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Washington, DC
10000+ employees
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$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at SEIU

SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is:

- The largest healthcare union, with more than 1.1 million members in the field, including nurses ... Read more

Mission: Vision for a Just Society

We believe in and will fight for a just society:
Where all workers are valued and all people are respected.
Where all families and communities thrive.
Where we leave a better and more equal world for ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Supportive and highly motivated by their mission with complete devotion and innovative approaches


    Hours can be long - you work until the job is done by your choice and because everyone else does also

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    Organizer In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at SEIU (Chicago, IL).


    First interview was over the phone, which went well (other than the fact that the interviewer did not call at our scheduled time and we had to reschedule, costing me unpaid time off work). Then, they invited me to a 5 hour group interview with 18 other people in the running for their "handful of positions." There was a quick introduction from everyone, and then they did this thing where everyone had to stand up and answer one question that has absolutely nothing to do with organizing or labor. Just one question, with one minute to answer. The day included a lot of information about SEIU and basics of an organizing house call. They don't hesitate to tell you that (ironically) you will be working ridiculous hours with little time off (up to 21 days without a day off, 12-14 hour days), but it's "the nature of the work." Somewhere in there is a short writing exercise where you write a paragraph about your strengths and weaknesses. The last thing is a "one-on-one" interview which literally lasted 2 minutes. They just asked me if I wanted to elaborate on my writing exercise and if I had any questions for them. Oh, and when I got my rejection email, they called me by the wrong name :)

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