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6 people found this helpful  

Quite miserable.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Life-saving mission and great volunteers/survivors who are compelled to do great work.

Cons

There is no upward mobility for staff in support positions. You will rarely be referred to by your name as "admin" is sufficient. If you have a manager who focuses on your professional development, you are in the minority. The mission is great but the Chicago office is a death trap. Turnover is a serious issue - in my 16 months at the organization, I saw over 20 staff members rotate in and out of the office. Don't expect any support or understanding from HR. Getting a week off at Christmas means that you do not get many other holidays off. Expect the rug to be pulled out from under you at any moment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to manage and value your employees - even the ones that don't raise money. Understand that a diverse workplace is not optional, especially in a city like Chicago. Your entire corporate development team should not resemble a sorority house at a college or university.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association

    Pros

    Good mission and creative fundraising events. Good benefits and large company .

    Cons

    I have no respect for this organization regarding the work environment. There is no room for creativity and management has too much control with no checks and balances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like you would want to be treated. Supervisors have too much control and no one watching their performances.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    AHA provided great experience and knowledge in the nonprofit sector.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

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

    Pros

    Working for an amazing cause. The phenomenal volunteers and donors. The staff. Decent salary and unheard of retirement. Overall AHA is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance. More staff needed for the expectations of the team. never enough time to celebrate a win.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and notice what your team is doing. Hear their plans and ideas. Stop and celebrate success rather than moving right past it to the next big expectation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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