American Heart Association

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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
245 Reviews
2.8
245 Reviews
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American Heart Association CEO Nancy A. Brown
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Not many I can think of.

    Cons

    Micromanaged at every level and terrible management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Want an Excellent, Rewarding Career? Look no further than AHA!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's all about the Goals

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The overall mission and awareness.

    Cons

    The goals are egregious. Upper management is conniving. Nothing is confidential, they gossip about even those who donate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging work environment, high fundraising goals

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ask about turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my immediate team. In my experience, the salary is pretty good for a nonprofit. The employee education plan is pretty good.

    Cons

    The best advice I can give anyone interviewing for any job here is to ask during your interview about turnover both within your team and within your department, and why. Why is this job open? How long has everyone else on your team been with AHA? Do you believe the answers you get?
    Know that turnover rates within some departments can be 25 percent annually or higher, and dealing with long-term employees (longer than 5 years) can be its own issue. Nothing is done about the fact that high turnover rates indicate poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for growth and development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Health Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    This is great organization with qualified upper management. Being that it is a non-profit organization, business development positions are crucial to the organization. Good communication between colleagues, volunteers, and board members are necessary in all positions. So, if your interested in a position at AHA, you would definitely need to be a people person.

    Cons

    If I'd had to choose a con, it would have to be the range of positions available. Nearly all of the opportunities involve business development and administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop methods of reaching out to different medical practices to diversify the group of board members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I love my job, but can see why some people are frustrated in their current roles

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    great co workers
    lots of time off (PTO and office holidays)
    amazing mission and programs
    major shift to focus more and highlight health strategies/ initiatives

    Cons

    following best practices can sometimes be a hindrance
    titles don't always reflect the job
    very sales oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open to change and creative thinking

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

    Stay away!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    Great Mission but really after everyone's money.

    Cons

    Treats employees badly. Very high turnover. Work - life balance not there. Micro management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of upper management and bring in new blood. Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for Sales People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 full-time (more than a 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

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