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Updated October 9, 2018
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  • "Travel, work life balance is awful" (in 25 reviews)

  • "There is NO work-life balance and little time to de-stress from an extremely stressful line of work" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Organizing Director"

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    Former Employee - Organizing Coordinator in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Organizing Coordinator in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to help others while developing your skills.

    Cons

    Legal concerns ruling these organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going for the right things.


  2. "Great position even though temporary"

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

    I worked at SEIU part-time

    Pros

    Great communication and great coworkers

    Cons

    Pay not as great

  3. "It's adequate work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEIU part-time

    Pros

    Health insurance coverage, zero out of pocket, dental,

    Cons

    The work can get a little demanding.


  4. "SEIU"

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

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    a lot of travail and good car allowance

    Cons

    Long hours but still a fun company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "They're ruining the labor movement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll get to say you helped union members

    Cons

    If you're looking to make a difference and actually help the labor movement avoid this place. Members are treated like dues paying cows that need to be milked and there is very little attempt to actually empower or support them. Furthermore, employees here and treated like trash and despite being a labor union SEIU 721 has little to no regard for the welfare of its employees. Long hours are to be expected in organizing, but this place expects ridiculous hours that wouldn't be necessary if there were actually competent managers. Members and organizers who come through this union feel depressed, depleted, and often have a more negative view of the labor movement. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place like a professional plague!

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves!


  6. "OIT- Prepare to be overworked to death"

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    Former Employee - Organizer In Training in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Organizer In Training in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch benefits, good opportunity to learn about labor

    Cons

    Absolutely no respect or regard for work life balance. Salary is not decent compensation for 70-90 hr weeks. This job made me break out in hives constantly because it was so stressful and all-consuming. Plus, my campaign was a total dud and had very little community support or interest.

    Advice to Management

    It is deeply hypocritical to rob your workers of their personal lives while preaching labor rights. Pay your workers hourly and give them the OT they deserve.


  7. "Attorney"

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

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Great team. Great work.

    Cons

    Fast pace. Very demanding.

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were very helpful and nice! Guided and taught me many as I was an intern.

    Cons

    No any cons at SEIU


  9. "organizer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours end meaningful work

    Cons

    lack of support and leadership from management


  10. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were substantial and effective.

    Cons

    Management practices perverse leadership styles.


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