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UNITE HERE Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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  1. "Make a difference in people's lives!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Organizer in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Organizer in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Be a part of a union that concretely changes people's lives!

    Offers a lot of support and opportunity for rank and file workers to become leaders in their work places and communities!

    Cons

    Plans and schedules change constantly, so make sure you have an accommodating and supportive community/family

    Advice to Management

    More transparency would be nice


  2. "Great Job if You Are Committed"

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

    I have been working at UNITE HERE full-time

    Pros

    Make a difference in so many people's lives!

    Join one of the few unions that continues to grow in number and strength every year!

    Provides opportunities for work and file workers to become leaders in their workplace and communities!

    Pretty progressive on multiple social issues

    Cons

    Intense hours, so make sure you can be flexible for constantly changing schedules and plans

  3. "Organizer"

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

    Pros

    It is very rewarding work as you learn how to become an organizer and the staff really cares about their workers

    Cons

    Long hours, pay, and they need more staff of color.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more diverse people


  4. "meh.."

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Clerk in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feeling as though I have a part in empowering the powerless. gratifying on that level.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance, low pay and heavily political.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Si se puede"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Cutting edge of labor movement. Good people.

    Cons

    Low pay, and limited resources.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be mean.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst - International
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst - International
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing, talented, committed people and a fantastic organization, if a bit small.

    Cons

    The projects are difficult and success is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger, better management is always good. Managers get promoted because of their skills, not because of their management abilities, which leads to neglect.


  7. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and committed, inspiring, diverse, and fighting to make a better world and a better labor movement. The benefits are excellent. Leadership skills are prioritized and people who aren't good at leading other people generally don't get promoted. In the city where I was located, everyone had a lot of fun together at work and out of work.

    Cons

    You need to be pro-active about making time for yourself that you need, as in most mission-driven work. If you struggle with this, you will struggle here. It's a scrappy place and I think people who are happy here generally enjoy jumping in and getting your hands dirty with whatever needs to get done. If that bothers you, you will be endlessly frustrated. If you don't want to be married to your work at least somewhat, this is probably not a good fit (in most positions--some admin positions are different and have more work-life balance).

    Advice to Management

    Keep working, keep fighting! Let's keep prioritizing promoting women and POC to leadership--I like the direction things are moving but we need to do it faster.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working for a good cause

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Organizing Director"

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

    Pros

    It was a good job for a long time. I got to help lead lots of good fights for workers rights and the pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Crazy hours. Chaotic internal culture with lots of infighting. Poor workplace stability.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some more union democracy and foster a broader range of workplace leaders.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Mamager"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at UNITE HERE (More than a year)

    Pros

    diversified organization provide health benefits and pension to qualified local union members

    Cons

    administration staff belongs to non collective bargaining unit/local


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