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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated June 15, 2018
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American Heart Association CEO Nancy A. Brown
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  • "There is absolutely no work life balance" (in 77 reviews)

  • "No work-life balance, micro-managed," (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Saving Lives is Why"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the American Heart Association for a decade now and what invigorates me to come to work every day is the fact that what I do ultimately contributes towards helping people live healthier and longer. As an employee of this organization, I am passionate about making an extraordinary impact by creating a brighter future where no one dies of cardiac arrest. Our mission of saving lives is not just a cliché that we say. It is embedded in the core of our hearts and is what drives us in everything we do.

    Cons

    I can't think of any right now. I believe that AHA is very competitive and consistently strives to be one of the top employers both in the profit and non-profit world.

    Advice to Management

    I love the fact that the top executives of the AHA walk the talk of our mission each and every day and demonstrates consistently our core values. I would love to see the same commitment and passion in every member/level of management, holding them accountable to lead by example and reflect the same values.

    American Heart Association Response

    Nov 28, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We appreciate everything you do for our mission and we look forward to your continued support in helping people live a healthier life free of... More


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people, wonderful mission you are helping with.

    Cons

    Driving non-stop everyday, felt like I could be doing more.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very cognizant of work/life balance, great benefits, company mission is important to all employees creating strong rapport, room for growth in most areas

    Cons

    Great variance in working styles from department to department, some leadership is very hands off


  4. "Great non-profit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Strategies Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Strategies Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Wonderful mission. Lives changed

    Cons

    Long hours, not so understanding public,

    Advice to Management

    Keep training


  5. "Overall, AHA is a wonderful employer. I do have issues with salary pay scale inequalities."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Strategies Manager, SEMS in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Strategies Manager, SEMS in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Healthy work environment, promotions from within

    Cons

    Salary inequity based upon department.


  6. "Data Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    Strict budget and regular spending


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission. Training. Networking. That's about it.

    Cons

    The goals are set for you with little input from anyone but top management. Circumstances regarding donors do not matter. A 20-25% increase is expected on all events regardless of donor wants/needs. There is absolutely no work life balance. The job comes first.

    Advice to Management

    Put your people first. Growth is important but not if you steam roll employees to make it happen. I'm saddened to learn that almost an entire team has left AHA in the last year because of management. Turnover rates are out of control.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great medical research, lousy employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cause saving lives and healthy living

    Cons

    Minimum raises, disrespects hourly employees, deceitful leadership

    Advice to Management

    Value all employees, reward them to cut down on high turnover


  9. "Working for AHA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Forney, TX
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Forney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company with Great Benefits.

    Cons

    It is nonprofit. So if they have to restructure you could lose your position.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Needs work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Hours can be flexible when you need it

    Cons

    Company is way too focused on dollars & numbers for being a non-profit. The job feels more like a sales position than it truly focuses on the education of reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke. Upper management spends donor dollars like they work for congress and not a non-profit.

    Advice to Management

    Don't preach being good stewards of donor dollars when you are making 6 figures or higher and spending tons of donor dollars on travel & unnecessary expenses.


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