American Heart Association Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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American Heart Association CEO Nancy A. Brown
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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. Good but job description incorrect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, lots of flexibility, lots of good community activities

    Cons

    Job was not as described, departments very siloed, no office diversity, don't practice what they preach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share all major aspects of the position, look into more integration and diversify the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Regional Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Cause, hard working people...

    Cons

    Extremely numbers oriented. Very much a sales position... Lack of a defined career path...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Technical Difficulties

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at American Heart Association as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The youth management team are great driven women. The message is clear & the campaign I worked on was enjoyable.

    Cons

    Onboarding & accounting. The people trying to help me were just as frustrated as I was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People that work for nonprofits are amazing & they should always be compensated for that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Valuable experience - great place to learn best practices

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    Former Employee - Gala Director in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Gala Director in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Best salary in non-profit, also have the opportunity to bonus although challenging to qualify

    Cons

    Turnover, unrealistic year over year goals and very little room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professionalism is appreciated, consistency is valued, and leading by example is always respected

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    My experience at the American Heart Association has been very positive.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    The working environment here is great. There is a quiet room, and exercise room, and even a full kitchen for all the workers to indulge in.

    Cons

    The rooms are huge and made up of cubicles. This allows for you to hear everyone's conversations which can be distracting if you are not used to this kind of environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Intern

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at American Heart Association

    Pros

    -small office
    -one on one interactions

    Cons

    -low room for growth or employment
    -unorganized
    -no team building
    -very limited learning experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Want an Excellent, Rewarding Career? Look no further than AHA!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    The Mission of the AHA, the work ethic of the leadership and all employees, and our devotion to providing all Americans a culture of health is unmatched. Period!

    Cons

    We are very serious about saving lives and have immense responsibilities....But I don't see this as a con. You just have to be the right fit for such an ambitious culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look closely at how well your top leaders are performing and all they are doing to drive revenue. It's pretty incredible! Compensation could more closely match the cost of living in places like NYC, Los Angeles etc.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Challenging work environment, high fundraising goals

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    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, challenging goals, somewhat flexible

    Cons

    Training is lacking, fundraising goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Horrible. I still have nightmares.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association

    Pros

    There were no pros except a paycheck, albeit a small one

    Cons

    Management is awful. It's not about the mission it's about their bonus. They fire people without ever coaching them, and use methods like registering fake people for the heart walk to make it look like they have more walkers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Specialist
    Former Employee - Specialist

    I worked at American Heart Association

    Pros

    -Great environment, great mission, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not many growth opportunities if you don't want to be a fundraiser.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move more of the cool jobs in Dallas to Los Angeles! ;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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