American Heart Association - Poorly run organization; Lack of Leadership and Lack of Trust -- Don't Do It!!! | Glassdoor
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"Poorly run organization; Lack of Leadership and Lack of Trust -- Don't Do It!!!"

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Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Fundraising Director in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Organization closes during week of Christmas, good benefits.

Cons

Employees don't trust leadership and managers and from what I saw, it was for good reason. The organization has very few programs that it manages -- donations are primarily for education and their impact is impossible to measure. Donors would be better off supporting the hospitals in their communities. They can't point to lives they are directly impacting and their model is outdated. Organization does not understand fundraising and therefore fundraising staff "disappear" constantly.

Other Employee Reviews for American Heart Association

  1. "Good and Bad, but overall ok"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    worthwhile cause and great feeling of doing good

    Cons

    work life balance is difficult

    Advice to Management

    be grateful for employees and what they do


  2. 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.

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