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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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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 18 reviews)

  • The organization has a great mission to work for; (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be a challenge to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • No salary, but that's to obvious when you volunteer with a non-profit (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    good environment and great staff.

    Cons

    low pay, and no flexibility


  2. "Management cares more about revenue than well-being of employees"

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    Former Employee - Fundraising Campaign Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Fundraising Campaign Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were nice for a non-profit.

    Cons

    Management at the San Diego/Hawaii Chapter was AWFUL.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and get to know your employees better.

  3. "Part-time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time

    Pros

    Full-time employees are very happy and friendly, flexible schedules for part-time employees

    Cons

    Very few full-time jobs available, most opportunities are part-time and temporary meaning there's a lot of employee turnover and general lack of satisfaction with the job


  4. "It's a Dream"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encouraging, Devoting, a lot of support.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  5. "Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time

    Pros

    Amazing environment, really inspirational and supportive staff. Had the time of my life working here.

    Cons

    No salary, but that's to obvious when you volunteer with a non-profit.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    None so far with this company.


  7. "Solid Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Campaign Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work environment.
    Flexible schedule.
    Very supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    There are hardly any qualms.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fundraising is Sales"

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    Current Employee - Senior Campaign Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Campaign Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LLS is drastically different depending on the chapter and the campaign in which you work on. National office is trying to implement campaign standards to make a more cohesive experience.

    I have been at LLS for over 3 years in Man & Woman of the Year and I love my job. I have the freedom to make my campaign my own, I have the trust of my manager and the regional and national staff. I have learned SO MUCH about science and cancer research and about compassionate leadership. Fundraising is essentially a sales position though, no question. If you do well you get a lot of recognition and incentives. If not, it can be tough. Time off and benefits are great, but is really hard to feel good about using them until you start to feel comfortable in the job.

    Networking is a HUGE part of the job. Great for moving to a new city because your whole job is to get to know the players in the city!

    Cons

    The first 1.5 years. Generally speaking most campaigns are on yearly cycles, so it takes a whole year to see all aspects of a campaign. It isn't until the 2nd and 3rd year that you start to feel confident in making your job your own.

    There is little to know training- it is sink or swim in the first year, which really isn't fair and definitely leads to turn over. Staff is scarce and everyone has full plates, which means when you are first hired you are held to your quotas and revenue goals right away.

    Advice to Management

    Absolutely have to making training mandatory and hold off on making new employees accountable until they are trained properly.


  9. "Sr. Director, Development"

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

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    Strong fundraising strategy. Strong brand and campaigns. Dynamic CEO with a clear vision. Great people to work with and an amazing mission. Dollars are well spent and progress is being made toward cures/treatments.

    Cons

    Vision is clear, which is good, but difficult at times when it means the cancellation of local programs and services for patients.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful not to extinguish creativity at the local level in fundraising campaigns.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    Love the CEO, good mission

    Cons

    Employees don't feel appreciated, not good work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees and their personal goals.


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