I worked at SHRM

    Pros

    Treated with respect and work valued.

    Cons

    Short term objectives emphasized. Top management is conservative and reluctant to try new approaches to meeting the needs of the members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less concerned about getting your bonus and more concerned about the major changes taking place with the role of HR globally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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