At American Heart Association, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 680 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.84. It was published on Sep 14, 2016. 23004 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked American Heart Association to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are the oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Dallas, Texas US Sites: 157
US Employees: 3,554 US Revenues: $786 million
Worldwide Revenues: $786 million Employees Worldwide: 5
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1924

The Heart of our Employees

Perks and Programs

We asked American Heart Association to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • AHA Holiday Break: In the spirit of the holiday season and to allow staff time to enjoy time with family and friends, AHA closes for the holidays. AHA also encourages employees to do their best to enjoy the holiday time free of email.
  • American Heart University: AHA supports training and development of all employees. AHA primarily drives this effort through an award winning corporate university, American Heart University (AHU). AHU offers professional development through hundreds of online and in person courses, including supervisory skills training, targeted at improving business competencies.
  • AHA Wellness Program: AHA practices what it preaches and promotes “It Is All About Me!” an employee wellness program. The program offers monetary incentives and paid time away for wellness activities.
  • Career Development Center: AHA's Career Center helps staff map out and navigate their AHA careers. Current staff receive an email every 3 weeks that highlight job opportunities across the organization, as well as guidance on how to apply for positions. Career Path Sessions are ongoing to facilitate dialogue and encourage AHA career growth.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: AHA provides flexible working environments, allowing employees to work flexible hours and locations, with significant technology and support for working on and off-site.
  • Best Doctors: As a free benefit to employees, they can reach out and speak to medical doctors regarding medical care and also get a second opinion.


4% 403(b) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees (30+ hours)
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (30+hours) 63% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 403(b)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Personal travel service
  • Personal concierge service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
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12 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks


60 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Job-protected paternity leave
$1,500 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)


  • Chief Diversity Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 7 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

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How to Get Hired

We asked American Heart Association for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We are seeking candidates who are not only a technical fit, but also have a strong passion for the AHA mission.  Recruiters and hiring managers listen for that passion in how they want to work for an organization where they feel they can give back in honor of a family member or friend who is/was afflicted by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates discuss how they connect with our mission through stories of family or friends who have been afflicted by cardiovascular disease and stroke or if they have volunteered with a non-profit, preferably with AHA.  Candidates also get our attention by demonstrating they’ve achieved high-level results through a collaborative and customer-focused process. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always seeking qualified fundraisers across the country.  These roles require at least two years of sales/business development experience as our fundraisers work very closely with our volunteers to obtain donations.  One interesting aspect we have found is that our recruits come from all sorts of degrees and industry experience.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

We always recommend going to our careers site at or joining our AHA Connection which brings prospective candidates into our talent community where they receive updates, newsletters and great interviewing tips.

hiring Outlook

640 Job openings forecast for coming year 11% Job Growth
22% New hires by employee referrals 638 New positions created
312 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
30 New graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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