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Teamsters Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "Great Union"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Teamsters part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money is great. Get to meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Seasonal. Work is good from September - June.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Fork lift operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cert Forklift Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Cert Forklift Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Teamsters (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay , the ability to become a apprentice to become a journeymen when they hold class.

    Cons

    For the first month of class you make no money

    Advice to Management

    Call people to let them know its time to take the test.


  3. "It's a great job with good benefits as long as you work hard!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Equipment Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teamsters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can make really good money, has great benefits, and has a pension set up for you. Also have the union to back you up.

    Cons

    The cons would be that the schedule is horrible, never consistent from day to day. There are also a lot of lazy people who take advantage of the Union system. Nepotism is also very popular. No vacation pay.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to create vacation funds for members. Put a stop to the nepotism that happens in almost every company.


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  5. "accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    people who work over there are very friendly. It is a small company so we know all each other.

    Cons

    there are no really career opportunities. employees and managers never eat lunch together. you will find people who have been working on the same position for more than 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    they should try to offer better career opportunities to the employees.


  6. "Survey Party Chief"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of overtime food and housing provided opportunity to see lots of Alaska. Good health and retirement benefits represented by a union

    Cons

    Cold weather working conditions long working hours and weeks away from family and real life. Pay for own transportation to Alaska

    Advice to Management

    Keep safety a priority


  7. "Living the high life on the backs of working people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you don't want to work or even show up to work butstill get great pay, benefits, free health insurance, a pension, and luxury trips and expensive dinners this is the place for you. You feel good fighting for workers and members but what goes on in the marble palace make you disgusted.

    Cons

    People in headquarters don't even show up to work- no accountability if your in favor. Expect to come here and waste away. Stuck in the 1950's. Rampant sexual harassment. Member's work hard to pay overpriced salaries and benefits and lots of luxury trips and dinners. There really should be investigations into this. Political backstabbing. People who aren't qualified gets Cush jobs because of political favor or nepotism and they never ever leave. If only the members knew what really goes on. Shameful to do this on the backs of working people. No wonder unions are irrelevant.

    Advice to Management

    Show up to work. Stop doing political work on worker's dime. Stop taking luxury trips and making members pay. Pay for your own meals. Start examining expenses and prepare for the financial future. Update business practices. This place needs real leadership. Strengthen the organization for the future instead of trying to stay in office forever. Stop abdicating oversight, management, and vision to people who rule by fear and spying without knowing how to run an organization.


  8. "Drover Trucks, DJB's and Eukes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Newburgh, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money and benefits. I liked being able to drive all types of vehicles

    Cons

    Long Hours and could be laid off

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really


  9. "Was a fast paced, fun job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teamsters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Hours, Pay, Management was easy to work with

    Cons

    Stressful, Rude Union Members, Hours are long


  10. "Disappointing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Agent in Walla Walla, WA
    Former Employee - Business Agent in Walla Walla, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    money is great, and the benefits are good, but they give staff the B insurance instead of the A insurance

    Cons

    too many secrets from members, secretary treasurers don't promote by seniority, and they fire older workers.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, promote staff by seniority, promote staff forming a Union, treat people well instead of them feeling like they are walking a tight rope and on eggshells.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "An embarrassment to labor unions. They do not allow their employees the same rights that their members enjoy."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Secretary in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Medical and pension benefits are exceptional. The wages were competitive, except the office staff have been frozen for years.

    Cons

    The old boy network is alive and well. Women are not valued and are segregated, not even invited to the Company Christmas luncheon. This is a labor union, but the current management treat their "office girls" with contempt. They use the lessons they've learned from their worst employers against their own employees. The environment is full of suspicion and backstabbing.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach!



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