American Heart Association

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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
223 Reviews
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223 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 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. 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 (less than an 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
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    I have been working at American Heart Association as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a volunteer you learn a lot. Whether it is event, pr, marketing, sales, fundraising focused there is a lot that can be learned.

    Cons

    Depending on the branch you are in, you have to stay close to those that can really teach you about the operations and not use you for events they consider minimal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I love it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Blood Pressure Coordinator in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Community Blood Pressure Coordinator in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Helping people and reducing heart disease.

    Cons

    Compensation is a little bit less than I would like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Review from Interns Perspective

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    Former Employee - Event Planning Intern in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Event Planning Intern in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at American Heart Association as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    An overall great place to work. Serves as great experience if you have any interest in working for a Non-Profit Organization. And to top it all off, you're working for such a great cause.

    Cons

    A lot of soliciting for donations, which is expected. But it did become a bit monotonous after a few weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead the office in a very cohesive manner. But at times, I felt like I was just stuck in an office cold-calling for a donation. So find more ways to get the interns involved with everyone in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Heart Association as an intern (more than an 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
  7.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Opportunity for growth. Great benefits and PTO. Tons of learning opportunities. Management is awesome.

    Cons

    I have no cons working at the American Heart Association. Absolutely great place to work and grow. Great place if you want a career in non-profit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, collaborative office, opportunity for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    While they stress that they want you to have Work life Balance it is impossible not to be doing reports and prep on weekends and nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked in the Seattle office. It use to be a really negative place until they transferred the ED and replaced her with an internal promotion that had just recently come to the AHA. They need to continue to promote people that bring experience from outside. Too many executives move up through the ranks and don't know anything but AHA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This is a one of a kind organization. If you want to work for an organziation that has a true mission -> Work Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    The people, the purpose, the creativity, the sense of accomplishment when you finish projects. The flexible work arrangements, the week of Christmas off, the three weeks of PTO upon starting, and the overall culture is incredible

    Cons

    Some politics but for the most part nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Opportunity to make a difference every day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The AHA has such a compelling mission and I'm reminded of the difference we make each day in the stories of our volunteers, donors and coworkers. I'm also reminded of how much more there is to do so that all of us have access to the care, education and information, research and resources needed to take care of our hearts. I'm thankful to have the chance to work alongside colleagues - volunteers and staff - who are absolutely committed, well-intentioned and focused on advancing our mission in the best way possible across the diverse communities we serve. It's far from easy but incredibly rewarding.

    Cons

    I think I get the comments about the fundraising goals being aggressive but, at the same time, we're setting out to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% in just a few short years. Having lost my father to a stroke, I can't help but wonder what unfunded research projects might have given me more time with him. Feeling like there is always so much more that can be done may be a con but also extremely motivating to keep going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to help others see the difference they make and foster an environment in which they can feel great about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    CPR/BLS Instructor

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Conyers, GA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Conyers, GA

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

    Pros

    set your own schedule for your classes

    Cons

    some instructor may try to under cut your prices
    can't get the certification card on the spot (a few days turnaround)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the certification card turn around time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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