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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible work/life balance, great environment with supportive coworkers" (in 58 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and great benefits" (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • "Limited work/life balance at times" (in 77 reviews)

  • "Politics of working within a national non-profit" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Saving Lives is Why"

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    • 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 PLACE TO WORK!!"

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    Current Employee - Development Director
    Current Employee - Development Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very competitive salary and benefits
    -Very flexible workplace in terms of work arrangements
    -Excellent professional development opportunities
    -Transparent leadership
    -Very conscious of how donor dollars are being spent
    -Great mission

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons to working at AHA right now. It is a fantastic place to work!

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, great colleagues, helping save lives!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  4. "Development Director"

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    Former Employee - Development Director in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Development Director in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flex schedule, great pay, good benefits and vacation package

    Cons

    High pressure sales tactics, asked to be very pushy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Brutal"

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    Former Employee - Planner in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Planner in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    revolving door of employees. extremely high demands


  6. "A great organization and great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission-driven organization with great, dedicated volunteers. Many successes in the past, but the American Heart Association is constantly growing, changing and adapting. You have the real opportunity to make an impact. You will use your brain every day and do important work.

    Cons

    It's a complex organization and it takes awhile to get up to speed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek out the best applicants for each opening and invest in developing them.


  7. "Youth Market Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, great people, good compensation, awesome leadership.

    Cons

    Limited work/life balance at times.

  8. "Great stepping stone to learn skills for better position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, Flexible, worked with great people, good working conditions

    Cons

    No room for advancement, limited benefits


  9. "Atlanta, GA Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Everyone is willing to assist with projects that you have going on and vice versa.

    Cons

    National Office will create programs and role out to staff in an insufficient time frame and expect you to meet goal on program without enough time in fiscal year.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for staff on new programs. Evaluate goals that are introduced each FY to make sure they are realistic and fit the communities they target.


  10. "Good team, fast-paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Great connections to business leaders

    Cons

    Staff is stretched thin, working on many tight deadlines


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