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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is often challenging (in 53 reviews)

  • Virtually no work/life balance whatsoever (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrific Mission, Terrible Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    AHA has a wonderful mission, and the work is rewarding. Pay and benefits are generous, even in comparison with for-profit companies.

    You'll meet some truly incredible people, too!

    Cons

    AHA has a wonderful mission, but the organization doesn’t seem to practice what it preaches. While your standard workweek is allegedly 37.5 hours, it’s nearly impossible to stick to that schedule given the amount of work and chronic under staffing.

    Promotions are seemingly determined by “who you know”, not by actual ability or aptitude. The end result is under-qualified, insecure supervisors who cannot tolerate dissension, or even simple questions.

    Upper-management seems oblivious to toxic environments, but in reality, they do not care.

    Advice to Management

    Consider listening to your front-line employees, and taking their concerns seriously.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Fundraising director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Great mission and great work

    Cons

    All about the money - no matter how hard you work


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Old world authoritarian management style, unhappy place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, and possible to work from home with variable schedule, although neither are allowed in the Science Operations area.

    Cons

    Top heavy, old world style organization. Teams have no say in their own work at least in the area of Science Operations. Needs new structure to become nimble.

    Advice to Management

    Use the knowledge of the people you hired and get rid of toxic Directors in SO.


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  5. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Orlando, FL

    I worked at American Heart Association (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive Environment, A good cause and a great experience.

    Cons

    No Pay
    A lot of mailing and cold calling


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Director, Corporate Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission and lots of research.

    Cons

    The most pressure to hit numbers of any non-profit I've worked for.


  7. "Starter gig"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Advocacy
    Former Employee - Director of Advocacy
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Too much attention to quantity and not work quality.

    Cons

    Amazing mission and policy priorities.
    A real opportunity to make a difference


  8. "Executive Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Supported work environment. Strong management team. Incredible mission.

    Cons

    Geography became challenging as covered territory expanded.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time to listen to local, "feet on the ground" team to enhance employee engagement and strategic planning, especially in rural areas.


  9. "Fundraising Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Upper management of the American Heart Association truly care for their employees.

    Cons

    None at this current point in time.

    American Heart Association Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. - The AHA Glassdoor Team


  10. "Director of Marketing and Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing and Communications in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing and Communications in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Good benefits, flexible work hours, good work/life balance, challenging and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be skilled in working with staff on career development.


  11. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work in keeping educational messages relevant to the times

    Cons

    Nothing stands out. There is great support from top levels of management down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things are they are. Everything flows nicely within the workplace



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