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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible work/life balance, great environment with supportive coworkers" (in 60 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and great benefits" (in 63 reviews)

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

  • "Company is way too focused on dollars & numbers for being a non-profit" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Youth Market Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great Cause

    Cons

    Some Leadership Issues That Need To Be Addressed by Higher Management


  2. "Steady and worthwhile job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company environment, nice desk space, clean facilities and time off given when requested, relatively low-stress

    Cons

    Low pay, every minute is monitored by your supervisor, room for growth but very slow

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement got pretty bad toward the end, Supervisor's tendency to lie to one employee that their coworker has higher stats than them to make them work harder is a low way to encourage improvement

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic non-profit with transparency in financial interactions. Great work-life balance. Amazing benefits and opportunities to accumulate PTO.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. As with most non-profit organizations, pay is not competitive in today's market. Little accountability in management.

    Advice to Management

    Implement 360 reviews for management accountability.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Deep Mission; Long Term Picture; Exciting Future"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Leading and pushing the world toward a future of longer, healthier lives. Not just words, but the real, daily mission.

    Cons

    Finding the funds for that mission is hard. Hard, but worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Help us all see how every dollar we raise fits into the future we all want to see.


  5. "Great people to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    I love the benefits AHA provide and the paid week vacation in December is fabulous

    Cons

    It's very busy and it can get overwhelming sometimes but it's up and down


  6. "Development Director"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    PTO, bonuses/high rewards, lots of training, motivation to do well

    Cons

    high goals you need to hit


  7. "A Job That Means Something"

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    Current Employee - Support Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's nice to work knowing that my efforts ultimately save lives. Good pay and GREAT benefits, including paid time off over the holidays, wellness programs, opportunity to telecommute, lots of training and educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Some disconnect between Headquarters and Field Staff. Some departments understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    HQ needs to listen to the people in the trenches.

  8. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Week of Christmas off, great flexibility, excellent benefits and retirement package and dedicated employees. Lots of resources.

    Cons

    If you aren't good at prioritizing your time, the amount of work can get overwhelming.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It's a solid job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    It is full of great people to work with who truly care about the mission of the organization

    Cons

    Can't complain, great environment to work in!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Heart Walk Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great new mission and communication about how AHA will help shape the culture of the world. Clear understanding of the position and freedom to do your job without micro management.

    Cons

    On-Boarding was rough...guess I started during a change in process and 6 weeks later I am having calls/meetings/training that I should have had week 1. Budget cuts moved everything to virtual and while some trainers have found their way...others not so much. I understand the cost savings benefits but I feel that because this training isn't in person I am treated like an entry-level employee. I don't see how this change will result in retaining new hires.