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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  • AHA always speaks about work-life balance, but it needs to be across the board (in 56 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Company Goals Are Great/Leadership Needs Improvement"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is focused on the same goals in mind. Peers are great to work with and grow with at work. The knowledge you learn is awesome professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Continued development of senior leadership and mid level leadership is greatly needed. Depending on your department you have a lot of work and tons of meetings to attend. It is very hard to have a work life balance because you are always working from home to stay ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in making sure your leaders are developed and trained. Also that they are remaining fair in their strategic planning to all employees.


  2. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Location, Advancement opportunities, Office culture

    Cons

    Hours, Food Selection, Single Screen

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Content Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Web Content Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Many opportunities for career advancement and workplace promotion
    -Mandatory paid week off at Christmas-New Years
    -Great Benefits
    -Location is very convenient

    Cons

    The only complaint is that the coffee isn't free

    American Heart Association Response

    Sep 14, 2016 – HR

    Thanks for the positive review. If coffee is the only con, then how about I buy you a cup of coffee for a week! - Michael G


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Fundraising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Youth Market Director/Regional Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Youth Market Director/Regional Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The AHA has a great mission and the management is very focused and they make a concerted effort to be sure donor dollars are spent wisely . Staff and coworkers, in general, are really great people and believe strongly in the mission

    Cons

    There is not a good balance between work and home life. The hours can be very long. There is a great deal of pressure placed on fundraisers to meet goal so you will need to be a person who handles that type of stress well. The burn-out rate for nonprofit fundraisers is quite high.

    Advice to Management

    To decrease the burn-out rate I would like to see a much better work/life balance and a decrease in the pummeling an employee gets from the constant stress. I think you lose many really good people who love the mission but are driven out by the high stress level imposed on them.

    American Heart Association Response

    Sep 14, 2016 – HR

    Thank you for taking a moment to tell us about your work experience at the AHA. We really appreciate your five years of service and was sorry to see the word "former" in front of the word employee ... More


  6. "Invests in employee growth and satisfaction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Encourages employees to apply for jobs internally

    Cons

    current department is poorly run.

    American Heart Association Response

    Sep 14, 2016 – HR

    Thanks for taking a moment to write a review. We do encourage our employees to apply for opportunities after being in their role at least a year.26% of our hires last year were internal transfers ... More


  7. "Great Mission; work experience depends on department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    The AHA has a great mission and expects employees to act with integrity and, mostly, to maintain a work/life balance. They encourage diversity and personal development. There are a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    As with any organization, the quality of life for employees depends largely on the person that you work for. The pay is slightly below industry standard, but above normal non-profit salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Overall management is doing a good job. The executives need to be more personal and approachable. Don't broadcast Town Hall meetings from a studio; broadcast from the auditorium and actual meet with some of the people afterwards. Spend some time in each department.

    American Heart Association Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – The AHA Talent Acquisition and Employment Branding Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the AHA, it’s always great to hear from staff who have been here for many years and who are having an overall positive experience. Also ... More


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Great vision Poor leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance and benefits

    Cons

    Very political, low job moral, high turn over, no job security,

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring content experts for supervisory positions. Supervisors should have people skills.


  9. "Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, good opportunity for movement, nice people, great cause.

    Cons

    The focus on leadership development versus just management is sorely lacking.

    American Heart Association Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – The AHA Talent Acquisition and Employment Branding Team

    We appreciate your review and and we agree, we do have nice people and a great cause! We also agree that great leadership is essential and to that end we are launching a Growing Leaders development ... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Youth market director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Youth Market Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Youth Market Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment with laptop and phone provided. Fexible schedule and great benefits.

    Cons

    Road warrior, wear and tear on your vehicle. High sales requirements based on child fundraising.

    Advice to Management

    Title 1 schools should not be overly pressured to perform.

    American Heart Association Response

    Jul 22, 2016 – HR

    Thank for taking the time to write up a review on Glassdoor. The American Heart Association is a great work environment but you are a road warrior so it is not for everyone!


  11. "PMO Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Organization. People who really care - about what they do and about their co-workers. This organization is top notch in the not-for-profit world.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get people's schedules to jive for setting meetings. People are very busy and at times, you catch them as they "drive by".

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great efforts and the great work you are doing for the American people! Perhaps more downstream sharing of vision.


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