Human Resources (HR) Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Administrator?

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Kiel:
"HR Tip."
When negotiating salary, request employee portion of premiums / deductions and consider that strongly before accepting a position.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Johannesburg:
"Good."
Pros: Interacting with people from different backgrounds.
Cons: Environment.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Houston:
Pros: Great people, flexible schedule and my work makes a positive impact on overall company growth.
Cons:

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Santa Barbara:
Pros: I love working with employees and volunteers and being a resource to them in an industry that truly helps people in a unique and necessary way. I thrive in generating initiatives for improving the workplace, solving problems, streamlining processes and systems and overall growth. I really enjoy the recruitment and hiring process, including employee on-boarding and training.
Cons: The hardest and often most distasteful part is having to fire people. It's never easy and can be extremely stressful even when done for the right reasons. In a small agency, you know everyone and it weighs heavily. My main dissatisfaction though is having my time overrun with helping other non-HR departments and having to set aside important HR projects or delay new initiatives because of needing to help with tedious administrative tasks because we don't have enough people to delegate to. Having too big of a workload and not enough relief is overwhelming and makes it hard to focus.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Fall River:
"SPECTRUM."
Pros: Flexible schedules, casual dress and work environment, xmas bonuses, company events, owners work in the same building and personal relationships, family environment, paid time off, paid holidays,
Cons: A bit stressful, policies are not enforced, have to chase management/HR for reviews and raises, they do not appreciate their top employees, no employee ranking, cheap with salary, friendly owners.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Springdale:
"It is not easy."
It is not easy and time consuming.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Johannesburg:
"Fun."
Pros: Working with and helping people with any employment issues.
Cons: Having to hold a disciplinary hearing for employees and telling them that they are fired.