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Rewarding, but challenging

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Former Employee - Administrative Associate
Former Employee - Administrative Associate

I worked at American Heart Association full-time for more than a year

Pros

Flexible schedule, excellent benefits, quick accrual of PTO, paid week off around Christmas time, rewarding mission, employee recognition, fun office events.

Cons

There are limited opportunities for advancement. Administrative staff is often talked down to and not seen as an integral part of the team. There is a lot of gossip within the organization and many people's private employment issues are leaked. Admin pay is far lower than pay of positions just one level up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat admin staff more as equals, Create better trajectories for advancement so as to not lose good employees.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Run from this house of cards.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A few good people are staying true to the AHA's original mission of fighting heart disease - but most of these are being forced out.

    Cons

    The new unpublicized mission is money - more and more money - for fat executive salaries, special hidden benefits and upscale travel and entertainment. An organization currently run on paranoia and retaliation, senior management fears donors will learn where the money is really going and how they are claiming full credit for research break-throughs the AHA barely supports. As staff, you'll be greatly pressures to tow the party line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back to the ethics and integrity that management possessed five years ago for a standard to renew today.

    Be warned that that donors and corporate sponsors will learn of your mis-spending and "spin" and will move their dollars to more ethical charities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    it was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great benefits and oppurtunity to move into different fields

    Cons

    give more training for new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rehire laid off ppl from american heart before going outside the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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