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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

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

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    "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.


  2. "working at AHA"

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    Current Contractor - Human Resources Associate - Temp in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Human Resources Associate - Temp in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association as a contractor

    Pros

    Awesome work envirnment where employees are mostly supported, management also allows option of work from home, i have heard and seen working mothers being helped out and supported at AHA. Learning is encouraged and questions are welcomed.Some of HRs best practises are being followed at AHA with a strong inclination towards a customer service approach.

    Cons

    cannot think of any as yet


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