SEIU Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Training and job responsibilities are decently structured.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Organizer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Organizer in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Satisfaction comes from mostly working with members and the communities. It felt like a great accomplishment to motivate working families to stand up for themselves.

    Cons

    Work and life balance is poor. Office culture varies depending on who your management is.

    Advice to Management

    Continue sharing the great vision but don't forget that salary and other benefits are equally important to retain good employees.

  2. Great place to make a difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. HORRIBLE

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Good Cause. Nice, smart workers.I came to this organization thinking I could make a difference. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Many!!!They lie to you to get you to start working, then they take back what they offered. My manager took credit for my work and felt threatened when I accomplished something.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs sensitivity training.

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  5. Worst union staff job ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, hardworking members, convenient location, excellent work life balance. I am stretching to write anything else positive because the leadership of this union is an absolute joke.

    Cons

    Totally devoid of credible leadership, both senior staff and elected. These folks in leadership do the absolute least required by law for their members. They hire atrocious people to management positions while stifling the growth of internal staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior staff that will implement a program your members deserve.

  6. Hypocrits!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the rank & file employees are great to work with

    Cons

    Management is a labor union who projects the image to protect members from a hostile work environment, then uses employees and then burns them for no reason. They do exactly what they are supposed to protect their members from, to their own employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get new Management!!!

  7. A supportive, forward-thinking institution committed to social & economic justice.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, effective coworkers. The organization works on wide range of issues and fights, and most staff have an opportunity to occasionally change roles and work on different teams. Beautiful office space in a great location. They also offer excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Internal politics are driving excellent, talented staff out of the organization. There is not a culture of transparency and trust. Simply doing a great job is not enough to thrive in this organization, especially at the most senior levels. You must be willing to play politics to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how much staff turnover is costing the union (and its members) and do something about it.

  8. It's a great mission and does amazing things for the members but not the staff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, awesome people to work with. Lot's of fun at the office, a sense of comittment and community among co-workers.

    Cons

    No room to move up, they never promote from within, you have to literally fight for a raise. Management gets bonuses but the staff gets stuck with a bad contract. At one point management offered a 1% raise...ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff! They are the army making everything possible. Make them feel appreciated.

  9. Intervention Required

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

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

    Pros

    On job training, good co workers, devoted members.

    Cons

    Long irregular hours. No family life. Married to the job. No life balance. Too much politics and corruption!

    Advice to Management

    When you say you are fighting for social justice, proof it.

  10. Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Better relations with local staff

  11. good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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