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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits but lack of collaboration affects ability to create best work.

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

    I have been working at SHRM

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment, experience depends on direct manager.

    Cons

    Ability for upward mobility limited. Competitive environment stifles ability to collaborate across departments; So much concern about who will get who will get "credit" or get "revenue" for projects that collaboration is hindered. In an effort to motivate, senior leadership often pits department leaders against each other thus leading to this "competitive" atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration by example. Focus on meeting the needs of members instead of making every decision about revenue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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