American Heart Association

www.heart.org
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Great place to work

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

I have been working at American Heart Association

Pros

Very meaningful mission
Good benefits
Management strives to keep AHA relevant and progressive and focused on obtaining the mission
Dedicated staff

Cons

Upper management needs to take a stand that every program idea is not worth investing staff time and donor dollars in. We dont want to waste a single dollar on ideas that don't move AHA toward the mission. Staff end up working on efforts that don't give results over and over again. It gets disheartening.
Its a non profit. Don't expect to get rich working at AHA. If money is your driver, work somewhere else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hold sr execs responsible for projects that don't pay off for AHA over and over again. Any dollar spent should be judged by the question: will this reduce cardiovascular disease or stroke and by how much.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    AHA sucks the life out of you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    Wonderful volunteers
    Good benefits and vacation

    Cons

    Bad management
    Toxic culture
    Lousy staff morale
    AHA is like a bad episode of Project Runaway - you're either "in" or you're "out"
    If you're "out" forget about advancement. Skillless suck ups are golden, workhorse admins are abused and unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    You'll never BE enough, DO enough or FEEL good enough about your job! HORRIBLE culture and AWFUL working environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director
    Current Employee - Executive Director

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    Raising money to save lives is rewarding
    Meeting survivors
    Connecting with supportive members of the community

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance
    HUGE egos running the organization
    Angry/bitter managers who forget why the organization is raising money
    Employees constantly berated for what they "could have done better"
    Either bow down to management or lose your job, regardless of how well you're doing your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the effort, dedication and commitment of staff
    Quit coming down on staff for outcomes far out of their control
    Exercise compassion and understanding
    Understand that managing means mentoring, coaching and inspiring -- NOT threatening, instilling fear, putting people down and engaging in clique-like behavior
    CHANGE THE CULTURE (if you have to say out loud daily that you want employees to "value people, collaborate purposefully and manage their time in a healthy way," then it's most likely NOT happening!)
    Recognize that morale is LOW, turnover is HIGH and employees are NOT happy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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