I worked at Employer Flexible full-time
-The people here are absolutely awesome! Fun people, fun atmosphere, people who really care about the company here.
-Lots of flexibility, never had issues making it to an appointment if I needed to, never had problems taking time off, even on short notice.
-Great place to gain a foothold of experience if you want to work in the HR/PEO Industry and gain a firm understanding of how the industry functions.
-Lots of responsibility over your work, you're really trusted with a lot of the process here, which gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about the process.
-Salaries tend to be on the lower end of the scale.
-Setting the framework for a big project, only to have priorities change.
-While this is starting to change, there are still some managers who seem like they are getting paid to either vegetate in their offices or make busy-work for others that is non impactful and even detrimental to the mission.
-"What's good for the company" often means turning your position into something that no longer resembles what you were hired to do.
Advice to Management
-Reinventing the wheel for one client causes the quality of service for other clients to suffer. Stop doing that.
-If you're a manager who makes six figures to walk around disrupting the processes of other teams with "good ideas" to justify your job, then it's time to move on. Everybody hopes you keep walking when you're headed in their direction. That means you probably aren't helping. Stop treating people who actually work for a living yet make a quarter of what you do like "The Help".
-Direct more resources to making sure the fundamental processes of each department are perfected and done right the first time. You focus too much on flashy new features and capabilities.
-A building with a cracked foundation can't be built very tall, this is why growth is an issue. Sales is doing great bringing in new business, but doubling the sales force won't solve the problems with retention that are also holding the business back. Reinforce fundamentals.
-Keep hiring people who take positive ownership over their departments and teams, like Kim and Desiree. They are some of the best managers in the company, and practice more leadership than most of the managers above them.
I applied online. I interviewed at Employer Flexible (Houston, TX) in May 2015.
Very relaxed. Had 3 rounds with direct manager, vp, and partner. A month or 3 went by before I was actually contacted for an interview, but once I was contacted the process and interviews moved very quickly. I was interviewed and offered a position within a week.
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