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SHRM Doesn't Meet Its Own Expectations

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

I have been working at SHRM

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    In the middle.

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

    I worked at SHRM

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to your employees - all of them.


  2. Great Association

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people, lots of growth

    Cons

    Really no cons that I can think of.


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