SEIU
2.4 of 5 59 reviews
www.seiu.org Washington, DC 500 to 999 Employees

SEIU Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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2.4 59 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Mary Kay Henry

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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HORRIBLE

Anonymous (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at SEIU full-time for less than a year

ProsGood Cause. Nice, smart workers.I came to this organization thinking I could make a difference. Benefits are great.

ConsMany!!!They lie to you to get you to start working, then they take back what they offered. My manager took credit for my work and felt threatened when I accomplished something.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs sensitivity training.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst union staff job ever

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Gaithersburg, MD

I worked at SEIU full-time for more than a year

ProsNice coworkers, hardworking members, convenient location, excellent work life balance. I am stretching to write anything else positive because the leadership of this union is an absolute joke.

ConsTotally devoid of credible leadership, both senior staff and elected. These folks in leadership do the absolute least required by law for their members. They hire atrocious people to management positions while stifling the growth of internal staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire senior staff that will implement a program your members deserve.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hypocrits!!

Legal Secretary (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I worked at SEIU full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMost of the rank & file employees are great to work with

ConsManagement is a labor union who projects the image to protect members from a hostile work environment, then uses employees and then burns them for no reason. They do exactly what they are supposed to protect their members from, to their own employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet new Management!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Intervention Required

Organizer (Former Employee)

I worked at SEIU full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOn job training, good co workers, devoted members.

ConsLong irregular hours. No family life. Married to the job. No life balance. Too much politics and corruption!

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you say you are fighting for social justice, proof it.

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OIT program- A little good and the rest awful

Organizer In Training (Current Employee)

I have been working at SEIU full-time for less than a year

ProsGood experience for new organizers
Conceptually sound campaigns

ConsCulture of fear and manipulation
Management frequently lies
Work for a union but workers are treated with disrespect and indifference
Members are treated like numbers, all the emphasis is on getting more dues cards-- not leadership development or movement building in the grassroots
Organizers are taught to compete with each other, winning and loosing feel equally bad
OITs are on probation for a year and can be fired at any time-- no sense of job stability

Advice to Senior ManagementSensitivity training. Treat your workers and members with respect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SEIU full-time

ProsMoney was ok
I got to see the country
met long lasting friends
Help underprivileged workers
Actually learned alot about myself and others

ConsThey don't practice what they preach
I was belittled as an employee
I was also over worked with little time off

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Low work challenge, toxic environment

Research Analyst I (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at SEIU full-time for less than a year

ProsThe benefits to working here are the work hours ( strict 7 hours per day and flexible scheduling), and the benefits ( prescriptions are $1!).

ConsThis is a data analyst job. Apart from their being no real work challenge, the management is incredibly immature. It's a very toxic work environment. Getting feedback on work, and respect only comes if the upper-management happens to like you - so if you belong to an evangelical neo-Christian community.

Also, you get an insider view into how unions operate; the amount of waste is so disheartening. They are taking money from low income workers and spending it needlessly on trips, supplies, food, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to apply business practices as opposed to management by personality.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chew you up and spit you out

Organizer In Training (Former Employee)

I worked at SEIU full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat opportunity to meet and speak with tons of members. Not a long hiring process, because they're looking for a lot of bodies to throw at problems.

ConsPretty much everything wrong you can imagine senior management of an organization could do, they did. Good employees would be punished for making bad, but protected employees look bad. If you have a Rabbi, you're protected, otherwise only a matter of time till you're fired. But once you reach a certain level, you're certain to fail up.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee new employees as a resource worth investing in. Hold senior/middle management accountable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Organizer In Training (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at SEIU full-time for more than 5 years

Proscould fool yourself into thinking you were helping people some days

Consawful job terrible bosses I should have never trusted any of them

Advice to Senior Managementstop being such hypocrites

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Use you and spit you out.

Organizer (Current Employee)

I have been working at SEIU full-time for less than a year

ProsMeeting dedicated/amazing workers.
Working with a dedicated team of people.
Creating social change.

ConsLong irregular hours means 12-24 hour days, seven days a week. Management does not care about you as a worker; which is a sad irony at a union who claims to fight for worker rights. You will have no work/life balance here.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop getting rid of good organizers and invest in your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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