American Lung Association Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Excellent employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corrales, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corrales, NM

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

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

    Pros

    Well run organization, good steward of donors' dollars, humane in their expectation of employees. You are expected to work hard but still have a life, and that is all-too-rare in the nonprofit world.

    Cons

    Developing some major new initiatives without enough staffing means it can take a while to get the information needed.

    Advice to Management

    Consider adding new National staff to marketing and communications, so the field can receive materials in a timely manner.


  2. Good intern experience

    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at American Lung Association (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and open to helping others

    Cons

    A little disorganized of an environment


  3. Treat employees as well as you treat the cause

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Support Manager/LTA in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Software Support Manager/LTA in Oakland, CA

    I worked at American Lung Association (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good people fighting for a good cause

    Cons

    Organization does not value it's staff and volunteers as well as it should. Pay for staff is well below the standard across the board. New CEO makes bad decisions about how the org should operate, losing key staff along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Value those who do the work and pay them accordingly.


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  5. Unfocused nonprofit, don't waste your time

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

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

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

    Pros

    Mission encompass all of lung health; Flexible hours; No overbearing boss; No commute; Communicating with those passionate about the mission

    Cons

    Lack of direction; No funding to provide basic office supplies; In need of a refresh in upper management; Not open to new ideas; Extremely high turnover rate & no transitioning during the exit process which leaves donors, participants, and corporate connections hanging out to dry; Never saw manager, Lack of communication within own department

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the people you hire are actually proficient in what they say they are. Stop making excuses.


  6. Great nonprofit, plenty of room for professional development & growth

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Great mission, passionate people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Manager
    Former Employee - Development Manager

    I worked at American Lung Association full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Internship review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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

    I worked at American Lung Association

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Licking Christmas seals for pay.

    Cons

    Sophomoric programs offered from national office


  10. Manager, Tobacco Control and Lung Health

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

    I have been working at American Lung Association

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the great work encouraging staff to grow professionally!


  11. Amazing small non profit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company needs fresher upper management.



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