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Lambda Legal Reviews

Updated December 29, 2014
Updated December 29, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fantastic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lambda Legal

    Pros

    Bright staff, great office location

    Cons

    Some communication issues, no wage for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company with an amazing mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lambda Legal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful mission and the work they do is incredible, makes you proud to be apart

    Cons

    Some positions within the company have been held for so many years that it does not leave room for creativity and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SHake things up a little

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great organization bogged down by old school, close-minded leadership.

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

    I worked at Lambda Legal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent mission. You can feel like you are actually making a difference in people's lives. Great health and retirement benefits, especially for a nonprofit. The NY office is spacious and has beautiful views.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Most people in senior positions seem like they are just riding their jobs out for a few more years until they retire and they don't care about making the organization any better or more efficient. There are a lot of "B Team" players that stick around. Any one who is any good ends up getting frustrated and leaves. It takes forever to get anything done because people are always out of the office and even minor decisions need sign-off from nearly everyone in the department. Lots of micro-managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to keep your star employees and get rid of the bad ones. Empower employees to actually do their jobs effectively instead of meddling and micromanaging every tiny thing. Understand that your top priority is the people that the organization serves, not office politics.

    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Amazing work. Good old boys club environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lambda Legal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very exciting place to work, where you see real change happening before your eyes. Decent benefits, some very passionate, smart coworkers. Great place for a "yes man."

    Cons

    Stagnant, close-minded leadership. A lot of petty politics, smack-talking and power struggles. Terrible pay until you get into upper level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to retire or move on. So much advice is given to HR, but none of it was ever seriously considered. Diversity is one of your greatest weaknesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lambda Legal full-time

    Pros

    Working for a good cause with good people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, management is not always in touch with staff needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the hard work of staff members. Everyone is replaceable but the hard work we have contributed over the years is not.

  7.  

    Very rewarding, but as with any nonprofit, some speed bumps along the way.

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    Former Employee - Community Education & Public Affairs in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Community Education & Public Affairs in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Lambda Legal

    Pros

    If you are passionate about GLBT equality and issues and are willing to work with little supervision, it is an excellent atmosphere.

    Cons

    Because their offices are spread out across the country, weekly staff meetings (read: conference calls) are required. Information is repeated and time is wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better process needs to be in place for communication. There are a lot of inefficiencies that, if remedied, would lead to greater efficacy.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Lambda Legal

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Lambda Legal as an intern

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere and friendly welcoming enviroment

    Cons

    Very far down on Wall Street makes for a long commute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corrupt, Stagnant, Entrenched & Lazy Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lambda Legal

    Pros

    Noble mission and well-intentioned people in the lower ranks.

    Cons

    Failure to follow through on the broader mission at the highest levels of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's way past time for you to retire or move on. The desperation with which you cling to power that few consider you fully qualified for or worthy of will be long-remembered to the detriment of your reputation. Cut your losses. Let a new generation come in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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