Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Louis J. DeGennaro
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Pros
  • Work life balance, compensation are good (in 8 reviews)

  • Curing blood cancers is what they do (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Very poor compensation or work life balance focus (in 10 reviews)

  • long hours and unreasonably high expectations (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Strong Mission & Team

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team working to fulfill a strong mission, with achievable goals and measurable outcomes. Feel good about what you do, and meet amazing patients and volunteers.

    Cons

    Small staff, pay not always commiserate with industry, semi-high turnover rate. sometimes long hours - significant amount of night/weekend work.


  2. Campaign Specialist

    Former Employee - Campaign Specialist in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Campaign Specialist in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uplifting events. Good people. Nice benefits. Okay pay.

    Cons

    Very demanding and stressful work. Burnout is common. Constant turnover. Work-life balance can be a problem.


  3. Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people who are so supportive Great location Learned a lot Part time

    Cons

    Unpaid in New York City Sometimes didn't have projects to do Could only work 25 hours a week


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  5. Excellent Stepping Stone

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly office setting, working towards something worthwhile, possibility for growth within the company, celebrates successes and aids in failures

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons during this job, besides the location was farther than I would have liked and not in a very interesting location

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for rapid growth, movement to different chapters, work from home available.

    Cons

    High turnover, low salaries, lots of hours.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Campaign manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time

    Pros

    Nearly 80% of funds raised go to mission

    Cons

    LLS is able to provide so much to mission because they are entirely understaffed and underpay their employees. Employees are expected to do the equivalent of multiple jobs and management has refused to fill positions to save money, but then expects (and communicates this expectation to staff) that they need to "make it happen" with the limited staff they have, and the extra hours need to be put in.

    Advice to Management

    Overworking=burnout=high turnover


  8. Great cause, but restructuring management and lay offs have left employees stressed and over worked.

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The volunteers and employees are all dedicated wonderful people. Being involved in the organization is a rewarding and inspiring everyday.

    Cons

    The office is short staffed and over worked. The office location is directly in front of LAX making commuting from any where a complete nightmare.


  9. Campaign Manager

    Current Employee - Campaign Director in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Campaign Director in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, amazing mission, and amazing participants!

    Cons

    Long hard hours and a non-profit salary.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great work, not a great organization

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    Do good work, great research.

    Cons

    Low pay, overly controlling HQ. This was under the previous CEO, so things may be different now.


  11. Not a bad place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission, great staff team, fun events, decent work-life balance, overall I enjoy being a part of the organization.

    Cons

    National management seems in disarray, and are missing a clear plan of action to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent from the home office to the chapters about where you are in terms of transitioning programs. Also allow for more participation on national calls, particularly in campaign specific calls. Allow for more interactive conversations and peer-to-peer sharing of wins vs just giving speeches.



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