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Updated February 17, 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 18 reviews)

  • The organization has a great mission to work for; (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and low work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • No salary, but that's to obvious when you volunteer with a non-profit (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Student Outreach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Compassionate staff, flexible hours, great work for a great cause

    Cons

    Mostly phone work, not room for promotions in this position


  2. "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Program Aide in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Aide in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The cause is important, and the people generally mean well. Some people seem to do well here, and to enjoy the work and environment. Staff generally seem to work strictly 9-5, which is pretty uncommon.

    Cons

    To be fair, this was a few years ago, but my experience was not very positive:
    - Diversity is extremely low, and company culture is not inclusive
    - Departments are highly siloed, and some are more valued than others
    - Frequently hire temporary employees, who receive low pay, are not treated as equals, and are provided few opportunities for growth/entry into the company.
    - Management is unaware and inconsiderate of issues that staff are experiencing
    - Every job is essentially fundraising - there is little project management, creativity, or other skills involved, as heavy guidance comes from the national office and everything is outlined for you

    Advice to Management

    Be more cognizant of hiring practices, and update policies and training accordingly. There is no reason to have so little diversity in an office of that size. Make processes more transparent, and improve collaboration among departments. Allow for more creativity and initiative among staff in regional offices.

  3. "Strong mission, run like a business"

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

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

    Pros

    Resources; field staff; branding; volunteers; runs like a business; strong eye on bottom line

    Cons

    Like many national non profits there's a strong disconnect between the field and the national office. Decisions are made as directives to chapters vs. a collaborative effort. There's obvious dysfunction at the ELT level, including bullying, which has been reported to HR a number of times but clearly ignored for way too long.


  4. "Time for a change."

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

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    LLS is funding research to cure cancer. The CEO does care about the community served by the organization. There are so many opportunities to get involved and make a difference in the blood cancer space.

    Cons

    LLS is slow to change and make hard decisions that impact the "LLS Brand."

    Advice to Management

    Stop competing against each other and work together to make a difference in the blood cancer space.

    Refocus campaign participants to campaigns that are actually revenue driving for the organization.


  5. "Fake People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office environment is friendly and positive

    Cons

    low pay for alot of work! Sneaky gossip

    Advice to Management

    be professional. more diverse staff


  6. "Management needs to show their employees more support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - working for a great cause

    Cons

    - sufficient training was never given
    - management doesn't know how to help you

    Advice to Management

    show more support to your employees and don't leave them to fend for themselves


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work there. You will regret it"

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission only if everyone believes in it

    Cons

    No growth
    Gossip
    Not professional
    Employment is based on who you know
    Low Pay
    Old technologies

  8. "Awesome Job!"

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    Current Employee - Outreach Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Outreach Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved my experience, can easily learn everything and the work environment is great!

    Cons

    Lots of calling and sending emails.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Campaign Manager"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission, CEO, national office always there to support. They’ve really improved employee trainings and support over the past two years. I feel passionate, knowledgeable, and supported in my role. I also have advanced pretty quickly! Love LLS.

    Cons

    Direct management. Smaller offices around the country seem to be ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, make your employees feel valued and appreciated


  10. "Campaign Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Assistant
    Former Employee - Campaign Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mission.
    Good first job/work experience if you're right out of college.
    The pay is fine if you have no bills to pay.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero room for growth.
    Temporary positions result in high turnover.
    Lots of micromanaging behind the scenes while sucking up to higher management.
    The Chapter I worked in is very separated between the campaigns and everyone only looks out for themselves rather than working as one team.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff.


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