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  • Really depends on location & team but overall very positive work environment.

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

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    Pros

    Amazing coworkers! Some of the most positive, supportive, talented and uplifting people I've had the pleasure to work with.

    My personal experience with managers is that they have been fantastic. Managers make or break a work experience and my managers have all been amazing.

    It seems like upper management is making a more concerted effort to implement feedback from employees.

    Good benefits.

    Cons

    This is neither a pro or con, but you must be passionate about the mission to succeed here.

    Also not a pro or con, but this is a very corporate environment. Very structured.

    Pay isn't bad but could be better for the amount of time people put in and the talent that is recruited. Raises are capped at 4% max per year (with a stellar review.)

    LOTS of meetings! Sooooo many meetings. I cherish the days that I have only one meeting. It makes it hard to accomplish actual work when you have so many meetings. It's also hard to focus on meetings when most people multitask through them. Doesn't seem to be the ideal use of time.

    LOTS of work. A never ending amount of work. While they try to emphasize a work life balance, many of the most successful employees are responding to emails at all hours of the day, night and weekends which puts pressure on those hoping to achieve the same success to follow suit.

    Very conservative work environment, which has pros and cons.

    Bureaucracy - its hard to implement innovative ideas because there is often a lot of red tape to cross and many opinions get thrown in so nothing moves forward. They are working on this but with the set up of the company it will be hard to change.

    Generally speaking, it takes a long time to move up in the Health Strategies departments. The pro of that is people stay with the company for many years because it's a great place to work. More opportunities are available for the Development/ Fundraising teams, but there is also more turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of meetings. Focus on helping your employees to achieve the most significant work. Upper management - be open to innovation from all levels. All of our most exciting, praised and successful ideas are innovative, yet it's hard to push innovative ideas through the red tape.

American Heart Association Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at American Heart Association.

    Interview

    Very in-depth interviews, only hire top employees. Expect at least 3 interviews, nearly 5 hours total, before you get an offer or decision. Make sure to talk about all experience as even things you might think are irrelevant add up to the total sum of your experience and make you a total package here. The end result is a very strong team and top employees and it really makes for a great place to work. Know your resume and have specific examples to back up your "generic statements." Have a copy of your resume with you when you do the in person interviews.

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American Heart Association Awards & Accolades

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Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
Nonprofit Power Brand 100, Cone, 2009
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Website www.heart.org
Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1924
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health... More

Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.

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