SEIU Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Work with some very interesting people (in 6 reviews)

  • If you're lucky you'll get one of the good managers who respects your work life balance and helps you grow (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • You will have no work/life balance here (in 13 reviews)

  • no work life balance and expect your leads to be staying the the same hotel as you which means they are omni present - even when you are not at work (in 7 reviews)

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  1. a position with purpose

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with SEIU allowed me to do work that matters -- building the power of working people, fighting economic inequality, and creating positive social change.

    Cons

    Working as a professional with SEIU is demanding, for sure, but it's worth it to be doing something that matters -- rather than pushing products on consumers or peddling investment schemes or whatever it is that most other "professionals" do.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Life time experience

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    Current Employee - Organizer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Organizer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Legal Department Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. SEIU Research: to work or not to work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    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.


  6. Great place to make a difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Systematic~

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Excellence, Diversity, Accountability, Transparency, Engaging

    Cons

    Very systematic and controlled, not the most creative atmosphere


  9. Helpful (1)

    Supportive, helping, great people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Invest in your employees


  10. Great Compnay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Organizer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Organizer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Law Clerk at International Headquarters

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.



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