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The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is an American labor union representing approximately 160,000 film and television actors, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists, singers, voice actors, and other media professionals worldwide.

An outraged former employee shared this in a review "Manager get away with mistreating the employees and HR does NOTHING! Employees are afraid to speak up the pay is very low! SAG-AFTRA was a good place to work, however the actors can be very entitled and rude people. Some of the employees there can also be rude or the types that do their job and nothing more."


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Representative (Former Employee) says

"The worse place to work. Manager get away with mistreating the employees and HR does NOTHING! Employees are afraid to speak up the pay is very low!"

Participant Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"To many changes, sometimes for the good. But majority bad. To many politics favoritisms. Bad structure. Can’t make proper decisions. Always changing management"

Administrative Assistant Coordinator (Current Employee) says

"Failure rate high turnover, lack of real management skilled employees, lots of down time, no upward mobility, lacks multi-cultural leaders that are good at what they attempt to do. Members are angry and impatient. Co workers are back stabbers. etc. Cons: short breaks, weak leadership, uneven opportunity especially for people of color"

Participant Services Representative (Former Employee) says

"I worked at the office in NYC. Management never allowed employees to show initiative. No room for advancement. Manager was very difficult to talk to. Cons: Management very obnoxious"

Talent Payment (Former Employee) says

"To add on to what the other temps said, the residuals department here is a revolving door when it comes to their employees. The training is very disorganized with no time to be familiar with the job duties. Most temps do not last more than 3 months and are lucky if they do so your chance of temp to hire are all but non-existant. You would probably be treated better at Walmart than at this so-called union Cons: training is disorganized, little to no opportunity for advancement"

Bilingual Participant Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"This company fire employee 40 + years old without previous warning or legitimate reason. They also discriminate against Hispanics. They will never want you to miss work and force you to work full time. Answering calls all the time."

Residuals Processor (Former Employee) says

"A good place if you can put up with management eying you like a hawk, go for it. Most of the workers in this department are longtime temps . Management gets on you for every little thing, and if you don't email the head boss when you clock in and out you're going to hear it. I temped with them for 3 months and i'm glad they let me go. Oh yeah, place is run to much like a big corporation rather than a union supporting their employees Cons: too much micro-managing, no personal space, little chance of being hired full time"

Member (Former Employee) says

"Very little is done to protect it's members or the quality of work and life. Many issues, few solutions. Self driven community."

Coordinator (Current Employee) says

"Would you like to work for a company that likes to hoard information, where everything leadership-wise is top heavy and you never get appreciated despite working extremely hard? Then, SAG-AFTRA is for you. Cons: Too much work without enough people to do the work"

Business Representative (Former Employee) says

"Whether you’ll do well or not is largely based on what department you’re in and whether you have a competent manager and director who like you. There is expansive favoritism, so if you’re liked, you’ll succeed, but if you’re not, then it doesn’t matter how well you do you job. Management coddles some incompetent underlings as to not look bad as to who they hired. The insurance is very good and very affordable, especially for family coverage. The members can be great or abusive. You’ll work really hard to get someone more money and they’ll yell at you for not getting them more. The work you’re doing would get you paid at least 3x as much in the private sector. And at the end of the day, you can be the best employee ever, but when times get tough, you get let go via Zoom with a hundred other colleagues you can’t see (and the person firing you can’t see you, either). It’s humiliating. Meanwhile, the ED made $750,000 last year. Cool. Cons: Overall attitude, you’re expendable, little gratitude or rewards for good work"

Actress/Crew, Varioius Talent Agencies (Former Employee) says

"SAG AFTRA hold the title of employer but requires we book our own work. They help if something terrible is happening on the job site. You dont really interact with SAG AFTRA."

Business Representative, Theatrical & TV Contracts (Former Employee) says

"I worked for SAG-AFTRA for 6.5 years and I grew as a professional. The film industry professionals I had the opportunity to work with, outside of the organization, taught me everything I know about the film/TV industry. I am grateful for my time there. Cons: prefer not to answer"

Research Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"Everyday it's extremely busy, and it's a lot of mean employees who are over worked. Cons: They don't pay very well"

Business Representative (Former Employee) says

"What stands out about this company is the loyalty of the staff. We take care of the needs of our union members. We make sure to have the best agreements in place for all of our members."

Actress (Former Employee) says

"A typical day as an actress was never typical because as an actress you always did something different. Your job depended on what you auditioned for and booked. As an actress I did plays, booked some commercials, television and film projects. The work culture was always either fun or intense but mostly fun. Most of the directors that I worked with were very nice, and I never had any problems on the set. After many years I learned that I didn't want to compromise what I believed in as far as my faith, so I go out of the business. Cons: Anything goes"

Actor and Commercial Model (Former Employee) says

"Although fun to work on movie and television sets with amazing actors, it is hard to have for a full time career. Varied schedule. Long hours. Very little flexibility."

Actor, Voiceovers, TV Host/Interviewer (Former Employee) says

"Today, there is more non-union work than union and that is very discouraging. There is not enough money to be made and it is very hard work as an actor. Cons: not enough UNION jobs"

Talent Payment Distributor (Temp) says

"SAG-AFTRA gave me the opportunity to work with many different people and personalities, allowing me to learn how to work in an interesting and unpredictable office space."

Actor/Model (Current Employee) says

"We all know SAG-AFTRA. The dues are expensive the benefits are middle of the road, the representation is basically non-existent. It's a necessity to career advancement and it opens doors Cons: Shut up, you're union"

Summer Legal Intern (Former Employee) says

"Good work environment all around. Lots of opportunity for growth as an intern in terms of gaining knowledge and experience. Had moments where summer experience was slow."

Former Employee - Business Representative says

"I worked at SAG-AFTRA full-time for more than a year Cons: On an inter-personal staffing level, there is an absolute acceptance from the human resource department and upper management for neglectful treatment of staff. Over the course of my last year of employment with SAG-AFTRA, several employees in my department (including myself) continually filed formal complaints about harassing behavior that affected our abilities to perform successful. While management and HR acknowledged the validity of the issues, the individual causing discomfort was never spoken to or removed from the organization. The actions of one individual caused my department to lose very talented employees in a matter of six months, and if HR doesn't catch onto trends such as that I don't know how much faith a new employee could put in the organization as a whole. From a purely professional standpoint, this is not a good environment to grow in. I went into this job looking for more experience, and felt that being ambitious in nature was almost looked down up. Management in my department limited opportunities for professional development, and continually promoted members of the team who were more willing to help maintain the status quo of doing as little as possible each and every day without detection from upper management. If you are lazy and just want a way to kill seven hours each day, SAG-AFTRA may be a perfect fit. However, do not expect any real development or professional opportunities during your tenure unless you consider learning how to look busy a marketable skill."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at SAG-AFTRA full-time for more than 5 years Cons: The politics involved in upper management continuously gets in the way of doing what is right for their members. There is more ego in the staff than the celebrities they represent."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at SAG-AFTRA part-time Cons: Processing residual checks for SAG actors, they act like you are only there to steal and treat you as such. I was told to leave my purse and cell phone in my car but preferably AT HOME! I quit after a short time."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at SAG-AFTRA full-time Cons: Human Resources and the senior executives were out of touch with the staff and could care less. Poor management and harassment were widespread and the administration did nothing to stop it."


"I worked at SAG-AFTRA Cons: due to merger numerous lay offs, present staff over worked, horrible pay, low pay increases, upper management doesn't support staff. Gossip colony, very low office moral."

Former Employee - Manager says

"I worked at SAG-AFTRA full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Bureaucracy, entitlement, no accountability, lazy work ethic by some execs (never enough bandwith), subscribes heavily to a caste system, no connection between valuing and acknowledging staff and the work they do - low company morale."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at SAG-AFTRA full-time for more than 3 years Cons: - Poor management - Bureaucracy - Management attitude of entitlement"

Project Manager says

"I worked at SAG-AFTRA Cons: Internal dysfunctional, distrusting, depressed units that operate in a fear - based culture, especially rooted in HR."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at SAG-AFTRA full-time for less than a year Cons: This is not the place to go if you're looking to advance through the ranks and achieve a position of leadership. There are lots of dinosaurs who have been working here for over 10 years. The entire place is run by attorneys which I suppose is expected since this is a labor union. I have no idea what on Earth some of the reviewers here are thinking when they talk about the "culture." There is ZERO culture. It's just a collection of various cliques. There are no organization-wide values or goals. Mentorship is non-existent. Being trained on new concepts is a process wrought with frustration and a lack of organization. The work is downright uninteresting. If you're a recent law school graduate looking to get some experience, this place would make a good stepping stone to a better job."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at SAG-AFTRA full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Very few people care, which ends up creating this ow energy, unambitious environment in the office. There is so much red tape in this organization, that it is difficult to get anything done. People are either apathetic, or are afraid to do anything for fear of being sued, thus leaving SAG AFTRA to move extremely slow to resolve any issues. Senior staff appears to bear a lot of the work burden, making it difficult to get in touch with them to work on bigger projects. Also because of this, there is no follow up from any management about projects or any assigned work. There is absolutely no accountability- which is great is all you want to do is sit in the same place and get a paycheck, but is frustrating when you actually care about improving the lives of the members. The work isn't exciting or inspiring. Senior staff i not doing anything concrete to address the low morel at work. People are so uninspired to work here, that staff doesn't even say hello to other staff in the hallways. But if you are in with upper management, then you are golden. Pay for support staff is almost below poverty wages. You are likely to be able to qualify for food stamps if you work as an assistant here."

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Lawson Great says

"So you are able to come out and reply people on trustpilot but can't reply people on your own site what does that even say about you, is it that you don't care about your members with issues or what. more over am new trying to start a journey with you guys and this is what I face, I came here complaining thinking I could get something like if you have a problem here is our link communicate with us let us help you rather you just call me a spammer and that's all??"

Mathews Mwamba says

"I deposited my 12 dollars, it's now getting to three weeks can't be credited to my account. Don't put your money here.... They pretend to be busy answering other queries"

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"withdraw every sonday???"

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