Pros: compensation, benefits, patients & volunteers
Cons: management - local and at home office, coworkers, office culture
While the cause is great and getting to know patients and their families is very rewarding, the actual day-to-day operations and relationships leave much to be desired.
The female dominated work environment was incredibly catty, with an everyone-for-themselves mentality.
Directors, Managers and Coordinators are only concerned with the numbers for their – more... specific campaign, not the overall mission of LLS.
Top management was unprofessional, bordering unethical, while encouraging and participating in a culture of gossip and in the end, your numbers, even if they are outstanding, are secondary to whether or not you fit into this 'club'.
Salaries of other employees was shared, top sponsorship funds were diverted to campaigns other than the sponsor's intentions (without their knowledge), top volunteers were ignored, chastised, unappreciated and sometimes cast aside if the Executive Director simply did not like them, and she rarely attended major campaign events at the branch location. When she did attend, she'd stand in the corner, arms crossed, complaining of the food or gossiping instead of networking or thanking volunteers for their time and commitment. It was incredibly embarrassing.
This was the best and worst job I ever had, I would not recommend it to others. – less