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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional association for human resource management professionals. It is headquartered in Wimbledon, London, England. The organisation was founded in 1913 - it is the world's oldest association in its field and has over 150,000 members internationally working across private, public and voluntary sectors. Peter Cheese was announced in June 2012 as CIPD's new CEO from July 2012.

Natasha Cook mentioned in a review, "The CIPD is a complete waste of time and money, qualifications aren’t worth the paper there written on, no help or guidance given once a course has been completed!!utterly shocking."


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"I worked at CIPD Cons: I did not feel welcomed by the team. Had a difficult relationship with the line manager who would ask for one thing and then it was never what they wanted. It was difficult to meet their expectations and did not get much support. There was silo mentality working within the team and not a joined up approach or effective communication with the team. Quite a few cliques - which only created division and did not create an inclusive working environment."

Current Employee - Policy says

"I have been working at CIPD part-time for more than a year Cons: Constant change and restructures Constant change in reporting lines and SLT Clicques and favourites are clear No international strategy Poor service at home for our majority of members Charity with no charitable purpose in my view"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at CIPD part-time for more than 5 years Cons: • Very weak leadership – slow (almost non-existent) decision making • Lack of strategy – lots of vague aims but no metrics/articulation/idea of how to get there • Big disconnection from the purpose. CIPD is more concerned with furthering its own image than actually doing anything tangible to help either its members or the general public • Lack of opportunities for development and progression • EXTREME cronyism • Salary for some is very high (for no apparent reason – it’s not linked to performance) and for many others is very low"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at CIPD full-time Cons: Extremely poor people management, do not practice what they preach, no consistency. I can go on and on."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at CIPD full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Very difficult to move job bands. Tendency to bring in new recruits over existing staff so opportunities for development are limited. Would also agree other comments about the Exec Team, mostly full of their own self-importance to speak to staff though there are a few exceptions."

Senior Manager says

"I worked at CIPD for more than 3 years Cons: There is strong capability at the management level however, as you move up to ET or the Executive Team there is a real lack of managerial skills and the kind of backgrounds and performance one would expect at that level. Most of the departments managers are more capable than their directors. There is a very passive aggressive culture here were you have to agree with what the ET leader or CEO says. Providing any kind of questions or concerns is met with seemingly kind but very clear obstacles so you learn quickly to smile and say YES! What is surprising is that in the whole company of around 300 people only around 5 have any idea about HR or have ever worked in real HR jobs. This is shocking and very dangerous for a Chartered Institute for HR! A lot of what we do is very dated, not actually researched as speaking to 5 companies does not constitute research in my view, and needs to be more progressive."

Former Employee - Marketing Account Manager says

"I worked at CIPD full-time for more than 5 years Cons: There isn't any opportunity for career growth. You will meet a lot of people and by that I mean 80% of them who will be on executive level who are extremely experienced and really excellent at what they do but because of the structure of the company are stuck at executive level with no chance of promotion to manager level. No one actually takes the time to introduce themselves or to get to know you and managers certainly don't know what they are doing with every question you ask being deferred to someone else."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at CIPD full-time Cons: Senior leadership team don't really care what happens outside their own respective directorates. Some line managers more concerned about being right than doing the right things. Favouritism is rife and its about who talks the loudest that gets the recognition"

Current Employee - Consultant says

"I have been working at CIPD full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Too political so it's hard to get things done or recognised"

Former Employee - Marketing says

"I worked at CIPD full-time for less than a year Cons: you think you're going into a great career opportunity only to realise you spend 99% of your time following unproductive, outdated, tedious processes (with awful systems which have been poorly implemented) and having pointless meetings with many stakeholders who are all unnecessarily involved in your projects/decision making. micro manage culture and lack of creative freedom made the job frustrating and demotivating, which is a huge shame as the company itself is a good employer"

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