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"Good place to work, some problems"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

HR is a great field to be working in right now. It's never boring and always changing. Bright, energetic employees who have been there for a long time. Work for a great manager, and you will be very happy.

Cons

As with most organizations, your direct manager and director will determine how satisfied you are working at SHRM. It has many great managers, but it doesn't adequately deal with the bad ones. Also, as the organization has grown, silos have sprung up, thwarting information sharing and collaboration. One department often doesn't know what another is working on and is even working at odds with another department's goals. The recession has also dampened morale and created budget battles. The last CEO was a poor fit for the job and the culture. I hope SHRM can find a new, great leader and repair relations with its members and the board of directors.

Advice to Management

Promote from within, especially at the very top. Listen to the members. Don't take so long to implement feedback from employees.

Other Employee Reviews for SHRM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly engaged most of the time"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work can sometimes be very meaningful. Most of the people are great. Many departments take part in the flexible schedule program, allowing for comp days on Mondays or Fridays. There's a massage therapist on site once every other week (and SHRM subsidizes a bit of the cost), there's a yoga instructor on site twice a week (and SHRM subsidizes part of the cost), the DAC (Diversity Advisory Council) holds quarterly events and has brought in some great speakers in the past (like Allyson Robinson from the Human Rights Campaign).

    Cons

    There's been a lot of change lately: three chiefs (CEO, COO, CMO) have left SHRM in the past 6 months, the strategic business review has brought an upheaval to the organization as a whole, and many employees have been moved around to different cubicles, floors, buildings because of org chart changes. More emphasis is placed on revenue than is warranted for a non-profit, and meeting the numbers seems to be the primary goal (even though SHRM is a membership organization) - even if there are not enough resources in place.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring the right people should be paramount. Offering the salary that they deserve is a must. Pay close attention to employee engagement.


  2. "Resource Planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timing & employee friendly environment.

    Cons

    Before hiring a resource plan for their activities is not fixed, only targets are fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Targets not always the best to measure a resource capabilities.

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