American Heart Association

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American Heart Association Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
220 Reviews
2.6
220 Reviews
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American Heart Association CEO Nancy A. Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance (if you take advantage of it) (in 12 reviews)

  • Salary and benefits are competitive for a non-profit sector job (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent unless you are upper management (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, terrible internal politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible work schedule, generous PTO/holidays. Great mission and dedicated volunteers. Women in top leadership roles.

    Cons

    Power plays, territorial, disrespect of people's expertise as professionals, a lot of back biting and politics to be seen and get ahead. Not a lot of opportunities for advancement. Pay is good for nonprofit, but not competitive in market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for managers. Consider a person's ability to work with people before promoting him/her to leadership role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great. Excellent Coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time for 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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly run organization; Lack of Leadership and Lack of Trust -- Don't Do It!!!

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    Current Employee - Fundraising Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Organization closes during week of Christmas, good benefits.

    Cons

    Employees don't trust leadership and managers and from what I saw, it was for good reason. The organization has very few programs that it manages -- donations are primarily for education and their impact is impossible to measure. Donors would be better off supporting the hospitals in their communities. They can't point to lives they are directly impacting and their model is outdated. Organization does not understand fundraising and therefore fundraising staff "disappear" constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved the work, loved the flexibility, loved the cause.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Overall it was a very flexible and supportive environment. I was able to have a family, work full time, and adjust my in office schedule to meet my needs via work from home and flexible hours opportunities. Plus, at the end of the day I was completely passionate about the overall mission and goals of the company. I truly loved and enjoyed my job.

    Cons

    I worked very very long hours, had to travel frequently, and didn't feel the title or pay was commiserate with my job function and requirements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great starter company

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great flexibility with the hours
    Short Hours
    Great friends
    Ability to work remotely
    Technology was on point

    Cons

    Not enough accountability for upper management when things go wrong
    Salary sucks
    Take forever for a minority to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never let your hard workers go to keep the ones who barely do anything. |
    Appreciate your employees who have shown their loyalty

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    An Incredible Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast-paced, Hard-working, thought provoking company who believes and lives their guiding values, American Heart University is one of the best learning and development experiences I have had in my 20 year career, excellent PTO, and time off during the week of Christmas that does not affect your PTO balance.

    Cons

    Little bit of red tape and bureaucracy but you would see that in most companies and in non-profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Love the cause and the brand, struggled with the hierarchy and politics.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is an incredible brand, with great events and passionate volunteers. Most of the employees really care about what they do. The organization gives you the chance to learn and develop different skills.

    Cons

    This organization suffers from a command and control management style. Some senior executives have been grandfathered in and promotion at the top seems to be based on seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more flat and transparent. Incorporate more practitioners of holistic health and join WorldBlu to become a democratic workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Their best days are behind them

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Helping improve individuals health through research and educational programs funded by the organization.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunities for advancement, no appreciation for accomplishing goals or making contributions to the success of the organization. Upper management is overpaid and out of touch. They simply don't care about the employees or employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Legal Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Heart Association as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working for my manager. The company atmosphere is very friendly.

    Cons

    Being an intern sometimes you will have to work overtime but that just comes with the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved the upper management. They made sure I was always taken care of, I wish i could intern again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here unless you need a job.

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice.

    Cons

    Many managers will play favorites allowing one employee off to deal with a personal issue while punishing another.
    People will back stab you faster than a for profit company.
    People are overworked and the environment is either perform or we get rid of you.
    One mistake and we get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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