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A great place to work overall

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time for more than 8 years

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.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you are ambitious, driven, and have high integrity, don't work here

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Not sure there are any pros other than it SOUNDS like it would be an admirable place to work. Oh, and if you just want a job where you do what you are told and never question anything, and never aspire to grow or to advance, you could work there forever.

    Cons

    Politics far more important than intelligence. Care more about power & control than truly changing lives. Care more about money for top execs than effort needed to truly change lives. Most execs in this company could not hold a job in a similar for-profit position. Decisions for new hires, promotions, and raises in some departments are made purely on personal factors---not based on qualifications or achievement.

    Regional executives here can earn more than most C-level execs in for-profit companies. A lot of the money that sponsors pay goes directly into the pockets of executives, or to pay for salaries of people who have nothing to do with the sponsorship effort.

    Some people at AHA are great people. A couple of depts. are good. But other depts. have leaders who make all decisions based on personal reasons. And many are incompetent. They could hold grudges for years, and it could be because of something simple, like you didn't agree with them one time in a meeting. Or you wear something they personally don't like, so you are frowned upon. Or you are attractive and they aren't, so no advancement for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your ratings---they are low for a reason. Not one thing written here is opinion---it's all fact, and can be verified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work at.....

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Mission : To Save Lives
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Definitely no work life balance. Very Poor Leadership and Management. Litlle or no career advancement. Upper Management and Middle Management on a whole is very incompetent and lacks basic skills for the jobs they hold. Favoritism and unprofessinal behavior are in abundance. Not a nice place to work. Your track record does not get you promoted it's who you know in the organization. Lots of backstabbing and bullying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire competent and professional Managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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