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American Heart Association Director Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  • AHA always speaks about work-life balance, but it needs to be across the board (in 57 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, micro-managed, (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with an amazing mission.

    Cons

    Work load and goals can be overwhelming at times.


  2. "Youth Director"

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    Current Employee - Youth Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Youth Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, remote base, befits, positive energy, travel

    Cons

    overtime, always on the road, No office, Team is all across the state/ work alone

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Development Director"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the volunteers, the mission, having a leadership role. Getting to do a variety of jobs throughout the year.

    Cons

    Silo culture in the organization. Rigid benchmarks and templates that don's always lay over the local climate.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to keep fundraising staff happy and engaged versus burning them out.

    American Heart Association Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for submitting your review and appreciate everything you did for the American Heart Association. We will share your feedback with the fundraising leadership team to see if there are any... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Director of Quality and Systems Improvement in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director of Quality and Systems Improvement in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company offers flexibility and amazing benefits!

    Cons

    There is no training for positions, and management doesn't believe in investing in their employees success. The amount of travel expected can be too much if you have kids.


  5. "Great company, great job"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    AHA is committed to its employees - they walk the talk. Health and wellness are very important. They recognize and reward top employees. They care about the community and are dedicated to making an impact.

    Cons

    If you aren't goal oriented, this is not the right environment for you.

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Glad to know that you enjoy working at the AHA - The AHA Glassdoor Team


  6. "Senior Director, Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits (time off, 401K matching, development resources, etc.).
    -Plenty of opportunities for career growth and inter-departmental movement, should you take advantage of development opportunities, networking/mentoring with different teams, and establish a strong personal brand.
    -Feels like a family environment.
    -Very generous bonus structure for fundraising employees.

    Cons

    -Very corporate, lots of red tape.

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for sharing your experience working at the AHA. Glad to know that you enjoy the great benefits and career growth opportunities we have. We provide advancement opportunities for our... More


  7. "Director of Marketing and Communications"

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing and Communications in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing and Communications in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Good benefits, flexible work hours, good work/life balance, challenging and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be skilled in working with staff on career development.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not enough resources to achieve lofty goals. Recruiting process is antiquated and takes forever. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals - stretch, but realist.
    Eliminate behavior interview questions.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Go Red for Women Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Go Red for Women Director in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Important mission and community focus

    Cons

    High pressure sales goals, incentive package difficult to achieve, high staff turnover


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Fundraising"

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    Former Employee - Youth Market Director/Regional Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Youth Market Director/Regional Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The AHA has a great mission and the management is very focused and they make a concerted effort to be sure donor dollars are spent wisely . Staff and coworkers, in general, are really great people and believe strongly in the mission

    Cons

    There is not a good balance between work and home life. The hours can be very long. There is a great deal of pressure placed on fundraisers to meet goal so you will need to be a person who handles that type of stress well. The burn-out rate for nonprofit fundraisers is quite high.

    Advice to Management

    To decrease the burn-out rate I would like to see a much better work/life balance and a decrease in the pummeling an employee gets from the constant stress. I think you lose many really good people who love the mission but are driven out by the high stress level imposed on them.

    American Heart Association Response

    Sep 14, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for taking a moment to tell us about your work experience at the AHA. We really appreciate your five years of service and was sorry to see the word "former" in front of the word employee... More