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"Good transitional experience, but not for the long run"

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Former Employee - Organizer in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Organizer in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Diverse and energetic staff
Representing low income workers
Multilingual working environment

Cons

Poorly organized working environment
Difficult to advance within

Advice to Management

Provide clear work plan and focus on resources within

Other Employee Reviews for SEIU

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Social Justice Org, Employees Need Flexible Personality"

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    Current Employee - Administration in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administration in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits (strong health insurance, pension, many vacation days)
    Overall commitment to social justice values and progressive ideals
    Opportunities to work in event, people, and political organizing

    Cons

    Campaign mentality may be difficulty for some - organization changes its focus of its work and its efforts. Need to be flexible more so than some may be willing.
    Introverted people may have some difficulty finding a good fit.
    Vacation pay is often not used because of high workload/high commitments.
    Staff union has difficulty fighting managers who don't act according to good principles.
    Management and staff pay increases will be very low/nonexistent in near future.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers need to show more consistency between labor union principles and their own principles and practice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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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