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Stressful and Unprofessional

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Fundraising Director  in  Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time for more than a year

Pros

You get to visit Austin, Texas for your New Employee Orientation. The main office is very nice and huge, new and modern furniture and very nice area.

Managers are rarely around which is a good thing. Several managers, VP's and SVP's and even the Affiliate EVP work from home.

Cons

Management "works from home or out of state". They are not responsible for their areas or when something goes wrong it’s blamed on the “little people”. They are paid inflated salaries for having little or no responsibility. Management Skills are non-existent - skills such as people, organizational, leadership and forget about ethics, professionalism or dependability. Managers and VP's and SVP's operate with a "Mean Girl" mentality. Behavior that is unacceptable is considered the “Norm”.
I have seen Good people leave or be fired within 30 days of employment. Turnover is through the roof. Employees who stand up to management are with terminated or forced to leave and later talked about as "Disgruntled Employees" even though the manager is the common denominator. If you are unable to cope with what should be unacceptable behavior or attempt to stand up for yourself, you will be either out of a job or forced to leave. I have witnessed this too many times and I have seen Great Employees leave this organization due to bullying.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to be reviewed by the ethics department. Donor dollars are being wasted by individuals with a "Mean Girl" agenda. It's not productive and the expense of turnover is wasting money that could be going towards Heart Disease. Spending by managers is frivolous and needs to be monitored.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    People and cause are great- Management? Not so much

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    People are fantastic
    Cause- people are passionate about it

    Cons

    Management is only concerned about lining their own pockets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing good, but at what cost?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    The mission. The volunteers who are truly passionate. Autonomy in the day to day of the job.

    Cons

    Large amounts of micromanaging. Only thing that matters to management is dollars and cents. The neediness and loss of public perception in relation to unreachable goals. Treat volunteers as employees and expecting too much from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live by the mission and recognize the value in other functions than money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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