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



This review is based on 954 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.27. It was published on Sep 13, 2017. 28957 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.

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, 75231 US Sites: 157
Major Locations: Austin, Texas, 78759; Richardson, Texas, 75081; Chicago, Illinois, 60604 US Employees: 3,501
US Revenues: $912.0 million Worldwide Revenues: $912.0 million
Employees Worldwide: 7 Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1924

Healthy Food Support

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.
  • Heart U: AHA supports training and development of all employees. AHA primarily drives this effort through an award winning corporate university, Heart U. Heart U offers professional development through hundreds of online, virtual and in person offerings from recognized and accredited thought leaders and institutions, focused on topics such as leadership and improving business competencies and expertise.
  • 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 : AHA's Career Portal helps staff map out and navigate their AHA careers. Staff also receive a newsletter every 2 weeks highlighting job opportunities across the organization, guidance on how to apply for positions as well as overall career coaching. 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.


75% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 30+ hours) 75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for 30+ hours)
63% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


12 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
8 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Job sharing
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness
  • Onsite Amenities (Personal Concierge Services Massage Therapy (varies by location) Discount Ticket Sales and Corporate Discounts for Products and Services Fitness Classes Banking Personal Travel Services Subsidized Public Transportation)


84 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 14 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
52 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
84 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*52 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$1,500 Adoption benefit84 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. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • 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


  • Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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

NYC Staff


Celebrating with AHA Staff

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 are able to demonstrate leadership competencies and have a passion for the AHA mission.  Recruiters and hiring managers listen for drive and passion in how they want to work for an organization where they feel they can give back to the community or in honor of a family member or friend. 

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 or joining our AHA Connection which brings prospective candidates into our talent community where they receive updates, newsletters and great interviewing tips.

hiring Outlook

836 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 3% Job Growth
58 Average applicants per opening 22% New hires by employee referrals
21% Openings filled by current employees 30 Recent graduates hired
18% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 7% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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