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"ehh, not sure if I love it or hate it"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than a year)

Pros

the mission and the difference the research makes. the volunteers, many dedicated folks who come back year after year and go over and beyond. AHU learning online system available to all employess

Cons

unqualified management. micromanage and seem like they have enough to bring in accounts vs checking people's calendars.

Advice to Management

ask employees what they can do better, versus micromanaging calendars for salary employee's who are in and out of field on a daily basis. it's ok to be real and admit you are way in over your head.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Senior Management, No Work/Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great volunteers. If you're position at the AHA revolves around volunteer management, you will meet some incredible and passionate people who volunteer for this organization.

    Cons

    Terrible Senior Management. Development Staff are bullied, harassed, and given unrealistic expectations by Senior Staff who work short hours from home and are unsupportive.
    Unfair treatment. Certain staff members are favored by senior management. Not given equal expectations.
    No work/life balance. The 37.5 hour work week is totally unrealistic. If you want to be semi-successful working at this organization be prepared for a 60+ hour work week.
    No idea where the money goes. There are no tangible impact ratios for donor dollars. If staff members don't know, how will they address their volunteers and the public?
    Very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Help your staff to be successful


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The Heart Association just wasn't a fit for me."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some terrific volunteers. Most full time employees have their hearts in the right place.

    Cons

    Management by consensus is not management. Upper-level and mid-level management have inflated titles and are overpaid for the value they provide. Management provides little to no leadership. The organization needs to realize there is a difference between a skill set and a warm body - filling a need because you have a warm body but not the correct skill set is a recipe for disaster and results in too many "home grown" solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to manage by consensus, earn your pay, and make a decision. Don't be afraid to make the wrong decision; too many times the lack of a decision in a timely manner resulted in more damage than making a wrong decision.

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