Teamsters Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Survey Party Chief

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of overtime food and housing provided opportunity to see lots of Alaska. Good health and retirement benefits represented by a union

    Cons

    Cold weather working conditions long working hours and weeks away from family and real life. Pay for own transportation to Alaska

    Advice to Management

    Keep safety a priority


  2. Living the high life on the backs of working people

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you don't want to work or even show up to work butstill get great pay, benefits, free health insurance, a pension, and luxury trips and expensive dinners this is the place for you. You feel good fighting for workers and members but what goes on in the marble palace make you disgusted.

    Cons

    People in headquarters don't even show up to work- no accountability if your in favor. Expect to come here and waste away. Stuck in the 1950's. Rampant sexual harassment. Member's work hard to pay overpriced salaries and benefits and lots of luxury trips and dinners. There really should be investigations into this. Political backstabbing. People who aren't qualified gets Cush jobs because of political favor or nepotism and they never ever leave. If only the members knew what really goes on. Shameful to do this on the backs of working people. No wonder unions are irrelevant.

    Advice to Management

    Show up to work. Stop doing political work on worker's dime. Stop taking luxury trips and making members pay. Pay for your own meals. Start examining expenses and prepare for the financial future. Update business practices. This place needs real leadership. Strengthen the organization for the future instead of trying to stay in office forever. Stop abdicating oversight, management, and vision to people who rule by fear and spying without knowing how to run an organization.


  3. Drover Trucks, DJB's and Eukes

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Newburgh, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money and benefits. I liked being able to drive all types of vehicles

    Cons

    Long Hours and could be laid off

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really


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  5. Was a fast paced, fun job.

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    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  6. Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Business Agent in Walla Walla, WA
    Former Employee - Business Agent in Walla Walla, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Practice what you preach!


  8. Senior Travel Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Union! Great People. Great leadership

    Cons

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


  9. Worked on organizing campaign

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    Former Employee - Organizer
    Former Employee - Organizer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teamsters full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Terrible, hypocritical management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  11. used to be Fun

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    Current Employee - Business Agent in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Agent in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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



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