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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated March 23, 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 64 reviews)

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

  • "Politics of working within a national non-profit" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Development Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, they hire great people who love what they do.

    Cons

    Pressure to hit goals is true.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to transfer anywhere in US. Very stable organization, that have dedicated volunteers and staff.

    Cons

    Heavy workload that require many work hours to successfully achieve results and goals.

  3. "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Grants Manager
    Former Employee - Grants Manager

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, runs like a corporation

    Cons

    Pay and you often have to manage up


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Mission and good benefits

    Cons

    Too much process - too many micro-managers


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits Outstanding"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, professional development, fun colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of organizational focus, unrealistic goals, does not listen to field staff

    American Heart Association Response

    Mar 11, 2019 – Diversity Outreach Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your many years of service!

    Dedicated staff mean a lot to our organization and our mission. It's people like you who allow us to impact the many areas... More


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Tough place"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and resources are outstanding.

    Cons

    I worked at AHA for many years and did very well. However, the management is unrealistic in expectations for year over year growth and micromanagement is extremely intense. There is a report for every aspect of the job and every detail is scrutinized.

    Advice to Management

    A health organization of all companies should not pressure staff in the manner that AHA does. It’s an unhealthy working environment.

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 18, 2019 – Diversity Outreach Coordinator

    We read every comment and review because whether it's a positive experience or provides constructive critisism, we consider it all important to help us reach our goal towards our staff having the... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "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

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 18, 2019 – Diversity Outreach Coordinator

    We appreciate the time you took to share your experience working for the American Heart Association because it's helpful in helping us improve as an employer.

  8. "na"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    great location in Dallas, TX

    Cons

    often heavy traffic in the metro


  9. "Good but a lot to learn quickly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Never bored and able to do new ideas and take initiative

    Cons

    Pressure to perform quickly and a lot to learn given how big it is

    American Heart Association Response

    Feb 18, 2019 – Diversity Outreach Coordinator

    This is a great example of how a career at the AHA can be both rewarding and challenging. We hope you continue to grow and devleop while serving your community.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, worthwhile mission

    Cons

    long hours , poor planning and fast turn around time for projets