SEIU
2.5 of 5 66 reviews
www.seiu.org Washington, DC 500 to 999 Employees

SEIU Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
SEIU – Washington – “SEIU headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo…”

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2.5 66 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Mary Kay Henry

(24 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place for Benefits (1199)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeneifts, If you have a family, then this is the place for you.

    ConsLimited advancement opps. Too Laid back culture. Favoritism. You will get a job here if your mother or father works here too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanagement. Throw out oudated time clock systems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Training and job responsibilities are decently structured.

    Lead Organizer (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsSatisfaction comes from mostly working with members and the communities. It felt like a great accomplishment to motivate working families to stand up for themselves.

    ConsWork and life balance is poor. Office culture varies depending on who your management is.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue sharing the great vision but don't forget that salary and other benefits are equally important to retain good employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A social movement corporation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork with and get to know interesting people. Connected to different industries such as building service, health care, or janitors. Excellent benefits and health insurance.

    ConsVery little collaborative attitude, ironically. Expectation of 50-60 hours of work per week. Corporate attitude where the old timers know better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink outside the box and aim for a healthier staff that can achieve work-life balance.

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

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    Senior IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Fairfield, CA

    ProsConveniently located, good co-workers, some flexibility

    ConsLong hours, some traveling, changing work schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a disconnect between management and staff. Management needs better communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding job but terrible work life balance

    Organizer In Training (Former Employee)

    ProsPotential to make an impact
    Opportunity to learn many new skills
    Opportunity to advance
    Good benefits

    ConsInsanely inconsistant management
    Training is hit or miss.
    60 - 70 hr work weeks. Burnout is easy.
    The benefits are good but most people who work here gain at least 50 pounds due to stress and bad diet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on streamlining workload and dividing tasks. Too much falls on too few shoulders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Be Careful Who You Work With!!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay at SEIU can be fantastic as well as their benefits package. Working for union members can also be rewarding. The same can be for building a bond with your team - depending on who you work with!

    ConsYou need to be super careful of what department you will be working in....it makes a huge difference! Crazy hours and deadlines in some departments make it seem odd you are fighting for worker's rights. Management can also get over the top in certain departments and people get super comfortable and lazy while getting a great salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what you are fighting for and appreciate the hard work of your employees.

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    Be careful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat benefits and good compensation working for a good cause.

    ConsFrustratingly bad internal communication and a broken culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Union that treats its employees worse than the Employers they fight.

    Management (Current Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsYou get to on some level help people that can't or would not help themselves.

    ConsThey treat their employees worse than the employer's they fight.

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    For some, not for others.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat introduction to the labor movement, membership is an inspiration, you get to work on some very interesting projects and your co workers are generally interesting people.

    Conslabor movement politics are basically petty and ridiculous. if you find many "democratic" organizations (any by many I do mean MANY) fighting over 8% total "market share" just plain silly - you may want to find a different non profit job or go into the private sector

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsIt's for a good cause. If you're passionate about worker's rights, it's definitely the job for you. I recommend it as a good way to experience social justice organizing.

    ConsLong hours, over worked. You basically do not have a personal life if you work for a union or any kind of a related organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease recognize that we have personal lives and families. I get that the campaigns are important, but my kids are too.

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