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Helpful (3)

Love their outreach; disliked their fundraising attempts

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Former Employee - Director in New Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Director in New Philadelphia, PA

I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 8 years)

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

Pros

An organization that truly wants to eliminate cardiovascular disease as the number one cause of death and disability.

Cons

An organization that has recently put too much emphasis on raising money than educating the American people on how to avoid heart disease or how to live a long and fruitful life after being diagnosed with any cardiovascular disease. . .too much emphasis on money; not enough on awareness building.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Greedy and Values Employees Very Minimally

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule, colleagues/fellow employees

    Cons

    Compensation, Office Culture, Leadership, Greedy business practices, Does not value employees

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. Don't always treat the development staff with such a high pedestal and forget about your other incredibly important divisions. I worked in development and saw the value in many of your other programs - but apparently you (senior management) don't. You're constantly stealing money away from needed-programs to fund things like galas and walks - important fundraising endeavors, sure, but so are your other educational programs. You aren't listening to what the community and your donors want. I had the best colleagues who all had the best intentions - and all you did was pit everyone against each other to scrape by for each penny. You don't care about the underserved communities (as much as you want to think) and take money from those community programs all the time. Best colleagues in the world with the best intentions. Horrible structure and horrible senior leadership. I also see a lot of more favorable reviews in other affiliates. All I can speak to is the Western States Affiliate, with Los Angeles as the headquarters. This Western States Affiliate conducts business in an unethical fashion (forcing non-exempt employees to fudge their time sheets so that the business does not have to pay them OT, even if that person has worked more than 8 hours, not directing donor's money in the way the donor has requested, etc.).


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good coworkers and volunteers but too much of a work load for one person. High turn over and changes daily.

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Your coworkers are smart and helpful.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, workload overwhelming, and no strategic plan. Too many long term managers not doing anything but collecting a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and not making decisions based on management only. Field staff is important.


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