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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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Louis J. DeGennaro
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Pros
  • "Supportive executive management; good work life balance; ability to truly give back" (in 19 reviews)

  • "This is a great company with a great mission" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and low work life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "No salary, but that's to obvious when you volunteer with a non-profit" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Problem solver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Listening to how to interact with other employees while doing your job

    Cons

    Reporting back what's been done


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Campaign Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Campaign Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Campaign Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LLS is a mission-centered organization that attracts talented, dedicated individuals who will keep you motivated each day you're in the workplace

    Cons

    Hours can be long, with many weekend and evening obligations

  3. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Director in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Rye Brook, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fulfilling mission, inspiring survivors. Light The Night walk events are well attended and positive events. Limited work/life balance.

    Cons

    Field suffers while regional/national management continues to be in denial.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No growth, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Campaign Specialist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LLS was a good stepping stone into the work force. You could get accustomed to office life, dress code, meetings, etc. Very mission centric giving a lot of appreciation back to the patients, donors and volunteers! Creating a long lasting relationship with patients, donors and volunteers was very easy and incredibly rewarding in the long term. Dr. Lou, CEO is sensational!

    Cons

    No work life balance, terrible management on a local level. Very little to no appreciate given to the staff in office.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your staff. Learn appropriate bed side manners. Emulate your CEO. Dr. Lou is sensational and carries the mission, message and spirit LLS should have throughout all levels of management both nationally and locally.


  5. "Interestingly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Campaign Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun office atmosphere, casual, inspirational and rewarding. Managed very well on a national basis.

    Cons

    Not managed well on a local basis, lot of turnover in staff leading to shortcomings in local chapter revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure Executive Directors are implementing all national standards. Influx in what ED's decide to do and not to do is too wide of a gap from chapter to chapter and creates a negative brand image from city to city for our donors and patients we are assisting.


  6. "Administrative Specialist"

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

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time

    Pros

    Work atmosphere, mission of the company

    Cons

    Co-workers spread throughout the country


  7. "A corporate non-profit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    LLS is funding amazing research to finding cures for blood cancers that could be applied to all cancers as well.

    Cons

    Despite its great mission, the organization is more corporate than what a non-profit should be, so staff can fill boxed into their positions and may not feel like their work matters.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is everything and the staff are the driving force to making the organization.

  8. "Itern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time

    Pros

    All coworkers were friendly and helpful, and seemed to really care about the work being done. It was a good experience.

    Cons

    It was good as an introduction to workplace environment, how to dress or how to interact with other coworkers. Beyond that, I feel like I didn't learn a lot.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Intentions, Poor Execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    Great progress being made with investments of research dollars. Chapter EDs do a remarkable job with little support or appreciation from national leadership.

    Cons

    The business is poorly run at the highest levels. Technology is lagging, talent is not developed, retained or promoted. National leadership is a clique who know little about field staff & volunteers.

    Advice to Management

    LLS has the potential to become a first rate organization if CEO knew how to turn-around the business and change the culture. The cause, dedicated staff and volunteers deserve no less.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "LLS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    Incredible amounts of opportunity for professional growth. Wonderful mission with hard working and driven co-workers.

    Cons

    Tendency to give responsibilities to employees before they are ready and push already full work loads. High burnout rate.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to train employees to avoid high burnout rate.


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