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Updated September 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Great mission, really great benefits (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • 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 in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive and highly motivated by their mission with complete devotion and innovative approaches

    Cons

    Hours can be long - you work until the job is done by your choice and because everyone else does also


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for social justice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Really mission driven culture and great colleagues

    Cons

    Not enough room for discussion and new ideas

  3. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Union pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Union dues are always going up


  4. "Tons of opportunities to grow and move up. Pros and cons to management. Development can be hit or miss."

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    Current Employee - Organizer In Training in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Organizer In Training in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having the opportunity to grow the labor movement. Working with other people who share the same values as you do. Great benefits. Health insurance is a dream. Path for retirement. Members really appreciate the resources we provide.

    Cons

    Management can be one sided. Some managers shouldn't be in charge of anyone. Staff development can sometimes be hit or miss. Middle management has too much control. Lack of respect.

    Advice to Management

    Don't punish people for speaking up.
    Be more flexible folks need a work/life balance.
    Cut back hours so reasonable times unless absolutely needed.
    Give everyone the same opportunity to succeed.


  5. "SEIU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly innovative and interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment can lead to burnout.


  6. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Organizer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Organizer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, transparent salary schedule, good management and easy communication. Self-managed schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Job requires lots of overtime- definitely not a 9 to 5. Also feels a little corporate.

    Advice to Management

    More time off to make up for the long hours and weekends.


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a mission that is worthwhile and aligned with my personal goals. The reach within the industry made it important and provided an opportunity to bring innovation.

    Cons

    The times required for meetings and the varied times throughout the day and night made it challenging at times. The pressures made it stressful

    Advice to Management

    continue with the evolution of the strengths of the endeavor, add more options for the people we serve and never forget why the initiative began and why it grew

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Intense place to work, really smart people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    exposure to some of the most strategic people in the progressive movement
    hard, intense work ethic is the norm
    sometimes feels like a family

    Cons

    long hours at times
    always a big campaign or union-wide effort

    Advice to Management

    pay better attention to diversity, particularly of minorities
    more staff activities together


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, smart people and truly progressive organization

    Cons

    heavy workload, long hours, stressful


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEIU full-time

    Pros

    Great parking, nice air conditioning

    Cons

    No nearby restaurants for lunch


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