American Heart Association

  www.heart.org
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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!

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  • 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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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    A very unhealthy place to work, mentally and emotionally

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

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every two weeks. Hands only CPR is great, and a needed training. That's about all for AHA.

    Cons

    Cons:
    This is like working in a sorority house. It absolutely is a mean girls club
    Management is terrible. They criticize you personally nothing is based on work performance.
    There is no recognition for a job well done
    There is plenty of critiscm and micro managing
    Goals are constantly changing, you'll never win
    Senior manager has no clue what's going on, not do they care
    The favortism in these offices is out of control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect. Everyone deserves at least a little respect. Realize you are a manager, not friends with those employees you like and enemies with those you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good organization, but can suck the life out of you.

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

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    respected organization, flexible schedule at times, decent pay compared to other non profits, good benefits, feel as though you can make a difference in peoples lives

    Cons

    continuous change to the latest and greatest way to raise more money THIS YEAR... a lot of driving, management seems to manage from reading it out of a book first, bad use of donor dollars on travel to meetings that don't accomplish everything except to get people together because you need to have X number of meetings a year. work homelife balance can be off at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit looking for the best new thing and let people do their jobs. Praise people for their hard work and not just the superstar for this year that will be nobody next year.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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