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Good mission but hard to stay inspired

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Heart Walk Director
Former Employee - Heart Walk Director

I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

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

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.

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  1. Great place to work for with a great mission

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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    The WORST ORGANIZATION I've EVER worked for

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

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Hours of 37.5 and getting paid for 40, if you can manage to work less than 50 a week and not be criticized constantly. The office does close for 2 weeks in the winter though you are expected to work. This is across all departments so I guess it's not really a pro per say.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. No one cares about you as a person and you are simply a number. I have seen them fire hard working management who have been here 10 plus years simply because they didn't play in the sandbox and treat their employees like total dog meat.

    Advice to Management

    Take value in your employees and volunteers before someone that matters gets tired of it.


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