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Updated July 4, 2018
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  • "Travel, work life balance is awful" (in 24 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. "Organizer"

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    Current Employee - Field Organizer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Field Organizer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company for its diversity

    Cons

    No downside for this compnay. Its good as its

    Advice to Management

    Managment is the best of all


  2. "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.

  3. "Good opportunity to learn about law and labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU part-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment for a law student especially if interested in labor. Flexible schedule. Substantive legal work to do.

    Cons

    Sometimes lengthy assignments were given that realistically required more time than the 20 hrs a week I was given to work. This became frustrating because I wasn’t paid salary, but also couldn’t get paid more than the 20 hrs I had.

    Advice to Management

    Department needs to be more aware of the amount/complexity of work given to the law clerk so that assignments can be better managed.


  4. "Run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    you get paid while looking for your next job and get trained about toxic work culture and when you get out you'll be so thankful

    Cons

    There are people who worked for SEIU and committed suicide and banned SEIU folks from coming to their funeral.
    SEIU will suck your self-respect, soul, and trust in fellow human beings. There is a reason the office is full of people with low self-esteem, messy personal lives and a row of white female managers who pick on all the other females in the office. If you are a white male that doesn't talk and keeps your head in your computer trying to ignore your life being sucked away from you and avoids the bullets of hate being darted across your cubicle-- you will probably survive. The office is full of people who are the sole providers for their families and can't afford to leave. Once you can: run away.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being anti-union to your fellow employees. Stop with ego and blame games. Cultivate a healthy work culture. Stop tokenizing yourself and going after capable people who "threaten" you. Your job security isn't rooted in taking smarter people down.


  5. "Campaign lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Hardworking staff, flexible organization, committed to improving lives for workers, leadership committed to the mission of the union. Strong mentorship.

    Cons

    Significant amount of work, long hours.


  6. "Case manager"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Waterford, MI
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Waterford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits everyone

    Cons

    Field is poor but money can be made in management

    Advice to Management

    Bwtter acquisition


  7. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Easy work, great way to start.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow. Too political, always felt like only could trust myself. Management only saw numbers. Not much support.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Agents of their own demise"

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    Former Employee - Labor Activist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Labor Activist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great potential if the workers were empowered to run their own union.
    Used to be an organizing machine but peaked around 2008.
    Amazing worker leaders available among the members.

    Cons

    Unwieldy bureaucracy with absolutely no accountability to the members who pay the freight. Absolute power concentrated at the top with an aversion to democracy like the Kremlin.
    Staffed up with college kids and flunkies as opposed to a worker led movement where the staffing and leadership rise up from the rank and file workers.

    Advice to Management

    Start with advocating and training workers, developing democracy and leadership from within at the ground level and upward.
    Clean house of all the cronyism and bureaucrats.
    Get back to militant progressive unionism.
    Start with internal union ethics... NO Contracting out/subcontractors/temp workers. Be a UNION and respect your Unions. Divide and conquer tactics are so transparent and evil.
    Practice what you preach and stop the hypocrisy!


  9. "Caregiver"

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    Current Employee - Caregiver in Bay Point, CA
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Bay Point, CA

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to take take care of people.

    Cons

    I have no cons at the moment


  10. "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work for a cause you believe in and get paid a living wage

    Cons

    Cut throat environment. Struggles with equity and inclusion across the board


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