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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Corporate Events Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission side of the organization is great.

    Cons

    Income development is unorganized and dysfunctional.
    Senior leadership is more interested in short term gain over long term relationship building.
    Senior leaderships expectations of Executive Leadership and Board is a very heavy life and because of these expectations many bridges have been burned.
    No team work
    High turn over
    Departments work within silos and do not cross communicate

    Advice to Management

    Look at those offices and regions who have had a very high turn over (5 walk directors in 5 years, 4 gala directors in 5 years) something is wrong with this picture i.e. senior leadership.
    Give the field staff the tools they need to be successful.
    Realign organizational flow chart to open the doors of communication between departments, offices and affiliates.
    Standardize events through key consistencies and standard operational functions, so that all participants no matter the city have the same great experience.
    Saving lives is not a competition stop treating it like one.

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