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I have built a strong and fulfilling career with the AHA!

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Austin, TX

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I have had a great experience and have been able to move up the ranks and build a strong career at the AHA. I have had years when i have not made my goal, and my manager helped me build a strong plan to overcome challenges and get to goal the next year. I love that I am constantly building new skills - from working with CEO's, to motivating volunteers and donors, to seeing the amazing research and systems change that we are doing. Every day is different and challenges me in a new way to keep my skills sharp and me interested!

Cons

If you do not know how to recruit, mobilize, and work with high level volunteers it is very difficult work. I would not recommend this organization for anyone that is not comfortable working through people (volunteers) to accomplish big goals. That is when you end up working 50+ hours a week and not meeting goals.

Advice to Management

Be transparent with the decisions you make so that employees at all levels understand why we do things in certain ways.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    If You Want the Life Sucked Out of You and Be Totally Underappreciated, AHA Is The Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits including PTO
    Appreciate the 37.5 hr workweek but it's not realistic

    Cons

    401 is a non-profit so you don't have a match for the first two years
    It takes a 50-hr work week to get the job done, but you'll get your hand slapped for overtime
    Money is the bottom line, at any cost, including employee's health
    Managers are completely incompetent and therefore, have others do their jobs for them, taking all the credit
    If you don't do your job appropriately, there are favorites in the office that will "tattle" on you and your manager will not defend you
    You will have no life after coming on board and you will be completely undermind and therefore, never have a chance for advancement
    The pay sucks, no matter what experience level you bring to the table

    Advice to Management

    Suck it up and pay attention to your employees and their needs
    Stop being so blind that you only see the side of the story that benefits you
    Stop treating your employees like second-class citizens


  2. Lots of opportunity for talented people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Affiliate Fundraising Staff in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Affiliate Fundraising Staff in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great; rewards and advancement are there for people that know how to acccomplish goals and work well with others; wonderful, dedicated staff and volunteers; a compelling mission; leaders that care about the staff and the mission; flexibility for staff in hours and location if the person performs well

    Cons

    There are some former staff members that are writing on this site. Some people think that working for a nonprofit means relatively easy work. That is not true. When people find that a job is not for them, they should exit, but not bash the company. That is not good for them or for others. No one workplace fits all types of people, and unfortunately, there will sometimes be managers we don;t work well with. There are many happy people here that love working for the AHA. The AHA is in the top echelon of Non-Profits to Work For according to Non-Profit Times and as judged by current employees every year. Employee Engagement survey results are excellent. Check these out for a more complete perspective.


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