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Updated January 19, 2018
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  • Work/life balance is nonexistent (in 23 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. "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


  2. "Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Solid team, interesting work. Good culture. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is not amazing and bureaucracy can be frustrating.

  3. "SEIU 721"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its a dynamic and challenging workplace

    Cons

    There are a lot of bad managers

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bad managers and their patronage circles and replace them with competent staffers more dedicated to the goals of SEIU 721


  4. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Benefits Administrative Assistant/Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Benefits Administrative Assistant/Project Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great support, staff worked collectively together and effortless always busy, fun respected and work ethics were remarkable.

    Cons

    During election times we were under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people well before phone banking election time


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great training but tough in the middle years"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart driven colleagues who are dedicated to the cause of social justice and rights at work. Learn a lot right away as a researcher.

    Cons

    Barbell effect where there's a lot of management and a lot of junior staff. It's difficult to be in the middle so a lot of people leave after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to keep staff 5-7 years in so there needs to be more opportunities for advancement or for tenured staff to develop their own ideas.


  6. "Organizers"

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    Former Employee - Organizer
    Former Employee - Organizer

    I worked at SEIU (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They gave you a lot of guidance.

    Cons

    you work a lot of hours


  7. "Wonderful Learning Experience"

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

    Pros

    Great staff with a up temp and happy work environment. You can get great exposure to many aspects of the union. The work was meaningful and consistent.

    Cons

    You're given quite a bit of inependence. I viewed this as a positive but others expressed wanting more supervision.

  8. "Great employer, not always a great culture"

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    Former Employee - Data/Dues Processor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data/Dues Processor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, really great benefits. I never had any complaints about my job or SEIU as an employer. Although my job was pretty basic, I appreciated that my office job played a part in supporting SEIU's members.

    Cons

    The office culture was not great. Working in Operations, our department was often treated like we didn't understand the organization's mission, because we didn't work in the field. My coworkers and I often felt like that was a real morale-buster. There was work to promote department cohesion/teamwork, but not to promote inter-departmental fraternization at our Local. Promotions sometimes seemed based more on commitment to the leaders of the union/local, rather than commitment to the job or work output. Flextime was very difficult to get approved.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people because they work hard and do the best work, not because they've been there the longest or have proven their loyalty.


  9. "Best union around if you can work with issues that all org'ns have"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    involved in the important issues for working people - from low-wage janitors and fast food workers to doctors and professors.

    Cons

    Since it is run democratically, it is the officers and the members who make the final decisions, which is complicated for staff to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should hold managers accountable as well as non-managers


  10. "RESEARCH ANALYST"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For people who care about empowering working people and re-structuring our economy to benefit all people, not just the wealthy elite, SEIU is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The management culture at SEIU is such that fealty to leaders is most often valued over competence / fitness for purpose.


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