American Heart Association Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Great place for growth and development.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (4)

    Ask about turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

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

    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.

  3. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many I can think of.

    Cons

    Micromanaged at every level and terrible management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging.

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Great mission. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Very sales-oriented. If you are not a salesman(woman) do not apply.

  6. Events and Business Operations Intern

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gained great experience to use for a future career

    Cons

    Unpaid internship and no current job opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is helpful and a positive, friendly work environment

  7. Helpful (6)

    Good cause but bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work experience gained in my career
    Was able to work with different teams within the organization

    Cons

    Former supervisor micro-managed staff
    Office environment had too much drama with senior staff
    Lack of accountability towards upper management
    Lack of opportunities for professional growth and development
    No work-life balance and highly stressful assignments due to layoffs
    Salary did not compensate for work performed

    Advice to Management

    Choose wisely before selecting a person in a management role
    Listen to feedback from staff to avoid high turnover
    Reprimand managers and directors when they are not doing their jobs

  8. Helpful (4)

    Sadly it’s an unengaged, uninspired and highly wasteful environment @ the National Headquarters

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager - National Center in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager - National Center in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Easy for the most part – just be there in body and occasionally work

    Cons

    Non challenging & Non Productive - So many people are disengaged with some having side businesses or so many outside of work interest that nothing meaningful occurs

    Advice to Management

    I’ve witnessed Millions of hard earned donor dollars spent on IT programs, applications and initiatives over a decade that were left unused after implementation. Colleagues laugh that “working from home” consists of giving “busy” status reports and talking a lot on conference calls but in reality they work ~ 20 hours per week.

  9. Great Organization that Demands Results

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AHA is a top-notch organization that cares about its employees. If you are results-driven and upwardly mobile, working here could be a good choice for a satisfying career in public health. The organization is highly regarded, effective, well-branded and has many smart, talented and committed employees. The perks are many and the environment is positive, demanding and rewards success.

    Cons

    Not a con, but this is a complex, very large not-for-profit and can be difficult for the newcomer to navigate,

  10. Helpful (5)

    Stay away!!!!

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Great job for a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Mobile, AL

    I worked at American Heart Association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job to get into non profit

    Cons

    Lots of work but good times

    Advice to Management

    More guidance

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