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On average, employees at American Heart Association give their company a 3.6 rating out of 5.0 - which is 5% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest American Heart Association employees are Administrative Assistants submitting an average rating of 4.5 and Interns with a rating of 4.0.

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3.6
Average Rating
(based on 46 American Heart Association Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.6
Way You Work
3.6
Work Setting
3.9
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American Heart Association Employee
in Corpus Christi, TX

"Run!! If you value your reputation and the health, the AHA is not for you!!!! I have never worked for such a poorly ran organization in my life. Micromanagement at its finest. If you like being set up for failure and enjoy working in a hostile environment then this is for you."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
American Heart Association Employee
in Dallas, TX

"Communications is not valued here, and leaders do not know the distinction between marketing and communications. The only thing valued is getting grants and funding. Some grants are duplicative, with departments rarely coordinating with each other on the same initiative!"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.6
American Heart Association (78)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is World Bank (24)
1.6 Lowest Rated in this Industry is National Safety Council (22)
3.5 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,832)
American Heart Association Employee
in Austin, TX

"Bad place to work. Micromanaged to an obscene degree, no original thought, new ideas shot down, out of control egos all over the place."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Intern
in Los Angeles, CA

"With my internships, I am gaining good knowledge of the marketing field."

What do you like about working at American Heart Association?

"Learning about the tech business and improving in this particular field. Gain experience in this field in a great company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you have great attention to detail and just be yourself."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have a lot of suggestions in how people go about their business. However, a company should be able to adapt and provide a good working environment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average American Heart Association Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $3
2012 $3
Western States Affiliate
in Burlingame, CA

"Tremendous career there. Worked hard. Learned a lot!"

What do you like about working at American Heart Association?

"Great mission. Great people. Great work. Plenty of opportunity to grow."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to demonstrate actual accomplishment in your interview; platitudes and cliches won't cut it; you'll have to describe what you really did in previous positions, and you can't BS your way through the interview process."

What don't you like about working at American Heart Association?

"The pressure to perform could be relentless at times; your value today did not take into account your past accomplishment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"No real suggestions. My time there was years ago, and the current leadership seems to have it pretty much together (near as I can tell)."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Director of Sales
in Philadelphia, PA

"DO NOT WORK HERE. It's just a place to get a paycheck."

What do you like about working at American Heart Association?

"I spent the majority of my time in my own car driving around setting my own schedule."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Run, get out of there! It's a trap! Don't waste your time!"

What don't you like about working at American Heart Association?

"ULTRA micromanaged. Conflicting missions in each department, SUPER POLITICAL BS enviornment."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Director
in Marietta, GA

What do you like about working at American Heart Association?

"You can't beat Mission and being able to thread a true cause into your sales, fundraising, program delivery, etc. Above all, community, corporate, healthcare, and volunteer clients - when they get it and you've provided the win-win solution - that is the best."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be sharp, do your homework, have your career highlights memorized. Top Grading is the paradigm most often used."

What don't you like about working at American Heart Association?

"The culture is fractured, conflicting with itself. Fundraising is a harsh business here, excellence or fail (and be replaced). Same time, the balance is never achieved between the fundraising and the mission delivery. Across the organization, you're just dependent on which boss you get, not a consistency of leadership anywhere."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It is too vast for anyone but the most gifted, stupendous leader. The CEO would have to completely peel the place and build a completely new, integrated, compelling culture. It would be worth it, but it would take her three years and someone else would have to run the rest of the business. More short-sighted. Don't pat yourself on the back for being so good at eliminating people now."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Graphic Design Intern
in Marietta, GA

What do you like about working at American Heart Association?

"I liked the experience I received, it was good for my first internship."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you don't mind it being an unpaid position its worth adding to your resume."

What don't you like about working at American Heart Association?

"I was disappointed it could only be an internship. I want to be a part of a team."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None, they are wonderful I learned a lot from them."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Community Relations
in Wallingford, CT
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Communications Consultant
in Portland, OR

"The work of the American Heart Association is essential to the wellness of all Americans."

Person You Work For 4.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.6 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Youth Market Director
in Richmond, VA
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Field Representative
Person You Work For 4.4 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Data Services Specialist
in Dallas, TX
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.4 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 2.6 / 5
Service Technician
in Dallas, TX
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
CPR Instructor
in Dallas, TX
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.1 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
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