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"AHA is a so-so place to work"

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Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Invested money in keeping staff technologically current. Allowed for telecommuting. High level volunteers.

Cons

Rotating door for staff. Unreasonable fundraising expectations in a difficult economic climate. Lots of office politics.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. "Very few career opportunities, long hours, but friendly staff and senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, competitive pay for a non-profit

    Cons

    Long hours, management abuses administrative staff, and very little career growth


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    Former Employee - Corporate Development Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Development Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    I got to work with some amazing volunteers. The AHA has made some great advancements in the fight against heart disease.

    Cons

    No work/life balance for the development staff. NO training, but still expected to know how to do everything. You are pretty much on your own with this organization!! Keep staff around that are willing to spy on the other employees even when they do nothing for the office!! Very divided and toxic atmosphere. Turnover is ridiculous and when there is an open position everyone else is expected to do the work, but that doesn't count towards any of your personal goals so when your event rolls around and your numbers aren't where they need to be because you have spent months on an event other than your own- you will be fired!!

    GAP meetings- where upper management drills you for several hours on where you are on your fund-raising goals. Completely counter-productive and a giant waste of time and donor dollars!! This happens once a month and they fly National Consultants in to drill you as well. That can't be cheap!!! You spend an entire day talking to them about people that they don't know and don't care to ever meet!!!

    Advice to Management

    Look at the strengths of the individuals- don't expect everyone to fit into your cookie-cutter mold! Maybe spend some time getting to know the supporters that are giving you thousands of dollars and MAYBE, just maybe, say thank you every once in a while!! Get you nose out of the spreadsheets and get involved in the community that is supporting you! When there is turnover, it takes years to rebuild that trust with the volunteers- take this into consideration when setting goals and don't make the volunteers feel like failures if they don't reach the ridiculous goals that someone, not sure who, has set for them!!

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