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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid organization but high turnover"

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

    I have been working at SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West full-time

    Pros

    Mission-driven organization. Great people who care about social justice. Smart, strategic thinkers and doers. Potential to have a positive impact on a lot of people. Relatively well-compensated.

    Cons

    Quality of first line managers is poor. Long hours. Turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide opportunities for managers to learn modern management theory and techniques.


  2. "TRASH"

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    Former Employee - Organizer/Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Organizer/Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn how to lie because your boss wants thing "Immediately" (i think thats the only big word they know how to write with out spell check)
    Great opportunity for you to feel like trash all the time.
    Work with a very defeated and depressed staff (an employee did kill himself here back in 2013-14)

    Cons

    A level of ineptitude from management that is beyond tv show funny.
    Underrepresented and frustrated members that you will be forced to pull constant rabbits out of your hat to meet unrealistic goals.
    A lot of "white girl" feminism that is borderline racist in its own right.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be management please stick to the rivers and the streams that your use to (like working anywhere else but labor)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the feable minded"

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    Former Employee - Organizer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Organizer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned how to be a rock hard Organizer
    Met great people who helped make me a better person
    Its an honor to work with the members

    Cons

    Disgruntled management with hearts of stone
    Hard to have a personal life
    No other Union will hire you after you bleed UHW
    Understand the Labor movement is just a old ideology. Its all about money and power now.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourselves and do what you love. We know the money is great but if you hate what you do, you will keep treating people like dirt


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Organizer Representative"

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

    I worked at SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West full-time

    Pros

    You will learn how to do this work well.

    Cons

    You are a soldier to the movement and your life revolves around work.


  5. "ICA"

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    Current Employee - ICa in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - ICa in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities, you can raise your salary about $20K per year with average work.

    Cons

    Contractors don't often get good leads, they mostly go to salaried positions

    Advice to Management

    Very Good


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst side of employers"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Ability to help members

    Cons

    Management took on the worst aspects of the employers they were combatting when dealing with their own employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Negative experience"

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    Former Employee - Organizer/Representative
    Former Employee - Organizer/Representative
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I gained a lot of experience in organizing and representation in a short time.

    Cons

    I wasn't able to actually build any skills because I was constantly micro-managed and not given the flexibility to do the work I had to do or work that would give me experience. The upper management thinks their workers are stupid and their issues don't matter and give terrible organizing advice. I feel like I was kept just long enough to fill an empty space until someone "better" came along. It's a really terrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new hires instead of weeding people out; focus on member needs and interest instead of just sending us out to collect COPE and do CRE's.

  8. "An experienced earned"

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    Former Employee - Union Representative/Organizer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Union Representative/Organizer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -working with strong men and women who are empowered
    - good pay
    -lotsa vacation time

    Cons

    -long hours
    -weekends
    -unwavering dedication--if you don't believe then seek another job

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seemingly nice wages and benefits until you work 80+ hrs consistently and can't get a day off to use any of your benefits.

    Cons

    This is an anti-union environment, where labor has truly died. You receive no training, no advancements, or any genuine compassion. Union reps are glorified salesmen for COPE, which is an important VOLUNTARY contribution. If you do not make goals, management will assume you have done nothing and are worthless. What a sad excuse for a union. I would not recommend this union to represent anyone or for anyone to work for.


  10. "In It To Win It!"

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    Current Employee - Organizer/Representative in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Organizer/Representative in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The labor movement is dying, and if you want to be a part of keeping it going, all while being well paid, then this is the right place for you.

    Cons

    The labor movement is dying! This is not a cushy 9-5 gig , and workers are under constant attack. Be prepared to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating, and keep proving excellent pay and benefits and strong staff will stay, and weak staff will go.


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