Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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Louis J. DeGennaro
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Pros
  • Most positions offer flexibility and consider work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • work life balance for some campaigns, leadership feels threatened by high performers (in 10 reviews)

  • Extremely stressful working conditions, most staff in chapter working 3-4 jobs and long hours w/low pay (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Greatest Co-Workers Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    Very determined and positive work place.
    They genuinely care for raising awareness and funds for cancer research.
    Excellent Staff.

    Cons

    If you do not have a passion for non-profits or raising awareness then you need not to apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    This is a rewarding job when it comes to seeing patients and others touched by what you do and what the organization does.

    Cons

    They put you on salary so you can work your butt off and not get paid extra. Some campaigns are great about work life balance, others not so much. Quick turn over rate which makes the rest of the campaign suffer. There's also not enough desk space for every employee and cubicles are used to store boxes and materials which makes for an uncomfortable work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more storage space and let your employees breathe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. The most rewarding job I have ever had!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Seeing your work actually benefitting real people and actually saving lives.

    Cons

    There are times when some of the patients you have been working with pass away and that can be emotionally draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. The position entails you to wear many hats.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    You are able to walk away each day knowing you made a difference in the lives of those affected by blood cancer.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up within the company and the pay is low for the amount of work you put in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Has a vision without a plan

    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    Great mission & cause. Feel great every day knowing the work you do is helping so many blood cancer patients

    Cons

    Frustrating organizational structure with a lack of strategy to accomplish big goals. Very reactive vs being proactive, which creates a feeling of constant change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When goals are not achieved, focus should be on senior leadership at the National & Regional levels who do not provide the appropriate resources vs. entry-level staff who only implement as they are told. Many changes need to be made at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Senior Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    Good work life balance and telecommuting policies. Collegial team.

    Cons

    was there during a time of significant transition, but understand it has stabilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company, no room to grow

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    The company has an honorable mission

    Cons

    since it is a non profit, there is not much room for growth in salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Wanted New Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    Mission, research, work done for patients. Overall it could be a great organization if there wasn't so much politics.

    Cons

    New CEO needs new voices the ones he is listening to are not to be trusted. They are running the good leaders out of town, she has a spy in each department who need to try and keep their jobs. There is No where to turn because the reporting structure leads you to the main problem! The CEO is portrayed as a figure head. Get a new Senior team. They are undermining you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the CEO. Change the senior leadership. They are useless and are a complete waste of money.
    Stop wasting dollars on useless IT It's all a sham! CEO needs to take control of the problem. If he does then this could be a success story.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Director

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Patient support and overall mission solid.

    Cons

    Awful management, unfair HR practices, gas-lighting and political plays at top and choosing "favorites". Extremely stressful working conditions, most staff in chapter working 3-4 jobs and long hours w/low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow chapter leadership to manage staff and provide support in the field with operations, staffing, and HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Terrible, which is unfortunate

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    What the company stands for
    The rate at which money is going into research

    Cons

    Georgia chapter:
    Rude co workers
    Co workers seem not to care about who is raising money for the company
    Speak badly about volunteers
    Unethical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a little kinder, especially because of the work you all are putting on for the patients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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