Big Climb Philly Intern (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 19, 2018
As an intern, a typical work day would be primarily to call and email participants and welcome them to the event. Calling and emailing participants took up 70% of my day. The other 30% would be to create new branding content to add in the emails that were ways to entice participation, make/email participants social media graphics to promote donations, mail participants promotion product of the company, and other small tasks.
Learned a lot about people skills, and how to talk to people. But there is a lot of pressure to make budget, even if you do make budget sometimes it is not enough. Each year more and more pressure is put on employees
Campaign Assistant, Special Events (Current Employee) – Independence, OH – August 6, 2018
My time at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been nothing short of amazing. I have learned so much in the two years I have been here. Learning to have such an attention to detail has really helped outside the office as well. The work environment is great and the people here are one of a kind everyone is always there to help with every campaign.
Senior Director (Current Employee) – Stamford, CT – July 14, 2018
LLS is a top flight organization comprised of highly committed folks who really want to make a difference. I truly enjoy the work that I do and I am so impressed with the volunteer patients and families that rally behind this vital cause to find cures for blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and families
Asistente del departamento de Eventos Especiales (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 3, 2018
El equipo de trabajo me recibió de la mejor manera posible, estuve ahí un periodo aproximado de 5 meses y aprendí bastante de esta asociación. Tuve la oportunidad de aprender como desenvolverme en un ambiente laboral en la ciudad de Nueva York.
mgr (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 13, 2018
They treat volunteers horribly and are not organized. There is a lot of office politics locally at the various chapter and nationally. There is constant change on how to do things - new computer systems, new policies, new logos, new procedures, new names for the programs and campaigns, and it is presented very haphazardly. It confuses the public. Most of the money raised goes to fundraising expenses and there are high salaries of people in the New York office. They don't pay the program or campaign staff enough money to stay for very long. ALOT of staff turnover in every chapter- which says a lot about the company. There are too many layers of management telling the staff what to do. They waste money flying them in and out of the various states and chapters. Not a pleasant working environment - long hours and no work-life balance. They don't fill staff openings with any sense of urgency, so the other staff have to pick up the pieces of the job. They don't have a good reputation in the community like so another charitable non-profit organization. They fire people on hearsay. A lot of the top staff came form the Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association letting them go. The LLS is full of dysfunction - the team in training program is confusing. They used to have staff that assisted patients - but they eliminated them so patients have to call toll free number to get help. it is all about the fundraising - not about the patients. They don't have a good rating with Charity Navigator, BBB or Guide Star because of how much overhead and admin expenses they have formore... raising fundsless
Outreach Assistant (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – June 8, 2018
This job is only available during the school year and it was simple. This job is good for someone who prefers a desk job in a quiet office. Personally it was a little too slow for me but the company was wonderful. Great second job.
Engagement Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – May 15, 2018
During my time in the office I enjoyed a fast paced season during each campaign with a slow paced time to relax in between. There is room for promotions and growth, however there is also quit a bit of office politics and bureaucracy to wade through. I was promoted to a remote position, which has had its own struggles. There doesn’t seem to be much room for growth, but benefits are good and my managers and coworkers are wonderful!
My employment at LLS was fulfilling, challenging and provided an overall purpose within the workplace. The hardest part of the job was the possibility of a leukemia patient losing their battle with cancer.
Campaign Manager (Former Employee) – New Mexico – May 7, 2018
local nm chapter has very poor leadership, lack of on boarding, training and support system. constantly working in silo, only hearing from the national organization if you are in the 1% . if you are comfortable with lack of leadership,lack of ED accountability, unreasonable expectation (125% growth year over year) then LLS is the place for you.
Campaign Specialist (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 30, 2018
LLS has a great national office. Unfortunately, local managers don't follow what is handed to them by National and will make decisions on their own, subsequently hurting their employees. In my local chapter, there was a TON of turnover in just 16 months - I'm talking a full office of about 13 full time employees, and we had about 6 positions turnover in just 16 months, including myself who is leaving in May of 2018.
Good office culture, good upper management
Terrible local management, too many entitled local managers.