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Helpful (8)

AHA sucks the life out of you

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

I have been working at American Heart Association

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

Really?!

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  1. Helpful (8)

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

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

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  2. Helpful (8)

    A very unhealthy place to work, mentally and emotionally

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

    I have been working at American Heart Association

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

    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 Management

    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.


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