AARP
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www.aarp.org Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

AARP Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014

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AARP Intern Level III Interview

AARP Intern Level III
Harrisburg, PA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at AARP in October 2013.

Interview Details – Simple apply

Interview Question – Would you want to be in your client's shoes?   View Answer

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Vice President, Strategic Alliances Interview

Vice President, Strategic Alliances

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AARP in July 2012.

Interview Details – Very slow process. They want to be fast moving, but they aren't. It seems to me if you want to change corporate culture you would indeed emulate that during the process. Have to know someone to get the job - network is the only way in. The recruiter didn't even know about the COO telling them who to hire - seems to be a waste of time for everyone.

Interview Question – Why are you looking to work here?   Answer Question

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Executive Secretary Interview

Executive Secretary
Washington, DC

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at AARP.

Interview Details – At the time I was hired the interview went well and the process was seamless

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Policy Research Analyst Interview

Policy Research Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at AARP.

Interview Details – I was called for an interview not long after I applied for the position. The interview was over the phone with AARP's HR Director, and it was very straightforward with no surprises. It was actually a pleasant interview. They requested writing samples and I forwarded them along. Currently waiting to hear back about the next step.

Interview Question – I have followed up with the Director but have not heard anything from AARP since my interview last month.   Answer Question

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IT Position Interview

IT Position
Washington, DC

I applied online and interviewed at AARP.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with the recruiter that went very well and then I had one with the hiring manager that also went well. I then advanced to an in person interview with the hiring manager and a panel interview in DC. The panel interview was challenging but not because the questions were difficult, it was because for one hour you have 4 different people asking you totally unrelated questions. The only process the interview seemed to follow was that the questions were asked in a counter clockwise order. I never received any communication from anyone after I left the building. No one returned my phone call or email. I was really excited about this opportunity and company but now after being treated so poorly after the interview my only regret is going in the first place and trusting that a recruiter would be respectful. Everyone should be treated with common courtesy, even candidates. It has always been my policy to give feedback within three days whenever possible.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions but I did find that the panel members had a hard time relating to industries outside of their own professional experience and you have only a minute or two per question to try to help them understand or relate. I believe individual interviews would work better for the position I was being interviewed for.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AARP in May 2011.

Interview Details – The first round was just everything about your experiences. The second round was 2 case interviews with 2 business managers.
\The first case question was something like to estimate the market size of a potential product. The second one was to give some business/marketing advice to a product of AARP.

Interview Question – Estimate the market size of a potential product.   Answer Question

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Research Interview

Research
Washington, DC

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AARP in January 2009.

Interview Details – It was an interview for another job at AARP where I was already employed. AARP moves about as slowly as the gov. I had a screening interview with HR with your basic questions - why you want the job, why you want to make the move, reviewing your qualifications. Next an interview with the hiring manager who asked specifics about data analysis and wanted detailed responses proving that I could do advanced data analysis. Some behavioral interview questions like how do you deal with difficult people and give examples.

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State Director Interview

State Director

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at AARP in September 2011.

Interview Details – First interview was with HR via phone. Went well and 2nd interview was also phone which was a surprise.

Interview Question – Give an example of how you developed a group of diverse volunteers into a productive cohesive group that had a unified position.   Answer Question

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Communications Interview

Communications

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AARP in August 2011.

Interview Details – Everyone I encounter was very professional and quite nice. So much so that I was initially unsettled by it - probably because the people at my current job are the total opposite. A very good telephone interview and then a real face to face interview without the canned questions - we actually had a good conversation. I could tell my resume was studied and we discussed the realities of the position - the challenges and the expectations. The good impression that I had for the organization was improved with this meeting.

Interview Question – Do you have any questions?   Answer Question

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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AARP in April 2008.

Interview Details – Everyone was very nice. I meet with several marketing directors who were most concerned about my fit with the organization's culture. I got the impression that there was a lot of bureacratic infighting going on.

Interview Question – What are your negotiation skills?   View Answer

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