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"Great experience but lots of changes"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at American Heart Association full-time

Pros

Great salary, good benefits, great people

Cons

Lots of org changes, my position changed 3 times in 1 year

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    "AHA is a great place to work if you work at the affiliate level"

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    AHA provides great training and career opportunities. A place where you can have a long career with many different roles if you like.

    Cons

    As with any non-profit, you have your peaks and valleys of overtime. If you want a traditional 9-5 job, those positions are few within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with your vision. Value your employees by making work/life balance a priority across entire organization. Right now it really depends on affiliate or manager.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Worst Job Ever--Abusive Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay for a nonprofit
    Great "brand name" recognition

    Cons

    A lot of lip service is paid to the idea of work-life balance. In fact, it was mentioned specifically several times in my interviews, but it was a different story once hired on. Expect to be basically on-call 24/7. Phone calls, emails, texts at all hours, and if you don't respond within seconds or with the perfect reply, you will pay. They dump so much work on you that it could not be done in a 90-hour work week, much less a supposed 37.5 hour week.

    NO practical training. Tons of time-wasting, pointless online classes. Tons of unnecessary conference calls. Oh, and don't expect any help from the people in your office. They had to learn the hard way themselves and are certainly not willing to part with their hard-earned knowledge.

    Staff at my local office are extremely stuck-up and cliquish. Like working with a bunch of 8th grade girls.

    Consider yourself lucky if you work less than 60 hours a week. If they say occasional travel, that means most days of the week, from before dawn until way past dark. Step out of line and YOU WILL PAY. This is a SALES JOB and a sales job only, so don't get any starry-eyed ideas that you're changing the world. Mission counts for nothing in this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. Actually take the time to train employees on real job functions, not theories and arcane policies. You can't demand instant perfection when YOU didn't train and heaped on an unreasonable amount of work. Try to conceal your greed and tremendous egos, as it is off-putting and very evident to donors. Accept the fact that for some people "work life balance" is a real thing and a true priority; yes, even the same people who don't mind working extra hours for a special project-within reason! Squelch the snobbery. Put an end to the constant verbal and psychological abuse. Pretend you actually care about people with heart disease as more than just a way to boost your fundraising event totals.

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