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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is better than most (in 43 reviews)

  • AHA also has great benefits that motivates you to become a healthier you (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes a work/life balance is hard (in 63 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, micro-managed, (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "AHA Training Center Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping educate the public to prepare for an emergency

    Cons

    Working through a non profit that is more sales driven then supporting the success of the mission to help increase survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.

    Advice to Management

    This is an organization that should be more transparent. They use scare tactics and bully their training partners who do all the work that they profit from with the mandatory sales of over priced materials


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fundraising efforts.

    Cons

    Atrocious management. Incompetent higher level management. Too many meetings and not enough work. Company morale was very low. Worked there 5 months and 7 people under 1 department left in that time span.

  3. Helpful (25)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office closes for Christmas. Meeting people in the community. Learning CPR.

    Cons

    RUN RUN RUN! If you are considering another offer please do yourself a huge favor and take your career elsewhere. I've never seen an organization fun so dysfunctionally. You are over worked, severely underpaid, and they promote "work life balance" which is utter hog wash! Senior leadership really has no clue and the organization as a whole is completely out of touch. The longer I'm here the more I see it's nothing more than a glorified sales company. As soon as I can find another opportunity I wiill be running so fast, smoke will be coming from my feet!

    Advice to Management

    Get real leadership! Your "leaders" may have a great educational background, but without people skills you have nothing. I've witnessed "leaders" belittle staff in front of others and make people feel like scum. By far the poorest run organization I've ever seen.


  4. Helpful (14)

    "Youth Market Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission. You meet some wonderful, truly dedicated people.

    Cons

    No accommodation for new thinking. Instead more boxes were created which decreased productivity and left little time or space for any real collaboration. Competing with other non-profits where the mission is truly "finding cures", whereas, "prevention" was the more appropriate message in our markets. Pulling heart strings in this manner felt very exploitative and very inconsistent. Too much money spent on producing materials that were actually provided by the very health leaders we were supposed to serve. You were a Territory Sales Rep with no product to sell but with a large quota.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs other business experiences to truly understand how to manage and why. Listen to your employees. With such a high turnover rate being attributed to the same factors, hard to understand why more focus isn't placed on making the necessary changes. There is a high cost associated with high turnover, and your donors are directly paying for this.


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Burn and turn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good stepping stone for fundraising professionals.

    Cons

    Terrible management and leadership in southwest affiliate.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and stop micromanaging. Don't treat donors like employees.


  6. Helpful (17)

    "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Covered parking, paid Christmas break.

    Cons

    If you HAVE to have a job and this is your only option, go for it. If you have other options, run, don't walk to the other company.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Management"

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule.
    Educating the community

    Cons

    More visionary leaders needed
    Organize departments with effective leaders

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you have the experience or knowledge to do the job. AHA put individuals in leadership roles that have absolutely NO business leading anything. Put real leaders in management positions

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some amazing people and the mission is very important

    Cons

    All of the other reviews are correct when it comes to goal-they are impossible. Goals are set without input from employees or regard to what is attainable. Staff is just given a number and expected to make it happen with no support from management.


  9. Helpful (17)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The mission of the organization, the dedication of the field staff, benefits are excellent, decent salary for a non profit.

    Cons

    Upper management at the national level is absolutely tone deaf. They preach work/life balance, yet most field staff work at least 60 hours a week. Leadership team not in touch with the daily challenges the field staff face....very reluctant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Look inward, employee dissatisfaction and constant turnover indicate issues at the executive level.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Youth Market Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    It was great working with schools and students. The customer base was great and very supportive. Amazing group of volunteers.

    Cons

    The management micro managed the youth market directors. There was not enough practical training and I was not sure what we were really raising money for,the American Heart Association is just another big corporation.


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