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This was a great company to volunteer for.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Heart Association

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

Pros

The hours were good and the chance to network with other organizations was a bonus.

Cons

I wish I was there longer.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Perfect for stepping stone or sales professional. NOT suitable for fund raisers

    Former Employee - Director of Development in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Development in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You will work with some of the hardest working people. A lot of the volunteers are fabulous and care deeply about the cause.

    Cons

    Unqualified people are promoted to supervisory positions. There's a lot of talk about identifying leadership potential but the bottom line is the bottom line. If a person is successful or lucky in increasing sponsorship or private donors, it doesn't matter if the person displays a nasty attitude, huge ego, Mean Girls persona or is inarticulate (I've had several bosses with all these traits). The AHA talks a good talk but executive leadership puts on the pressure and it's an "at all costs to hit goal" environment. There is also a lot of distrust. MANY meetings-staff, department and 1x1. There are also a myriad of daily and weekly reports. All of this is time consuming and you are tasked with finding the time to also do your job. When you voice your concern that it's too much, you will be patronizing told that it's simple to do, you just need to manage your schedule better. It's irrational the expectations managers place On their staff but heave help you if you push back. You'll be out on their radar as someone who can't manage time wisely and raw also lazy.

    Advice to Management

    I give up. Management is told over and over again to change its ways but to no avail. So just be honest with applicants and state that this a sales position that happens to be with a non priority. Be honest and applicants won't be disappointed.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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