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Updated December 6, 2016
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Pros
  • Great mission, really great benefits (in 14 reviews)

  • You also get to be in with a major player in the labor movement (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be rough sometimes (in 19 reviews)

  • heavy workload, long hours, stressful (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Not worth it"

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

    Pros

    The friendships with other OITs (Organizer in training)

    Cons

    Long, crazy hours. Used as a palm. No mentorship or guidance. No sense of appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing mission. Terrible morale. Insufficient supervision."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SEIU works to improve the lives of their members, of low income people, of those who need a voice in this nation. The work they do is important and relevant and necessary. Staff are energetic, creative, smart, and experts in their field. Benefits are incomparable.

    Cons

    This amazing work is done with a great amount of planning and foresight into the plan of the organization, however so much of the work is done in a way that is done in a way that cripples morale. Staff are leaving the organization in droves. Staff only advance if they are friends with leadership. Those who have been promoted to supervisory positions have largely not been trained to supervise staff, and that lack of training makes working for them difficult at best.

    Advice to Management

    Please train managers. Please work on morale. Your staff are valuable -- people, not commodities.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Has potential but needs to fix lots of issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, generous time off.

    Cons

    Not a good environment to work in. You will be overworked.


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  5. "Communications Rep."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for telemarketing gig.

    Cons

    Spotty employment. Not steady at all.

    Advice to Management

    More hours?


  6. "1199SEIU Benefit fund."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at SEIU full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The medical benefits can not compare to any other insurance company out there! simply the best!

    Cons

    There needs to be alot of upgrading with staff and HR. Not up to date and a very slow company in doing things.


  7. "Good for people who fit the mold"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    mary kay henry
    decent hours
    talented colleagues

    Cons

    few people of color at the top


  8. "Viscious Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Cranford, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Cranford, NJ

    I worked at SEIU (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good time off , convenient location - That's it!

    Cons

    Catty, viscous atmosphere. Everyone seemed to think everyone else was an idiot behind their back which meant they were likely saying the same thing about you.
    Very little ever got done.
    No cooperation between departments.
    Medical, etc was free, but only if you remained within their restrictive doctors, dentists, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Too many politics.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "OIT program"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and mediocre pay

    Cons

    -12-18 hour workdays
    -hypocritical
    -fighting for things that you as an organizer will never have

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Meaningful work, but no work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Organizer
    Former Employee - Organizer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is meaningful, giving one a chance to make a real difference in the world. The employees and members are great. Pay is decent and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Staff routinely work 60 - 80 hours a week. We were expected to regularly work evenings, weekends and holidays, in addition to the "regular" work week, for no additional pay. Forget about having any personal plans or a personal life if you work there. You are expected to have missionary zeal for the work so you don't mind working all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Workers of the movement are workers, too! As a union, we would never tolerate an employer treating its staff this poorly. It is hypocritical.


  11. "progressive union"

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    Current Employee - Staff Representative in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Staff Representative in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Their national values are great

    Cons

    Too reactionary and not focused on quality servicing.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on retaining quality staff



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