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"Great people, rewarding work, decent pay & benefits"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at SEIU full-time

Pros

Big organization with more resources than most progressive institutions
Diverse workplace
Less risk-averse than other labor organizations
Challenging and rewarding assignments

Cons

Internal politics can be a huge energy suck
Long hours during campaigns
Work/life balance is a constant challenge for senior staff
Pay is not competitive for certain job categories

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Make life better for workers, but not necessarily for you."

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    Former Employee - Organizer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Organizer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fighting the boss, solidarity, organizing

    Cons

    No time for anything but work.


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    "Unambitious need only apply"

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    Former Employee - Field Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Field Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros boil down to the terms of the job
    1. Good pay
    2. Short work week ( 7 hr days)
    3. Great benefits

    Cons

    I worked in the Health Care Research Team as a Field Researcher on the Data Team. This branch analyzes state and federal claims data for quality and cost performance problems in hospital systems. Organizers use the findings for campaign fodder.

    This is an incredibly slow job with little challenge and contrary to what you will hear in your interview, hard work is not rewarded. There is a stereotypical union culture where advancement is based on tenure not merit, and cronyism and laziness prevail.

    Important details about the models used and the management style. There is only one model used: weighted averages are calculated and deviation scores compared. Inefficient and impractical especially for big data. Regarding management style, the supervisor is extremely unprofessional and immature, uses an unbelievable amount of profanity, and just doesn't do his job. Worse, your projects depend on how much your supervisor like you, which further stunts your professional growth if you aren't willing to stoop to that level. Needless to say, it's a very uncomfortable and intellectually ungratifying place to work.

    What I'm thankful for is that I got experience using this data, because it's enabled me to get a great job in data analysis. If you live in Columbus and are more concerned about flexible work hours, pay and benefits, this works. If you are concerned about work content and experience, I would look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    No hope.

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