A very corporate feeling that was a newspaper publishing feeling.
POP Marketing Rep. (Former Employee) – White Plains, NY – October 31, 2017
I liked being involved in Marketing. This was a part-time job. I think that local campaigns would have been more successful. I don't believe that there was a lot of excitement generated. I worked with different managers. The Campaign only lasted five months. I don't think that a Funds Drive is something that I will participate in again.
Campaign Manager (Former Employee) – White Plains, NY – October 13, 2017
This was a great place to work while I was raising my family. The job /culture gave me the flexibility that I need. I was able to work my fundraising events around the demands of my family. My family enjoyed being involved with my events.
LLS is challenging as it requires many cold calls throughout the day but the results are rewarding. Good place if you are a college student and the schedule is flexible. There is a constant push for numbers and management changes all the time.
I was originally brought in through a temp agency to assist with the School & Youth Programs and I managed to do exceptionally well so they continued to bring me back year after year until work died down. All staff was extremely friendly and pleasurable to work with. There was a new challenge every day which never made the job boring.
Supportive environment desired to make a positive difference in the world
Special Events Intern (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – April 26, 2017
Interning for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was an eye-opening professional experience working hands on with a special event project. I was able to see my personal hard work pay off and go towards an non-profit organization that supports a more positive quality of life for those individuals suffering.
Campaign Coordinator, Light the Night Walk (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – March 11, 2017
inventory control for $1 million-budget high-impact community fundraising events in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, meeting key fundraising goals. ¥ Assisted full-time staff with data management for Fort Lauderdale and Miami events.
¥ Directed in-bound and out-bound communication with all chapter event participants and key donors.
¥ Spoke on behalf of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as Honored Hero in multiple community outreach opportunities. ¥ Manage a million dollar budget within a team of 5
Outreach Assistant (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 4, 2017
Important focus and mission. Intense environment with unhappy manager made for a stressful work environment. Nice to have flexible work hours and the expectations of the job were very specific which was helpful. Met some very hard working and nice people there.
Great atmosphere that allows for creative contribution
Manager, Education Programs (Current Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – December 14, 2016
The gift of giving to families of those affected by a blood cancer is a job that you will always be proud of. I've participated in planning, preparation, and editing of videos and telephone/web programs used by hundred of thousands of families in search of information about themselves or a loved one affected by a blood cancer. Truly an honor to be on the side fighting cancer.
Campaign Manager- Team in Training (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – December 13, 2016
I spent four years working with LLS. and while they promised career advancement and opportunity, they never delivered. They higher young women out of college and never once promoted a person over 30 in any job opening. If you want to bust your but for a great mission but have no career advancement then by all means work for LLS. They made cut back after cut back while I worked here and expected bigger and better results. They lack leadership and direction in the offices and tend to hire underdeveloped managers who do not know how to lead.
great mission, benifits and paid holidays
They pay way under living wadge for the work they expect you to do
Working at LLS is very rewarding in the sense that a good percentage of every dollar raised does go back to he mission. LLS goes wrong in the way that the treat their employees. Long hours, not enough support, high demands, and a lot of person time has to be given up.
They also like to take advantage of young adults and pay them less than the older staff.
Good benefits, a lot of time off
management, national office, materials not on time
Campaign Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – June 15, 2016
Employees managed people who were fundraising for the organization. Because of the line of work, we had emotional ties towards our mission of finding a cure for blood cancers. We worked long hours, weekends and traveled every five months to take teams of people to their events.
Traveling, people oriented, mission based, fundraising for a cause
no work/life balance because it was your entire life, all the time.
Market Development Director (Current Employee) – Northeast Florida – July 6, 2015
LLS is an incredible organization that does important life-saving work; however, the internal workings are a bit rusty. CEO is great, but many middle managers and executive directors that lack leadership and people skills.
Feel good about doing something good
Everyone's struggling to keep up with the changes and direction.