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American Heart Association Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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  1. "Extraordinary Impact at an Extraordinary Organization"

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

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

    Pros

    This is the vehicle to achieve your personal and professional goals while earning a great salary and making an extraordinary impact

    Cons

    The blurred line between personal and professional time - the need is great and the passion for the work doesn't turn off; not a terrible problem to have.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and support your market level staff to understand the needs of the market, make the right decisions and move the right work forward.

    American Heart Association Response

    Nov 28, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    We highly appreciate your feedback and your passion for the work you do. -
     The AHA Glassdoor Team


  2. "Innovative, collaborative, energizing work force"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Allowed to try new things, and you have a direct impact on shifting the culture of health in your community. These shifts are proven with measurable results from each program. They are providing a movement, not just an event.

    Cons

    It can be time consuming, so you have to build your own boundaries for a work life balance.

  3. "Almost 10 years and still loving every day"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Quality and Systems Improvement
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Quality and Systems Improvement
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance emphasized
    Flexibility
    Accountability/Responsibility/Autonomy
    Mission-focused
    Opportunities for education and development

    Cons

    Can be stuck in its ways
    Work still happens in silos


  4. "Learn and grow in a fast paced environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, professional development, great nonprofit pay, opportunity for bonus after meeting fiscal goals, exposure to executives in the community, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Intense, high expectations, can be stressful, competitive, extra hours worked, teams can feel segregated

    Advice to Management

    Integrate smaller teams in the larger teams, incorporate more positive reinforcement

    American Heart Association Response

    Nov 28, 2017 – Talent Acquisition & Engagement

    Thank you for submitting your feedback. We are glad to hear that you like the above-mentioned benefits. We will share your advice to management with the leadership team at the affiliate. - The AHA... More


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing and Communications
    Current Employee - Marketing and Communications
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, supportive environment, staff development, satisfactory pay

    Cons

    Extremely high goals and turnover in Development (fundraising); too much focus on fundraising; lack of staff to focus purely on volunteer development; too many "chiefs"

    Advice to Management

    More focus on mission and what we do in the community (we are moving in this direction). Look at top down structure and redefine - we need more "coach players" in order to get everything accomplished


  6. "Senior Director, Go Red For Women"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Development Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Development Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, always on the go, great mission, amazing volunteers

    Cons

    Awful leadership, and they do not listen to feedback from employees when it comes to management

    Advice to Management

    I think they need to do 360 reviews on each market's leadership.


  7. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Communications Director"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Director
    Current Employee - Communications Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, working from home, opportunity to travel, great mission, great volunteers, great communications and health strategies staff, adapts to change, looks to the future

    Cons

    Tension between departments (fundraising and health strategies). Salary - it's a nonprofit, so to be expected. Environment and culture totally dependent on current fundraising situation, and health strategies goals and wins don't matter as much. Very high fundraising turnover which wastes lot of time and relationships with volunteers, companies, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the fundraisers steamroll everyone and control the culture of the organization. Celebrate health strategies successes with more sincerity. Continue to look towards the future.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Data Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This Company doesn't deserve it

    Cons

    no manners no ethics doesn't know how to respect an individual


  10. "A lot to learn!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Strategies Coordinator
    Current Employee - Health Strategies Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    The AHA has a lot of resources and is great for those who are looking for a career that does good! The staff is extremely supportive and hardworking.

    Cons

    Wish there was more one on one engagement with community members but we are focused on more macro level change!


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