SEIU Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Good mission, terrible work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    SEIU is doing great work. Many of the staff are fantastic and you'll have the opportunity to work on some inspiring campaigns. The pay is reasonable and the benefits are the best I've had.

    Cons

    Internal politics create a toxic work environment. I came to SEIU because I believed in the organization but after several years here I can't take the staff drama. Several individuals take the bulldozer approach to get what they want and senior management rewards that kind of behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Don't jump to conclusions and try to understand things before you issue orders.


  2. Great place for Benefits (1199)

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

    I have been working at SEIU

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

    Pros

    Beneifts, If you have a family, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opps. Too Laid back culture. Favoritism. You will get a job here if your mother or father works here too.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanagement. Throw out oudated time clock systems.


  3. Terrible

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great shirts. Really make you believe in a cause

    Cons

    Bunch of lists and crooks

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the standards you attempt to hold companies to


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  5. Everyone should spend some time working for a labor union.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great introduction to the labor movement. Some very smart and dedicated people. Lots of opportunity to step out into the field and work on short term campaigns. Movement potential through networking and relationship building.

    Cons

    Internal politics continue to drive good people away.


  6. SEIU Research: to work or not to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.


  7. Training and job responsibilities are decently structured.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Great place to make a difference

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. HORRIBLE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Worst union staff job ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Hypocrits!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!!!



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