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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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3.1
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Louis J. DeGennaro
138 Ratings
Pros
  • "great mission and positive people(in 31 reviews)

  • "I fully believe that this organization will fund the cure for cancer(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "No salary, but that's to obvious when you volunteer with a non-profit(in 31 reviews)

  • "No work life balance and high burnout(in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Focused and committed"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best part about LLS is that the work is totally mission driven. You feel good about the work that you do every day and you are inspired by all of the advances in treatments that are resulting directly from the research being completed by LLS.

    Cons

    There are a few evening and weekend events. All of them are mission driven and volunteer focused, so this isn't really a negative If you are looking for a straight 9-5 job this might be troublesome for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to inspire employees by always sharing the advances and progress of the mission.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-03-21
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Campaign Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Care about employees and the work

    Cons

    There are no real cons for this job

    Advice to Management

    none

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-06-12
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Assistant 

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time

    Pros

    LLS has s nice environment to work in. People are extremely helpful and kind.

    Cons

    Most jobs are part time or temporary.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-05-28
  4. "Great mission, local leadership needs direction."

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    Former Employee - Senior Campaign Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Have saved countless lives as a result of their work and advancements in blood cancer research. Passionate volunteers and board members. Staff truly do care about their work. Really enjoyed being there.

    Cons

    Data management and record keeping is sorely lacking. Information is kept in numerous Excel spreadsheets, in numerous locations, and is hard to find or paint the bigger picture of corporate partnerships. Much of the information are met in people’s heads. Local leadership is steering the ship without a compass. Everything is typically done last minute and in rush, despite the event occurring on an annual basis.

    Advice to Management

    Implement better data and record keeping procedures for donor/sponsor management.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-05-20
  5. "Run!"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission and humble CEO.

    Cons

    The Nebraska chapter Executive Director makes our office life a nightmare. She makes a terrible first impression as it looks like she rolls out of bed to come to work. She constantly starts drama in the office by gossiping about her subordinates and is constantly complaining about her health, board members and personal life. Everyone has to walk on eggshells and it’s a very toxic work environment. All my colleagues love...

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    Advice to Management

    Just because someone has worked for LLS for a long time does not mean they should move up in management. Also look at the turnover rate and see there is a huge problem.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-06-01
  6. "Leaving after 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mission is awesome. Co workers are dedicated. Volunteers are inspiring.

    Cons

    Salary is very low even compared with other nonprofits. National management increasingly rigid: demands uniformity and not open to innovation at the chapter level. Creativity not valued. Management is reactive not proactive when problems occur and decision making is extremely slow. High turnover. Lip service to collaboration. Antiquated fundraising software. Challenging environment where you are expected to...

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    Advice to Management

    Reward top performers, promote from within. Pay a realistic wage in areas that are higher cost of living. Update ancient software. Less politics more transparency.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-05-06
  7. "Working for a worthy cause"

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      Former Employee - Outreach Assistant 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time

      Pros

      You have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

      Cons

      Position is temporary and you are paid through a temp agency.

      Advice to Management

      None. Management was very appreciative of our efforts. Great teamwork.

      Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-03-23
    • "Good Intro to Non-profits"

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      Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Hauppauge, NY
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - Helpful and driven staff - Getting to meet volunteers and survivors, reaffirming the importance of the mission - Working towards an incredible cause - High ambition goals - Professionalism is super important - Active learning about non-profits

      Cons

      - Low salary (which is expected at a non-profit) - Very fast-paced with very high expectations - definitely an adjustment if you can't handle it.

      Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-03-15
    • "Excellent mission"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

        Pros

        Employees are committed to the mission

        Cons

        There is very high turnover

        Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-03-28
      • "Good place to work"

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        Former Employee - Outreach Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Everyone was really nice and really cared about the cause. Supervisors were amazing to work with.

        Cons

        The job was a bit tedious since it was mostly just making phone calls.

        Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2019-02-19
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