American Heart Association

www.heart.org
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Great Pay ----worst management ever

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Youth Market Director in Southfield, MI
Current Employee - Youth Market Director in Southfield, MI

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good Pay, Great Benefits, Generous PTO

Cons

Vice Presidents are allowed to treat employees as poorly as they wish, if you have a problem with harsh, rude, personal criticism ....don't work here. There is very little (no) opportunity for advancement. Management ALWAYS wants more and more and more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The employees you manage are your bread and butter... check your language and the volume of your voice. Treat others how you would like to be treated.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Like most places - there's lots of good and some bad to go around.

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

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities; ability to craft your own niche; pay is good relative to most non-profits; benefits (especially retirement) are very good; good mission

    Cons

    Lots of unrelenting pressure for fundraisers; management moves on too quickly to a new idea/project without giving older ones a chance to fully succeed; lack of trust between field staff and national center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try so hard to "act like a for-profit company" - we are a non-profit and that's what we excel at doing, plus that gives us the luxury of being able to take a longer-term viewpoint

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A cross between extremely political and extremely rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Product Development in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director Product Development in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Extremely rewarding - you can and do make a difference in people's lives
    The research, the Guidelines and the training programs literally impact the difference between life and death. As an employee you have a part in that.

    Cons

    Extremely political. To the point where it is difficult to get things done if you are not the flavor of the month. Very entrenched "that's not the way we do it here" attitude, to the point where it has kept the organization in the dark regarding other issues and organization that are competitive for donation dollars. An overwhelmingly fear-based organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the nepotism and the cronyism. Hire and listen to younger employees. Listen to them, they are your new donation market..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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