Teamsters
2.6 of 5 15 reviews
www.teamster.org Washington, DC 500 to 999 Employees

Teamsters Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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2.6 15 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

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Jim Hoffa

(6 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Was a fast paced, fun job.

    Bookkeeper (Current Employee)
    Redding, CA

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

    ConsStressful, Rude Union Members, Hours are long

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing

    Business Agent (Former Employee)
    Walla Walla, WA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Secretary (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPractice what you preach!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsGreat Union! Great People. Great leadership

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked on organizing campaign

    Organizer (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementGet regular feedback and input from women who work there. Hire more women.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible, hypocritical management

    (Former Employee)
    Park Ridge, IL

    ProsSalary 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    used to be Fun

    Business Agent (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Prosgreat pay, great benefits, meet lots of nice people

    Consnew administration, not nice people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Comfortable being harassed?

    Organizer (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood compensation package, no micromanagement.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheck ins, better structure, better accountability.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very low key

    N/A (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsOpportunity to work on exciting issues

    ConsMorale is very low and people general stick to their department

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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    Teamsters

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsVery 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

    ConsNot really sure about opportunities for advancement beyond a certain level. Promotions seem to be quite political. Campaigns can be grueling

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake 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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