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Updated May 29, 2021

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3.5
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American Lung Association President & CEO Harold Wimmer  (no image)
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46 Ratings
Pros
  • "LOTS of paid time off and the policy not only supports but encourages a work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Flexible, and great people to work with(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I know that this is a non-profit but it is still no reason for you to be treated as though you do not deserve a livable wage(in 6 reviews)

  • "is a perfect example of a large nonprofit that talks/advertises a lot about health and social justice, but treats there(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great job

      May 25, 2021 - Public Health Specialist 
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      Pros

      The small office environment helped to know what was going on even if you didn't have direct involvement with that area. I worked on a grant so as long as my funder was happy things were good. The schedule was flexible.

      Cons

      The larger organization was going through leadership changes while I was there and communication wasn't always the best but honestly it was still better than most organization do.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A Career

      May 20, 2021 - Director in Hartford, CT
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      Pros

      A nationwide organization that is increasingly understanding the value of good employees by offering professional development opportunities, excellent benefits, 401k contributions and accommodating work place and schedules. Undertaking a shift towards understanding and respecting diversity, inclusion and equity issues and at the cutting edge of health research to promote lung health .

      Cons

      Limited opportunities for advancement, much of the work force salaries are supported by grants which can hinder job security.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      I loved working for the American Lung Association of the Northeast

      May 24, 2021 - Project Manager in Kennebunk, ME
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      Pros

      The New York State Grant Team and the Northeast Team are very good to work for.

      Cons

      Depending on your management it can become extremely stressful.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work life balance, low pay

      Jan 1, 2021 - Multi-market Administrative Assistant 
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      Pros

      Organization strives to be inclusive, diverse and equitable. LOTS of paid time off and the policy not only supports but encourages a work life balance. CEO is compassionate, empathetic, and always striving to be and do better for our organization and constituents.

      Cons

      Very low pay for an extremely broad set of responsibilities and very heavy workload. Lots of variance in the way offices and field staff operate which makes for a lot of confusion on who should be responsible for what. No clear path for advancement.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Cause-Driven Workplace

      Apr 6, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Passionate employees, great reputation nationwide

      Cons

      Not much opportunity for growth

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Diversity

      May 5, 2021 - Development Director in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Huge Advocacy team to help leverage partnerships

      Cons

      No internal CRM. Lack of Diversity

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      ALA Takes care of its employees

      Mar 10, 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      ALA Takes care of its employees

      Cons

      Still some rub between national and regional offices

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Mixed Review - Small Changes Could Make a Huge Difference

      Jun 23, 2020 - Development Manager 
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      Pros

      LOVE my chapter and people I directly work with. A lot of room for creativity. Due to lack of marketing and logistics support, you get to learn a lot, but at the same time does not allow as much time to steward constituents and build new relationships. CEO has done a great job of protecting staff jobs during COVID which is appreciated.

      Cons

      National staff doesn't offer a lot of support in terms of providing resources to chapters to implement signature events such as Climb. Ideas to help include sending emails on behalf of markets and having a centralized email campaign. There should be an operational plan and ongoing meetings on how to implement the place. Has seemed that the organization is scrambling to play catch up in responding to COVID and not great at being a leader in putting new information out. Talks of office reopens are interesting as many companies have committed to having employees work remotely through the remainder of 2020 that are not as mission oriented, especially as a supposed leader in the lung health space. Not great time off allowance - 10 days PTO in first year - supposedly the holiday schedule makes up for that, but those are not days you can select.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not Ideal

      Feb 10, 2021 - Development Coordinator in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Streamlined onboarding process and a nicely structured 30, 60, 90 day onboarding plan

      Cons

      the staff were not that friendly or welcoming; the entire office was completely silod and I felt like it was the development team vs. the program team instead of being one company team

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Deeply passionate leadership

      Jan 8, 2021 - Business Development Manager 
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      Pros

      Mission-driven and passionate leadership, generous benefits

      Cons

      Fundraising challenges when competing with local non-profits

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