American Heart Association - I have built a strong and fulfilling career with the AHA! | Glassdoor
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"I have built a strong and fulfilling career with the AHA!"

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Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

I have had a great experience and have been able to move up the ranks and build a strong career at the AHA. I have had years when i have not made my goal, and my manager helped me build a strong plan to overcome challenges and get to goal the next year. I love that I am constantly building new skills - from working with CEO's, to motivating volunteers and donors, to seeing the amazing research and systems change that we are doing. Every day is different and challenges me in a new way to keep my skills sharp and me interested!

Cons

If you do not know how to recruit, mobilize, and work with high level volunteers it is very difficult work. I would not recommend this organization for anyone that is not comfortable working through people (volunteers) to accomplish big goals. That is when you end up working 50+ hours a week and not meeting goals.

Advice to Management

Be transparent with the decisions you make so that employees at all levels understand why we do things in certain ways.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Doing good, but at what cost?"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    The mission. The volunteers who are truly passionate. Autonomy in the day to day of the job.

    Cons

    Large amounts of micromanaging. Only thing that matters to management is dollars and cents. The neediness and loss of public perception in relation to unreachable goals. Treat volunteers as employees and expecting too much from them.

    Advice to Management

    Live by the mission and recognize the value in other functions than money.


  2. "Not sure how to rate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and salary but not worth the stress

    Cons

    poor upper management - bad decisions

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