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Social Justice Org, Employees Need Flexible Personality

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Administration in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Administration in Washington, DC

I have been working at SEIU full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good pay, excellent benefits (strong health insurance, pension, many vacation days)
Overall commitment to social justice values and progressive ideals
Opportunities to work in event, people, and political organizing

Cons

Campaign mentality may be difficulty for some - organization changes its focus of its work and its efforts. Need to be flexible more so than some may be willing.
Introverted people may have some difficulty finding a good fit.
Vacation pay is often not used because of high workload/high commitments.
Staff union has difficulty fighting managers who don't act according to good principles.
Management and staff pay increases will be very low/nonexistent in near future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some managers need to show more consistency between labor union principles and their own principles and practice.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great people, rewarding work, decent pay & benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Big organization with more resources than most progressive institutions
    Diverse workplace
    Less risk-averse than other labor organizations
    Challenging and rewarding assignments

    Cons

    Internal politics can be a huge energy suck
    Long hours during campaigns
    Work/life balance is a constant challenge for senior staff
    Pay is not competitive for certain job categories

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Make life better for workers, but not necessarily for you.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Organizer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Organizer in Oakland, CA

    I worked at SEIU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fighting the boss, solidarity, organizing

    Cons

    No time for anything but work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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