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  1.  

    Was a fast paced, fun job.

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    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Redding, CA

    I have been working at Teamsters full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Hours, Pay, Management was easy to work with

    Cons

    Stressful, Rude Union Members, Hours are long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Business Agent in Walla Walla, WA
    Former Employee - Business Agent in Walla Walla, WA

    I worked at Teamsters full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    money is great, and the benefits are good, but they give staff the B insurance instead of the A insurance

    Cons

    too many secrets from members, secretary treasurers don't promote by seniority, and they fire older workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, promote staff by seniority, promote staff forming a Union, treat people well instead of them feeling like they are walking a tight rope and on eggshells.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Travel Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Union! Great People. Great leadership

    Cons

    Non that I can think of. Had a BLAST working here

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An embarrassment to labor unions. They do not allow their employees the same rights that their members enjoy.

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Secretary in Portland, OR

    I worked at Teamsters full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Medical and pension benefits are exceptional. The wages were competitive, except the office staff have been frozen for years.

    Cons

    The old boy network is alive and well. Women are not valued and are segregated, not even invited to the Company Christmas luncheon. This is a labor union, but the current management treat their "office girls" with contempt. They use the lessons they've learned from their worst employers against their own employees. The environment is full of suspicion and backstabbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Worked on organizing campaign

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    Former Employee - Organizer
    Former Employee - Organizer

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good advancement opportunities, interesting work. Many interesting and diverse colleagues. Exciting campaign work. Good support and training.

    Cons

    This organization is improving its macho image, but there are still a number of men there that acted in creepy, leering or otherwise inappropriate ways to women colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get regular feedback and input from women who work there. Hire more women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible, hypocritical management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, IL

    I worked at Teamsters full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits - the salaries offered are generally higher than those in comparable positions. The benefits are very good, though this is most likely due to the fact that those in charge want good benefits and have to then offer it to their employees.

    Cons

    Everything else - the backstabbing, the lack of helpful communication, the blatant cronyism and nepotism. If you want to learn something in your career and actually have management that doesn't vacillate back and forth between non-existent and overly micro-managed, stay away. Employees are solely there to do the Executive Board's bidding. No effort is put in place for development. Employees are the scapegoats when things go bad, which is frequently. This is not surprising as management rarely provides clear direction. Their whole goal is to remain in power by any means necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a supposed example of how employers should be, actually treat your employees with dignity, respect, and clearly inform them of their duties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    used to be Fun

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    Current Employee - Business Agent in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Agent in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits, meet lots of nice people

    Cons

    new administration, not nice people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Comfortable being harassed?

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    Former Employee - Organizer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Organizer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation package, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    Disorganized, no clear objectives, no communication and support for staff, harassment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check ins, better structure, better accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    very low key

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    Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Teamsters

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on exciting issues

    Cons

    Morale is very low and people general stick to their department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Teamsters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Teamsters

    Pros

    Very good work life balance. Really do seem to care about their employees. Feel like you're doing a good thing by helping out the workers

    Cons

    Not really sure about opportunities for advancement beyond a certain level. Promotions seem to be quite political. Campaigns can be grueling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to retain diversity in the union as a way to reach the workers. Don't do this above all other priorities but definitely make it one.

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