American Heart Association

www.heart.org
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Wonderful cause. Operates effectively and efficiently, more like a company than a non-profit

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

Pros

Great people
Great benefits
Flexible work schedule
Work/life balance

Cons

Pay
Difficult to advance from within a field-based position

Recommends
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Mission, Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Youth Market Director
    Former Employee - Youth Market Director

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    *work from home
    *great pay
    *Strong Mission
    *large organization with lots of resources and leading edge technology
    *great training

    Cons

    *upper management refuses to accept the changing environment of fundraising and adapt accordingly - always blames the staff
    *very long hours and unrealistic expectations for staff
    *no work/life balance at all
    *high stress-high pressure
    *your job is at risk if you don't meet aggressive goals, so there's high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you have some of the best resources and technology available today in the non-profit arena! You need to acknowledge that wrong decisions are being made with some programs and stop being afraid of changing and adapting, even if it means moving staff around. Believe me, they will understand! You are losing great people because you refuse to accept that you are going in the wrong direction!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance is a joke

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    Former Employee - Fundraiser
    Former Employee - Fundraiser

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Great coworkers
    Great stepping stone but get out after 2-3 years

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day to complete what is expected. If you are a workaholic and dont mind sacraficing everything, you could fit in. Management of this market is horrible. Militant micromanagers with unrealistic views of the business market. High stress atmosphere. Senior management is verbally abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the trenches and come back to reality.
    Give the old school militant managers their walking papers- you would think losing endless staff members might be a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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