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Good mission but hard to stay inspired

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Former Employee - Heart Walk Director
Former Employee - Heart Walk Director

I worked at American Heart Association full-time (more than an year)

Pros

If you work hard, you will be quickly promoted and the pay is relatively competitive for a non-profit. This is a great job for someone early in their career that is looking to improve their title and able to live with mediocre pay (hey, it is still a non-profit). This is also the most corporate-style non-profit that I have worked with. If you like structure, this is a good option.

Cons

They will work you ragged so your passion for the mission dwindles. There is a lot of turn-over and the office culture can be a bit catty.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work for with a great mission

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    Former Employee - Government Affairs Director
    Former Employee - Government Affairs Director

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Know you're making a lasting impact on those affected by heart disease and stroke. Other pros are the ability to work with passionate volunteers and partners.

    Cons

    The mission is driven from a national level so work in the communities does not always meet community needs. Also, it is not always clear what the metrics are you are working towards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility to meet community needs. Also, there is little career growth or opportunity from the field. When opportunities arise, it becomes very political in who moves up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Too bad it's not better

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    Current Employee - Regional Director
    Current Employee - Regional Director

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Interaction with powerful, intelligent key opinion leaders

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and management
    High turnover
    HR doesn't investigate problems thoroughly
    Completely numbers based. Company doesn't care about anything else unless you reach your goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employees when they tell you that their supervisor doesn't care about them and is only worried about their own goals and agenda.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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