American Heart Association - Love the mission, love to advance the cause | Glassdoor
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"Love the mission, love to advance the cause"

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Current Employee - Repeat Vendor in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Repeat Vendor in Dallas, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great opportunities for meaningful work
Good people to work with and for
Team approach, values each person's contributions,
Once established, teams trust the expertise that vendors can bring to the organization.
As a vendor, I have a sense of partnership in the mission

Cons

Sometimes the "pecking order" is cumbersome
Follow-through with initiatives- well begun does not equal "done"

Advice to Management

The cohesive sense of mission is building better unity. Continue to develop an understanding for each team on how their part fits into the mission.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It did not offer all that I wanted it to offer."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at American Heart Association is because all of the tasks you are assigned will be extremely easy. The skill-set level you need to do any job there, you learn before high school during candy fundraisers.

    Cons

    The downsides are endless at American Heart Association. Pay is not nearly enough to live happily, even at advanced positions. The tasks are so easy you get bored within the first couple hours. The employees are all, or 99% women who don't practice what the association preaches.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest management actually challenges the employees to practice what they are preaching, as in eating healthy and exercising, so that when they go out fundraising they don't look like hypocrites.


  2. Helpful (19)

    "Great place at first, until you realize how toxic and exhausting it really is"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    AHA has a great benefits package (PTO, health insurance, fitness reimbursements, retirement account match).

    Cons

    HR boasts about flexible work hours, but I think this depends on your supervisors. I always felt pressured to work 11+ hour days, while my supervisors worked about 6. Public perception is that non-profits are easy-going and rewarding, but AHA is definitely not one of them.

    AHA is a very bureaucratic organization. Unless you're in the "in crowd" of managers, you're often left in the dark about projects, left scrambling at the last minute to complete a project unrealistically, and then blamed for any and all problems. With the exception of a few folks, most are stuck in the same position for years, with no leads on a promotion, which causes most employees to leave because they get so tired of feeling unappreciated, undervalued and underpaid. AHA truly does suck the life out of you. The main reason that most people stay there so long is because of the benefits package, and they feel like they can't leave.

    Advice to Management

    Need much better communication to employees. Help employees feel appreciated for a job well done. Make sure that projects and initiatives actually focus on the mission. Inexperienced supervisors that are not used to having people report to them, desperately need leadership training.

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