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.
Specialist (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 19, 2018
My predecessor spoke openly about how awful this place is. And boy was I wrong for doubting! Cut-throat people hungry for power. Everybody racing each other to the middle, People throwing each other under the bus for LITERALLY no reason. Backstabbing and inept people left and right. Not enough diversity at the top. Never trust an organization whose CEO makes half a million a year, while there are girls crying in the break room that they can't afford to buy diapers for their children on their salaries. Shameful! Also, why is the Center's logo currently being used by multiple company's across the world? Either it was ripped off (not likely) or the head of marketing bought it from one of those logo generators. So funny...
good salary, your work helps LGBTQ community
shady people, lack of diversity in most roles, power hungry environment
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.
Advocate (Former Employee) – Hollywood, CA – May 29, 2017
Management was a wreck, our director had been working there for about two decades and had no enthusiasm for the work, would disappear half the day on a regular basis. Was indecisive and neurotic, even paranoid at times and prone to outbursts of anger.
Senior Management was not as bad, but paid themselves handsomely while staff was paid horribly and benefits were not that great. Couldn't even afford to live in close proximity to work.
It was a good experience for a short time, but not a place to stay long term. There were a lot of white folks with serious victim mentality yet were pretty racist. The hypocrisy gets old. Also issues of inappropriate behavior were common and HR was useless. Retaliation against employees for complaints was not unusual.
Get to do some good work helping others.
Some managent and staff had serious psychological problems. Poor pay, no advancement.
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.