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"Like most places - there's lots of good and some bad to go around."

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Current Employee - Vice President
Current Employee - Vice President
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Advancement opportunities; ability to craft your own niche; pay is good relative to most non-profits; benefits (especially retirement) are very good; good mission

Cons

Lots of unrelenting pressure for fundraisers; management moves on too quickly to a new idea/project without giving older ones a chance to fully succeed; lack of trust between field staff and national center

Advice to Management

Don't try so hard to "act like a for-profit company" - we are a non-profit and that's what we excel at doing, plus that gives us the luxury of being able to take a longer-term viewpoint

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Terrible. Terrible, absolutely the worst place I have ever worked."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Improvement
    Former Employee - Quality Improvement
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost nothing. The benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. No employee appreciation or understanding. Very little respect for roles outside of sales. Extremely micro-managed and very high turn-over. Employee morale was very low.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing your employees and calling it team work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The AHA organization is structured for sales and fund raising goal achievement."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Funding Heart Research, Strong well managed organization

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment if that is what a prospective employee wants

    Advice to Management

    There are managers who treat their managees like children, showing no respect. Many of us were humiliated on weekly conference calls. However, that manager is still there and is successful getting results.

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