At American Heart Association, 80 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1444 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.63. It was published on Sep 10, 2018. 30071 Visitors

What Employees Say

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

What They Do

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

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been saving and improving lives as the nation’s largest voluntary organization fighting heart disease and stroke.    

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, 75231 US Sites: 142
Major Locations: Austin, Texas, 78759; Richardson, Texas, 75081; Chicago, Illinois, 60606 US Employees: 3,292
US Revenues: $912.0 million Worldwide Revenues: $912.0 million
Employees Worldwide: 8 Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1924

Out in the community

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 family and friends, the Association closes for the holidays. The Association also encourages employees to do their best to enjoy the holiday time free of email.
  • Heart U: The Association supports development of all employees through an award winning university. Heart U offers professional development through hundreds of online, virtual and in person offerings from recognized and accredited thought leaders and institutions. Heart U focuses on topics such as leadership and management, diversity, business acumen, and IT/Desktop applications. Heart U also offers customized learning programs, individual and team learning plans. We launched a book club with popular business books - one was recommended by our CEO. This year we will launch the Learning Challenge to reignite passion in our staff around development and promote our learning culture. Heart U meets staff where they are in their careers and has learning and development opportunities that come in all shapes and sizes and fit into busy schedules.
  • Employee Wellness Program: The Association offers "Rally!" to all employees. The program provides a variety of fun and educational resources related to well-being, related resources, as well as tools, and programs to help staff develop or maintain healthy lifestyles. The program includes monetary incentives and paid time off for achieving wellness goals/actions.
  • Career Development: The Association’s Careers site helps staff map out and navigate their AHA careers within the organization. Staff also receive a newsletter every two weeks highlighting internal job opportunities across the organization, guidance on how to apply for positions, as well as overall career coaching. We encourage career path dialogue and promote AHA association-wide career growth. Heart U also offers learning and development opportunities in the areas of career growth and development. Workday, our HR system, provides a way for staff to create a talent profile that is used during for talent reviews, creating talent pools and succession planning.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: The Association provides flexible working environments, allowing employees to work both flexible hours and locations. Significant technology and support is provided for those 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 get a second opinion.
  • Teladoc: 24/7 access to physicians and pediatricians via phone, web or app. Teladoc is available to all members enrolled in any of our medical plans and their immediate family members.
  • Working Advantage: Exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels, shopping partners and much more.
  • Discount Programs: Discounts are available on nationwide mobile carrier plans and devices; computer hardware and software; home and auto insurance as well as other retail goods.


75% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for full time employees) 75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Dependents of full time employees)
63% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


28 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 28 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
12 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Job sharing
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (50% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (At our National Center location we offer Fooda, convenient on-campus pop-up lunch program, a variety of local restaurants offering delicious and healthy options for staff to purchase (under $10).We offer free training to staff and their families in CPR, some locations also have on site workout equipment and offer chair massages at $1 per minute)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 10 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
47 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
25 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take$1,500 Adoption benefit
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.


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


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief Diversity Officer oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) 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

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Wear Red


Raising awareness- knitting red hats

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 not only CAN do the job but WANT to do the job.  At the American Heart Association we hire for the technical skills as well as for job and organizational fit, both of which are critical to employee satisfaction and retention.  Employees who fit our culture seek results, are focused on challenging goals, building powerful partnerships and are able to prioritize their time to be most effective.  

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 share stories about how they have contributed to the health and well-being of communities.  Candidates get our attention by demonstrating they’ve achieved high-level results through a collaborative and customer-focused perspective. 

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 sales/business development experience as our fundraisers work very closely with our volunteers and corporate sponsors.  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 to view job opportunities, learn about AHA Rewards & Benefits, check out #TheAHALife to hear stories directly from our employees about what it is like to work for us, and join our talent community to stay connected and to receive updates, newsletters and great interviewing tips.

hiring Outlook

1,200 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -6% Job Growth
86 Average applicants per opening 22% New hires by employee referrals
30% Openings filled by current employees 10 Recent graduates hired
16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 30% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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