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Does great work, but was overworked

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at American Heart Association full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

You are helping save lives. There are many departments that allow work from home. There are very talented people working there, many of whom have been there for a long time. Depending on the role, it could be very satisfying. The interview process consists of very long interviews, so be prepared.

Cons

The hours! The workload was never ending and frankly unreasonable. There was no bonuses during my last 2 years due to the economy, and you are reviewed constantly (bi-annually, plus peer reviews, 360 reviews). The workload was due to never ending, understaffed projects.

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    Good mission but hard to stay inspired

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    Former Employee - Heart Walk Director
    Former Employee - Heart Walk Director

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will be quickly promoted and the pay is relatively competitive for a non-profit. This is a great job for someone early in their career that is looking to improve their title and able to live with mediocre pay (hey, it is still a non-profit). This is also the most corporate-style non-profit that I have worked with. If you like structure, this is a good option.

    Cons

    They will work you ragged so your passion for the mission dwindles. There is a lot of turn-over and the office culture can be a bit catty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work for with a great mission

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    Former Employee - Government Affairs Director
    Former Employee - Government Affairs Director

    I worked at American Heart Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Know you're making a lasting impact on those affected by heart disease and stroke. Other pros are the ability to work with passionate volunteers and partners.

    Cons

    The mission is driven from a national level so work in the communities does not always meet community needs. Also, it is not always clear what the metrics are you are working towards.

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    Allow more flexibility to meet community needs. Also, there is little career growth or opportunity from the field. When opportunities arise, it becomes very political in who moves up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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