American Heart Association - You'll never BE enough, DO enough or FEEL good enough about your job! HORRIBLE culture and AWFUL working environment! | Glassdoor
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"You'll never BE enough, DO enough or FEEL good enough about your job! HORRIBLE culture and AWFUL working environment!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Executive Director
Current Employee - Executive Director
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Raising money to save lives is rewarding
Meeting survivors
Connecting with supportive members of the community

Cons

Zero work/life balance
HUGE egos running the organization
Angry/bitter managers who forget why the organization is raising money
Employees constantly berated for what they "could have done better"
Either bow down to management or lose your job, regardless of how well you're doing your job

Advice to Management

Appreciate the effort, dedication and commitment of staff
Quit coming down on staff for outcomes far out of their control
Exercise compassion and understanding
Understand that managing means mentoring, coaching and inspiring -- NOT threatening, instilling fear, putting people down and engaging in clique-like behavior
CHANGE THE CULTURE (if you have to say out loud daily that you want employees to "value people, collaborate purposefully and manage their time in a healthy way," then it's most likely NOT happening!)
Recognize that morale is LOW, turnover is HIGH and employees are NOT happy

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (9)

    "A very unhealthy place to work, mentally and emotionally"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every two weeks. Hands only CPR is great, and a needed training. That's about all for AHA.

    Cons

    Cons:
    This is like working in a sorority house. It absolutely is a mean girls club
    Management is terrible. They criticize you personally nothing is based on work performance.
    There is no recognition for a job well done
    There is plenty of critiscm and micro managing
    Goals are constantly changing, you'll never win
    Senior manager has no clue what's going on, not do they care
    The favortism in these offices is out of control

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect. Everyone deserves at least a little respect. Realize you are a manager, not friends with those employees you like and enemies with those you don't.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible work environment, micro-managing like I have never seen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Week off at the holidays
    Decent PTO

    Cons

    Limited work life balance
    Very top heavy, decisions must go through 3-4 levels
    Lack of creativity. Impossible to try something new
    Only concerned for internal timeline and processes rather than volunteer and customer relationships

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the realities of the current market

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