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"Great Place to Work"

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Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Compelling mission. Working in the mission side is very rewarding and you see your work translated into impact. A lot of negative reviews I see are from development staff. Please don't let these discourage you. I know many development colleagues who are happy with their jobs.

Cons

Like all non-profits, too much work with too few staff.

Advice to Management

Look at where you are approving new positions. Sometimes there are other departments that need relief far more.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (6)

    "A cross between extremely political and extremely rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Product Development in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director Product Development in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely rewarding - you can and do make a difference in people's lives
    The research, the Guidelines and the training programs literally impact the difference between life and death. As an employee you have a part in that.

    Cons

    Extremely political. To the point where it is difficult to get things done if you are not the flavor of the month. Very entrenched "that's not the way we do it here" attitude, to the point where it has kept the organization in the dark regarding other issues and organization that are competitive for donation dollars. An overwhelmingly fear-based organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the nepotism and the cronyism. Hire and listen to younger employees. Listen to them, they are your new donation market..


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Perfect for stepping stone or sales professional. NOT suitable for fund raisers"

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    Former Employee - Director of Development in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Development in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will work with some of the hardest working people. A lot of the volunteers are fabulous and care deeply about the cause.

    Cons

    Unqualified people are promoted to supervisory positions. There's a lot of talk about identifying leadership potential but the bottom line is the bottom line. If a person is successful or lucky in increasing sponsorship or private donors, it doesn't matter if the person displays a nasty attitude, huge ego, Mean Girls persona or is inarticulate (I've had several bosses with all these traits). The AHA talks a good talk but executive leadership puts on the pressure and it's an "at all costs to hit goal" environment. There is also a lot of distrust. MANY meetings-staff, department and 1x1. There are also a myriad of daily and weekly reports. All of this is time consuming and you are tasked with finding the time to also do your job. When you voice your concern that it's too much, you will be patronizing told that it's simple to do, you just need to manage your schedule better. It's irrational the expectations managers place On their staff but heave help you if you push back. You'll be out on their radar as someone who can't manage time wisely and raw also lazy.

    Advice to Management

    I give up. Management is told over and over again to change its ways but to no avail. So just be honest with applicants and state that this a sales position that happens to be with a non priority. Be honest and applicants won't be disappointed.

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