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ehh, not sure if I love it or hate it

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

the mission and the difference the research makes. the volunteers, many dedicated folks who come back year after year and go over and beyond. AHU learning online system available to all employess

Cons

unqualified management. micromanage and seem like they have enough to bring in accounts vs checking people's calendars.

Advice to Management

ask employees what they can do better, versus micromanaging calendars for salary employee's who are in and out of field on a daily basis. it's ok to be real and admit you are way in over your head.

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  1. A great place to work overall

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

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Being able to work for a mission that impacts many people versus making a dollar to make someone richer. Excellent benefits. For being a non profit, we have great technology resources. Good work life balance with flexibility in schedule.

    Cons

    The AHA can be at times an act first think later organization. There is much reporting done and the process in collecting the information can feel at times like micro management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Extreme Micromanaging, Unprofessional Senior Management, Poor Training, Long Hours, Stressful Work Environment

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

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Meeting passionate volunteers who care deeply about the mission and donate their time and resources to making a difference.

    Cons

    Senior Management is probably the biggest problem in this office. They rarely mention the mission of the AHA, and constantly pressure staff to bring in revenue at any cost. They do not invest the time or effort to develop ethical and effective fundraising strategies. Staff are forced to put such extreme pressure on donors and volunteers that these relationships are often destroyed in the process. The donor retention rate is abysmal as a result of the cheap "fundraising" tactics used. The degree of micromanaging is out of control. There way too many internal meetings, and they are not conducted in a professional manner. Senior management makes public examples of employees who do not hit their numbers, and there have been cases of meetings ending in tears. The office morale is very low, and there is an incredible amount of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and trust them to get the job done. Be open to new strategies and ideas. Stop micromanaging and caring only about revenue. Talk about the mission of the AHA instead of unrelated strategies to close accounts.


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