American Federation of Teachers

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American Federation of Teachers Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great benefits and working relationship with upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Organizer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Organizer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Federation of Teachers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunities for growth, leadership, and development

    Cons

    Occasionally have to work weekends and long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Friendly and supportive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Federation of Teachers

    Pros

    Upper management is easily accessible and very supportive. Guidance and mentorship is readily available and support resources are always offered.

    Cons

    Office location in Tukwila is not central to people living in Seattle or further north, organization is understaffed for the true mission that it is hoping to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider funding to hire on more staff so that upper management is pulled in so many directions and will better be able to specialize on specific projects.

    Recommends
  3.  

    If you get hired as "project staff" be vary wary...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Organizer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Organizer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at American Federation of Teachers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great members and local leaders. Ability to work on your own and make your own decisions. Self scheduling is a plus. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, management will ignore you completely until they need something from you, you will be told all the time that your job might be in jeopardy, only those in the top tier i.e. regional directors, national reps, etc will get paid well. Expect resistance from management to do much of anything for you in regards to pay and or benefits. Use of your own car can get tiring even with mileage reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating "project staff" with decency. So many of us are looked and treated like second class citizens. We work for a union who treats their own employees worse than some of the people we represent. Negotiating pay raises shouldn't take months or years when many of the higher level employees make well over a 100k a year with annual raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    The American Federation of Teachers is a great cause, and a company that puts the needs of their employees above all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Organizing and Field Services Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Organizing and Field Services Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Federation of Teachers as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great union, friendly coworkers, everyone really believes in what they're doing, very committed to their jobs and the cause, pay is unbelievable for the full time workers.

    Cons

    It's a cubicle job, a little boring, and if you're not completely invested in the union and what you're doing it can feel like time passes slowly

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Passionate people - bias environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Federation of Teachers

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and encouragement for personal growth and exploration

    Cons

    VERY biased - everything you do is from an angle; lack of supervision leaves you with nothing to do sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind to new ideas

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Federation of Teachers

    Pros

    Good work environment, nice co-workers, chance to phone bank, conduct door knocks

    Cons

    Interns get paid $12.00 per hour with a masters degree. Those with only a college degree only get $10.00/hour.

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