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Louis J. DeGennaro
161 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Campaign Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great office team, great PTO benefits, great mission

    Cons

    False advertising in terms of opportunities for professional development and promotion. Promotion ultimately decided by National Board of Directors, rather than office executives who know the candidates, and is based primarily on overall chapter performance, rather than individual. Makes it difficult to get promoted despite individual workload.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2017-11-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great org, bad chapter level leadership"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, incredible research, passionate colleagues

    Cons

    Leadership/management at the chapter level is severely lacking. Culture was toxic.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2017-09-19
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great mission and cause

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate Poor senior management Unrealistic expectations by management for their own campaign shortcomings Terribly unorganized but could be due to the fact that very few employees last more than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together!!

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2017-09-09
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Good organization with unfortunate cultural problems"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    LLS has a great mission to, unlike many cancer organizations which focus on awareness, prevention, etc, focuses on funding research and clinical trials to find cures for blood cancers. The national organization's unrelenting focus and achievements are admirable and due to the work of many passionate employees. I encountered many kind and super motivated people in my time with LLS.

    Cons

    The company culture was toxic, cliquey, gossipy, and snide. Senior staff would cut staff members short, visibly roll their eyes and shut down clarifying questions or comments in meetings. Employees favored by senior management were united in trying to isolate some managers, laughing openly that they would be fired in short time. Often new employees would find that they were either "in the club" or not quickly. Those who...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to emulate a caricature of wall street style management, pitting certain groups against each other and throwing chaos into routine endeavors like fundraising, event planning or donor retention efforts. Work with new folks with an open mind, or place more of an up-front emphasis on getting cultural fit from new hires.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2017-02-27
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not great work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Rye Brook, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great volunteers -they compensate you well for a non-profit -great mission -the money we raise actually goes to the cause, and more than 80%. Low overhead cost.

    Cons

    -bad work-life balance -they spread employees thin -a lot of nights and weekends.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2017-01-21
  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Pros

    This is a great company with a great mission! Their employees are some of the best people I have ever worked with. Everyone is so passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth as it is such a small company division wise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep the same passion in motivation in all employees you hire

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2016-11-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization and Great Work"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The organization has a great mission to work for; Volunteers and Board are top-notch; They regularly promote from within, which means lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't reflect rest of staff (most staff are women, leadership was almost exclusively men) and leadership roles are turned over frequently

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2016-07-19
  8. "Patient Services Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Patient Services and Administrative Assistant in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great mission!

    Cons

    As most not for profits go, the pay isn't excellent but the National Capital Area Chapter of LLS is a really great place to work!

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2016-02-25
  9. "Campaign Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society full-time

    Pros

    Great mission! Unlike many non-profits, they really do spend funds raised on research to find cures for blood cancers. They do a lot to help patients as well.

    Cons

    There can be high turnover in personnel, which is typical with non-profit agencies though. Everyone has to pick up the slack where needed and some people don't like that.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2016-02-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, paid time off, great benefits, awesome office

    Cons

    It's like being in high school. Campaign teams are extremely cliquey, managers like to micromanage everyone and put their revenue pressure on specialists. Poor communication with many different departments. NO WORK LIFE BALANCE.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring our IT issues.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2015-09-26
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