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Helpful (1)

Chew you up and spit you out

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Organizer In Training
Former Employee - Organizer In Training

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great opportunity to meet and speak with tons of members. Not a long hiring process, because they're looking for a lot of bodies to throw at problems.

Cons

Pretty much everything wrong you can imagine senior management of an organization could do, they did. Good employees would be punished for making bad, but protected employees look bad. If you have a Rabbi, you're protected, otherwise only a matter of time till you're fired. But once you reach a certain level, you're certain to fail up.

Advice to Management

See new employees as a resource worth investing in. Hold senior/middle management accountable.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    SEIU was a learning experience, but not a long term option

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    SEIU had a solid organizing base

    Cons

    the top-down hierarchical structure is too politicized

  2. Helpful (1)

    Think you work hard now?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A sense of purpose abounds
    Most staff are supportive and friendly
    Tremendous benefits, decent salary
    you can move up, do lots of different things

    Cons

    SEIU wears it's reputation for a terrible work/life balance as a badge of honor. Most never work a regular work week and burnout is high.
    Organization tries to do everything, can't focus
    Professional development is a joke.
    Many managers haven't seen a raise in a while

    Advice to Management

    Not sure senior management really cares so I won't waste your time.

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