Senior Lead, People Partner, Southern California


Posted Date 12/18/2018

About the role:

WeWork is seeking an extremely talented, hands-on, member of our People Team (HR) who exemplifies teamwork and professionalism. The Senior People Lead role is based in Los Angeles and supports the growing Southern California Territory, which currently includes: Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, with moderate travel (20%). The ideal candidate is an HR professional with broad generalist experience, capable of delivering results in the areas of engagement, employee relations and performance management. The Senior People Lead must be able to effectively coach and influence employees and managers, and assist the business in areas such as employee relations, on-boarding, talent management, local compliance, and training. This position will report into the Manager, People Partner.

Who are you?

You are comfortable with a high volume workload and aren’t afraid to "roll up your sleeves”. You thrive in a highly dynamic, high growth, fast-paced environment and are capable of delivering results on a short timeline. You are comfortable with implementing and delivering HR programs and initiatives. You want to be part of a team that deeply cares for one another and works together. You share the WeWork values and desire to be the best in the world - all while ensuring we are having fun!


  • Serve as the first point of contact for people questions and concerns ensuring outstanding customer focus by delivering value-add, best in class (HR) support
  • Ensure compliance with company policy and local employment law
  • Conduct prompt, thorough, and detailed ER assessments and investigations
  • Support employee on-boarding leveraging regional and HQ support
  • Ensure that HR systems are kept current
  • Support managers with self-serve HR systems
  • Adopt and adapt existing WeWork HR practices and policies, developing local approaches to manage an effective regional HR function
  • Works directly with managers in all departments to support them in effectively managing their teams and managing performance
  • Conduct talent reviews with managers
  • Partner with payroll to ensure any questions are answered in a timely way
  • Work with managers to identify training needs and partner with centralized HR team to leverage HQ resources as well as identifying opportunities to localize content and delivery
  • Establish and manage ongoing strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures company’s compliance


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Human Resources or related field is required
  • Three (3) to five (5) years experience in generalist HR capacity -- Solid understanding for all of the disciplines within HR: Employee Relations, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, HR Systems, HR Operations, Employee Engagement, and Organizational Development
  • Working knowledge of state and federal employment laws
  • Strong conflict resolution/mediation skills
  • Experience in a high-growth organization -- technology, retail, hospitality-oriented or membership/subscription business is preferable,
  • Understanding of the customer service/customer experience issues related to member-facing business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to diagnose problems with strategic thinking skills, as well as drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative
  • Experience partnering with business managers and leaders in a dynamic business setting
  • Strong analytical capabilities and ability to influence managers/leaders with data-driven recommendations to improve performance, retention, and the employee experience
  • Strong understanding and ability to be highly productive and influential in a matrixed management environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills necessary to explain complex and/or confidential information and communicate with all levels of management; high-quality document and report preparation
  • Experience building HR policies/programs from scratch

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