American Lung Association Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. Great nonprofit, plenty of room for professional development & growth

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership that allows room for flexibility all the way down, space for defining your own work, nonprofit committed to its cause

    Cons

    Almost like 2 organizations in one: fundraising and programs work separately with little overlap. Programs sometimes treated as afterthought at regional level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Projects from the top sometimes come and go without much explanation. Strengths are not shared across charters or in all states.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great mission, passionate people

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    Former Employee - Development Manager
    Former Employee - Development Manager

    I worked at American Lung Association full-time

    Pros

    Important mission with hard-working dedicated people working to increase visibility. Decent support from the national office with quite a bit of local autonomy.

    Cons

    Need some freshening up of management at the local level.

    Approves of CEO
  3. Internship review

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at American Lung Association

    Pros

    Community involvement, small scale, good cause

    Cons

    short term, very small office

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  5. When you can't Breath, nothing else matters.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Lung Association

    Pros

    Licking Christmas seals for pay.

    Cons

    Sophomoric programs offered from national office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Great cause, awesome dedicated staff, executive management could use some work(pruning)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Non-profit work is hard, demanding, but also rewarding. Doing good for those dealing with respiratory ailments is a very good for the soul.

    Cons

    This dysfunction of the executive management team, including the executive board and newly on-boarded CEO, leaves a lot to be desired. Compensation is much lower than most non-profits and raises are never given out. Workloads are heavy and recognition for hard work is rare for most of the staff throughout California. Staff is also treated in unevenly, rewarding slacker employees with promotions and raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tolerating behavior from higher ups that drives valued staff members away. Fire the whole exec board, including the CEO and start over again. Change the work culture so you remove those who are ineffective in the organization. Stop ignoring those on staff that are poison to the org. Move ahead of the National organization that is behind the times and dragging in their re-org of plans and policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Manager, Tobacco Control and Lung Health

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at American Lung Association

    Pros

    1. A lot of support from mentors and the Executive Director
    2. Major opportunities for growth
    3. A lot of changes have happened in upper management, I think there is tremendous opportunity to serve way more people and grow professionally
    4. Flexible schedules and ample PTO/Sick/Holiday & Surprise holidays!
    5. We're empowered to be present in the community, not hide behind the desk

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement of any kind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work encouraging staff to grow professionally!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Amazing small non profit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Lung Association full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, very competitive pay and benefits, a great place to grow your professional career.

    Cons

    Company needs fresher upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good learning experience

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    Former Intern - Advertising Intern in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Intern - Advertising Intern in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed environment and a lot of guidance from supervisors.

    Cons

    consider work load outside of business hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great for intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at American Lung Association as an intern

    Pros

    I was just an intern here, but I really liked it!

    Cons

    Not sure - I was only an intern

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Working for non-profits

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    Former Employee - COPD Data Coordinator
    Former Employee - COPD Data Coordinator

    I worked at American Lung Association part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of nice people participating in health fairs and I learned a lot about lung disease.

    Cons

    Since I am more passionate about heart disease and diabetes, my motivation was really not all there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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