SEIU Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
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  1. Life time experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Organizer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Organizer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Helping all the people, and making a difference.

    Cons

    Is hard to get a local job in the state I live in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To help out people like me that are willing to work hard and help others to organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Legal Department Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is a collegial, friendly atmosphere where people are happy to offer help and answer questions. The work is fast paced and varied. Even if you are an attorney, you will march and chant with signs while wearing a purple t-shirt at some point. There are not enough attorney positions to routinely offer the large number of law fellows and larger number of law clerks permanent jobs. However, plenty of law fellow positions go to former law clerks, and at least two full-time attorney positions were offered to former law fellows in the last two years. The legal department is racially diverse with people of color in management positions. The women outnumber the men nearly three to one though, so there's not much balance gender-wise. While the work is often demanding with long hours, management is understanding if someone has a family emergency or illness.

    Cons

    There is an expectation that we will check our work email and phone messages regularly during evenings and weekends. This seems to be a union-wide practice. It's not a spoken rule, but because most people do check their messages frequently and respond, you appear undedicated by comparison if you're sticking to M-F business hours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. SEIU Research: to work or not to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Mission oriented, effects measurable change in organizing and bettering the working conditions for low wage workers, and the people in this department are great.

    Cons

    Sometimes stuck doing the same remedial task for a week straight and there tends to be a general lack of direction - learning as you go type environment.

    Recommends
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  5. Great place to make a difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting people, chance to work on innovative projects within the labor movement, opportunities to really grow and explore new things (but sometimes you have to look for them.).

    Cons

    Long hours, and there can be lots of travel. You have to make a conscious effort to balance work and life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff development is an area that can always use more work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. good

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with, great benefits. $0 copay for both medical and dental

    Cons

    because it's a union, pays are not great, but the benefits more than makes up for it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Systematic~

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Excellence, Diversity, Accountability, Transparency, Engaging

    Cons

    Very systematic and controlled, not the most creative atmosphere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Supportive, helping, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by great people and great pay and benefits for helping people

    Cons

    Your experience depends a lot on who hires you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Compnay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Organizer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Organizer in Houston, TX

    I worked at SEIU full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for SEIU. Training provided and an opportunity to advance. Freedom to plan daily activities.

    Cons

    If you do not like to travel and live in a hotel then this is not the job for you. Must be very persuasive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management except to continue to working on improvements .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Law Clerk at International Headquarters

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work on wide varieties of legal topics. Counsel in the office is very helpful in giving feedback on research and written work.

    Cons

    Not many downsides to working here. The security team in the lobby are a little aggravating. I spent numerous days in the lobby waiting after forgetting a keycard with the same security guard who never remembered my face.

  11. A doorman job is one I enjoy immensely. A decent salary along with great benefits make this a desirable job.

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    Current Employee - Doorman
    Current Employee - Doorman

    I have been working at SEIU

    Pros

    Meeting interesting people in this field. The benefits are great. Within this economy it is very fortunate to have a job with stability.

    Cons

    There is little room for growth. Salaries do not go up until the next contract. I have very few negatives for this job. If you're happy with this salary you'll be quite content.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A pat on the back is always appreciated, sure it doesn't put money in the bank but it gives an empoyee a great deal of satisfaction.

    Recommends

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