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"Retention is a problem."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great mission to communicate to market

Cons

Work life balance is ridiculous to maintain

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees to prevent continued revolving door.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. Helpful (17)

    "Quite miserable."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life-saving mission and great volunteers/survivors who are compelled to do great work.

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility for staff in support positions. You will rarely be referred to by your name as "admin" is sufficient. If you have a manager who focuses on your professional development, you are in the minority. The mission is great but the Chicago office is a death trap. Turnover is a serious issue - in my 16 months at the organization, I saw over 20 staff members rotate in and out of the office. Don't expect any support or understanding from HR. Getting a week off at Christmas means that you do not get many other holidays off. Expect the rug to be pulled out from under you at any moment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage and value your employees - even the ones that don't raise money. Understand that a diverse workplace is not optional, especially in a city like Chicago. Your entire corporate development team should not resemble a sorority house at a college or university.


  2. "Loved the work, loved the flexibility, loved the cause."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time

    Pros

    Overall it was a very flexible and supportive environment. I was able to have a family, work full time, and adjust my in office schedule to meet my needs via work from home and flexible hours opportunities. Plus, at the end of the day I was completely passionate about the overall mission and goals of the company. I truly loved and enjoyed my job.

    Cons

    I worked very very long hours, had to travel frequently, and didn't feel the title or pay was commiserate with my job function and requirements.


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