Health Services (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 29, 2018
Real upper management is all male (90% white) with the exception of the female CEO who acts as a figurehead. She is never involved directly with real staff concerns with the exception of the one time union staff were very close to striking and news coverage got wind of it.
It is lovely place to work if you are if you are LGBT as you can be authentic and don't feel the need to hide your real self. People who are not LGBT are welcomed in the workforce as allies.
The center is only interested in expanding causes beyond gay white men when there are dollars specifically given to them to do so such as grants. If there are no dollars specifically allocated they expect these marginalized populations to seek them out in Hollywood.
Transwomen have a full scope of services however Transmen are greatly ignored both as clients and as staff. For the longest time service were not available to transpeople the way they were for gay white men.
If you are Black the racism will be subtle but it will definitely be there in the form of lack of advancement. I have seen this throughout departments regardless of merit or education level achieved. Promotions are often overlooked for workers who have been there long periods of time and have proven their merit. Programs meant to be directed at gay Black men are handed over to non-Black people to manage even though there are qualified Black staff on board.
Same with trans programming. Trans related programming is only allowed to be directed by trans staff to a point.
The open door policy is a joke and you will be reprimanded if youmore... attempt to use it.
There is still great work being done at the center but unfortunately the workers most dedicated to serving the actual interest of the public are most often silenced.less
LGBT Friendly, Great Benefits
Low Pay, Racist, Misogynistic, Little room for advancement for people of color
Certified Medical Assistant (Back Office) (Current Employee) – Hollywood, CA – June 30, 2018
The experience working at the center, is what you make of it. You learn a lot, you work with the LGBTQ+ community and the work flow/pace can be hectic! Overall not a bad place to work, but like any place of employment, could use some fine tuning.
Advocate (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2018
It’s a shame when the largest lgbt org in the country is a disaster to work for. I heard that other departments were better, but the youth and family service dept needs a serious managerial and staff overhaul. Working one-on-one with our most desperate clients is rewarding beyond measure, yet not an ideal or safe work environment overall.
Outreach Specialist (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 7, 2018
The LGBT Center does great work for the community and gives those who work there and opportunity to help other and affect lives in a positive way. I am grateful to have a part in that. Helping to end homelessness one youth at a time.
Health Education Specialist II (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 22, 2017
Facilitator different programs that deal with various topics for health education. Outreach coordinator for the Positive Image program where we as a company assist the clients with how to prevent HIV from spreading, appropriate usage of medication, and how to cope with having HIV. Linking clients with ADAPT to assist & Coverage California with getting medical insurance for clients who are need medical coverage. Community Outreach with assist with planning, preparing and attending outreach events. Maintained the program website with updates and work with marketing and community outreach
Desktop Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 24, 2015
Though I was there for a short period of time I work for a great IT team at the LGBT Center in Hollywoood. Are job was very important. Assisting Health care workers with issues pertaining to Allscripts EHR clinical module from freezing or locking them out the system.I learned that it was important to keep this software working correctly for the many patients they had daily in the center. Every day was a new issue and challenge. I enjoyed the experience and working with my IT team.