American Heart Association

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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
237 Reviews
2.7
237 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life balance is great for me in the position I am in (in 13 reviews)

  • Salary and benefits are competitive for a non-profit sector job (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent unless you are upper management (in 27 reviews)

  • Management, absolutely no work-life balance, salary, lack of appropriate training and time to acclimate (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great for Sales People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Great mission. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Very sales-oriented. If you are not a salesman(woman) do not apply.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Events and Business Operations Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    Gained great experience to use for a future career

    Cons

    Unpaid internship and no current job opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone is helpful and a positive, friendly work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great job for a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Mobile, AL

    I worked at American Heart Association

    Pros

    Great job to get into non profit

    Cons

    Lots of work but good times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More guidance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worthy cause

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Cultural Initiatives in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Director, Cultural Initiatives in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're interested in making a difference in our communities, this is a great organization dedicated to heart and stroke research and awareness.

    Cons

    The organization presses hard on the fund raising aspect; sometimes to the detriment to their reputation. Would be better suited if they were a little less aggressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow divisions to collaborate and intersect, rather than silos that need to compete against each other.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The Organization Does Great Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenged daily, very strong company growth in exciting new areas

    Cons

    Fundraising is front and center. Not enough acknowledgement of the progress in health AHA makes every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great organization!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association

    Pros

    Non profit, doing good work, great benefits.

    Cons

    Goals shouldn't be the driving force behind a non profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals shouldn't be the driving force behind a non profit.

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mission Motivated

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    Hard to argue with the mission to create healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
    Good pay for a nonprofit, great benefits and a lot of flexibility in terms of scheduling and working remotely.

    Cons

    Sometimes Development (fund raising) is emphasized to the detriment of mission.
    In my current position, I travel much more than I would like.
    We're doing great work but need more staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer meetings
    More health strategies staff
    Don't forget to seek input from the field

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great. Excellent Coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance is great for me in the position I am in.

    Cons

    None for me right now. When I was in a different department things were run almost as an internal consulting firm which made it difficult to deliver a quality product to the in house customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop clear plan for advancement

  10.  

    It was a valuable experience overall

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Development Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The role is extremely challenging, each person is responsible for managing a multiple county territory, with little support. The mission support is personally rewarding, but the AHA / ASA doesn't like to invite new ideas to the table.

    Cons

    The compensation is lower than if one worked in a private business sector, but that's one of the cons of working for a non-profit. Mircro-managing seems to be rampant in all divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Business development for fundraising

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunity for advancement and growth

    Cons

    too much red tape and too many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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