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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant of Special Events in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant of Special Events in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing cause
    Many opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Long nights and weekends from events
    Understaffed
    Limited feedback from management


  2. Helpful (2)

    "AHA not for profit"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not for profit organization with a great mission to help patients and consumers

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and organization in certain areas of the business

    Advice to Management

    Get more outside talent and perspectives based on the new innovations you are trying to achieve. Sr. Management tenure is far too long and lacks new perspectives and approaches

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good, but will require hard work"

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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

    Pros

    There are frequent opportunities for advancement and career growth, especially if you are open to a change in area of focus. The benefits are generous. People are very kind. The mission is important and gives purpose to the work. If you are a fundraiser, you can do well but the pressure is high. Great place to start your career or advance in early career.

    Cons

    Once you advance to management, the amount of time you are expected to work on an ongoing basis is ridiculous. Tremendous amounts of travel.The pay is non-profit, so far less than private sector. Primarily staffed by women, which also speaks to the lower pay scales. Undergoing reorganization of staffing model.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "American Heart Association"

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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

    good benefits and great cause. atmosphere in our office is great. love meeting survivors and so many people who share how AHA has helped them. love the mission

    Cons

    too many chiefs-goals are aggressive-too many consultants. we seem to keep doing the same things with the same results. very little leadership for new ideas. slow to embrace change. too hard to do business with for example 7 page contract for company to be involved with "Life is Why we give". lots of second guessing of everything keeps staff from trying new things

    Advice to Management

    reduce the number of meetings and the number of consultants. change the trend reports-they are not an accurate measurement of how things are going. involve development staff in goal setting and other key elements of their jobs so there is better understanding and buy in of goals. create better atmosphere of shared goals. seems like there is lots of finger pointing and second guessing. does not create positive environment for staff who are trying to make things happen


  5. Helpful (1)

    "team lacked vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    great benefits and mission

    Cons

    some leaders lack true leadership skills and vision, but continue to be promoted and rewarded.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Director Position"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good home/work balance, ability to work from home 1-2 x a week, flexible hours

    Cons

    Focus on money takes away from the mission, job training focuses on the organization as a whole and not the specific position, no clarity with where the funding is going, vague accomplishments at meetings, sponsors dictate many parts of the event, sponsors contradict the mission (Subway at HW's), took months before I could find what research is being funded.


  7. "Wonderful co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great hard working people, they take IT Security very seriously - almost to hindering the business

    Cons

    They encourage and expect working long hard hours and employee recognition doesn't exist, very little external training to build skill set

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more - like in the days of Cass Wheeler

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Client Representative"

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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

    Decent Hours and Good culture

    Cons

    Pay, Micromanagement, and no sick days given.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission, but looooong hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Great to be working for an organization doing so much good

    Cons

    Org talks about work-life balance but supervisors demands far exceed ability to balance. High time demands and unreachable fund-raising goals.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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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

    Pros

    Great mission & great benefits.. overall the development job is great and rewarding. They help coach you to greater opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance does not exsist.
    Put way too much work on one person. When you share concerns about office environment.. nothing changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns of your employees and do something about it.


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