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"SHRM takes care of its employees well"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for SHRM

  1. "Mission-oriented colleagues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SHRM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the Director and VP levels and below the organization is focused on delivering on its promise to its members. Incredible focus and passion for human resources as well as the members. The Annual Conference is a powerful example of teamwork within the organization. It would be hard to identify a colleague who doesn't touch the conference in some way. As a non-profit it prides itself on running more like a for-profit business.

    Cons

    Rifts between the executive leadership and the board make the organization a challenge sometimes. It just depends who the CEO is and who the board chair is.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to value your employees. They're the best in the business.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Lackluster"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SHRM full-time

    Pros

    The benefits here are very, very difficult to beat. They're great. Flexible work hours and the ability to have telecommute days for staff are also big plusses.

    Cons

    Then there's everything else. It's been said by many of the other reviews here. Very little room for advancement. Very resistant to change. Very skeptical of new ideas. Innovation is virtually nonexistent in the culture of this organization. The same initiatives and projects continue year after year with very little change. As said before, "this is how it's always been done," or "like last year" are frequent utterances.

    Very top heavy organization. Directors and above make all of the decisions, leaving managers powerless to aid their staff, leaving their staff voiceless. If you're not a director or above, your voice is never heard.

    Too many people seem interested in scoring victories for themselves, than working to benefit the organization as a whole.

    In general, this organization does not practice what it preaches internally.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees may have great ideas. Please ask them before making company wide decisions. We might have some innovative and potentially more cost effective ideas.

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