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American College of Cardiology Overview

Washington, DC
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Membership Organizations
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 54,000 members is to transform ... Read more

Mission: The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health.

Company Updates

  • ACC’s Diversity Leadership Council is helping staff celebrate Black History Month, showcasing events in the Metro area and black-owned businesses that we can support throughout the year. #LifeAtACC

  • ACC staff recently celebrated the Diwali Festival of Lights, which begins on Sunday, October 27. The Diwali Festival of Lights is an annual Indian celebration that symbolizes the “victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil.” The celebration is often marked with bright lights, dancing, decorations, and a feast for new beginnings. Staff were able to mingle, enjoy delicious food, dance and learn more about their colleagues' culture that they may not have experienced before! #LifeAtACC

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American College of Cardiology – Why Work With Us?

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work.

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our Mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare, visit our site at:


ACC's Strategic Plan positions the College and its members for success in achieving the ACC's Mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health as cardiovascular disease remains the #1 cause of mortality worldwide.

Over the last seven decades the College has been the place for cardiovascular professionals to learn, grow and share, and will remain so as we realize the ACC's Vision of a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

The College is guided by this Strategic Plan which charts the course of the College from 2019 through 2023 to achieve four Strategic Goals. We will achieve these Strategic Goals by living out the ACC's Core Values: Patient-Centered, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Professionalism and Excellence.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) values all members of our College family, including ACC staff. As the foundation of the organization, ACC staff enjoy world-class benefits and a culture of work-life balance. By joining the ACC, you'll join the ranks of the many other employees who take part in the following benefits:

Career Development

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $8,000 available per calendar year
  • Formal mentoring program
  • Professional development book club
  • Online learning programs and onsite training sessions
  • Leadership coaching
  • Student loan refinance program with SoFi
  • Eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Work-Life Benefits

  • Pre-loaded vacation (up to 14 days for the first year and 20 days starting in the second) 
  • Pre-loaded sick leave (12 days per year and prorated for the first year) 
  • 12 holidays per year and ACC is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day 
  • Summer Fridays 
  • Paid community service leave days (2 per year) 
  • Paid Parental leave (up to 6 weeks per year, based on tenure with ACC)
  • Flexible arrival/departure times and telework opportunities
  • Casual dress code policy
  • On-site fitness center and classes (DC location) & wellness events
  • Employee assistance counseling program
  • Back-up childcare for children 12 weeks to 5 years (DC-based employees, up to 10 times per year) 
  • Transportation stipend for mass transit or onsite parking (DC-based employees) 
  • Free annual Capital Bikeshare membership (DC-based employees)
  • Free shuttle bus service to/from two nearby Metro Stations (DC-based employees)
  • Opportunities to participate in various ACC groups, including our Community Service Team and/or Green Team

Retirement, Health, and Voluntary Benefits

  • Retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution after one year (vested over a four-year schedule) 
  • Choice between a PPO, POS, or HSA plan for medical health coverage
  • Open-access plan for dental protection and vision care services
  • Company-paid life insurance equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary
  • Company-paid life, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Subsidized standing desks 
  • Legal services through Legal Resources 

Community service and giving back is part of ACC's culture. It is embedded in all that we are and all that we do. We are part of something bigger than ourselves, just by working at the ACC.

Some of ACC's key community service activities include:

  • Community Service Team: Volunteer staff group that focuses on improving local communities. Activities include:
    • Regular volunteer outings to Miriam's Kitchen
    • United Way giving campaign
    • ACC Day of Service 
    • Donation drives (back to school supply drive, food drive, pet supply drive, toiletry drive, holiday gift drive, clothing drive and more!) 
  • Green Team: Volunteer staff group that focuses reducing their environmental footprint and helping others do the same.

The ACC is committed to improving diversity and inclusion within the cardiovascular workforce and the College’s membership -- and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment for staff. The College recognizes the success of its Mission is dependent on including people, as members and as leaders, who provide a diversity of background, experience, ideas and perspectives. 

The College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is embodied in many different activities, including ACC’s Core Values, and the College has a growing focus on this area. 

American College of Cardiology Reviews

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    I have been working at American College of Cardiology full-time (More than 3 years)


    ACC is a fantastic place to work. I've worked in different industries, for profit and non profit, throughout the course of my 20+ year career and have not worked for an organization like this. The work is interesting and mission focused, which was important to me. Also, it is employee-friendly. There is a great deal of flexibility here, including telework options, that were essential to me. I'm a single parent so working at ACC has allowed me the flexibility I need as a parent, including the ability to volunteer at school. I work hard while at the office but have the work/life balance I need to focus on my family. They provide excellent professional development experiences and benefits. I also have been recognized for my work here through monetary and non-monetary recognition and have been promoted since I joined. In the years that I've been working here, there has not been a day when I have dreaded going to work which I think speaks to the culture, my ACC colleagues, the benefits, and the focus on employee wellness and work/life balance.


    Some of the longer tenured employees are less interested in trying new things and giving new things a chance. Some employees feel so entitled that they complain about small, insignificant things. There is a culture of niceness where people don't want to give constructive feedback which can hinder progress.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage senior leaders to be fearless and have difficult conversations when needed. Also, move people that aren't doing their jobs.

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American College of Cardiology Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American College of Cardiology (Washington, DC).


    First interviewed with HR over the phone, then an interview with my would-be supervisor over the phone, and finally an in-person interview with two of my would-be coworkers (supervisor was travelling) at Heart House in DC. The ACC didn't pay for the interview travel or relocation, which HR was upfront about.

    The interviews in general were fairly laid back and average in terms of difficulty of questions asked and overall length. I appreciate that HR discussed the ACC at length at the end of our initial interview, talking about the work culture, the benefits, what's nearby, etc. Really helped me get a sense of where I was applying.

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American College of Cardiology Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2019
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