AARP
3.3 of 5 128 reviews
www.aarp.org Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

AARP Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.3 127 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

Jo Ann Jenkins

(5 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosatmosphere, atmosphere, location, nice building

    Consatmosphere, upper management, lack of promotion/career paths, favoritism

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote from within

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    Huge gap between management and staff

    Public Affairs Officer (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGenerally good pay and benefits.

    ConsThere was a huge gap between management and the work force, with rules about who you could contact at what level. It was like a whistle blew at 5 pm, and staff stopped in the middle of whatever they were doing and headed for the door. It's the only job I've had where I got bored because there was not enough to do, and you were discouraged from going above and beyond the call.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to break down the bureaucracy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of Meetings

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice people and benefits. Good cause in helping persons 50+ Nice building and cafeteria

    ConsLots of meetings without a lot getting done. Very slow decision-making timeframe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good non-profit company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, business casual attire and 48 hours paid volunteer work per year.

    ConsManagement is unprofessional, rude, condones favoritism and unfair in their expectations of their employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat others the way you would like to be treated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great pay for a nonprofit
    -Onsite cafeteria
    -Opportunities to move around internally
    -Benefits, including tuition reimbursement
    -The people really are extremely nice

    Cons-At times, it seems like every project is a moving target
    -Top heavy
    -Management really needs to focus on cultivating young talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to listening to fresh ideas that may not come from the executive team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Strategy Evolving

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsAARP employs many smart and talented people and maintains a generally positive work environment. There is a good tradition of cross functional teamwork, employee recognition programs and fringe benefits.

    ConsThe IT environment is constantly changing and lacks clear, obtainable objectives. Large amounts of effort are often expended on avenues that do not yield benefits to the organization or its members. Frequent reorganizations and downsizing occur as a result.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage change more effectively.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too slow or too fast

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsGet to work with flexible managers

    ConsToo much dependency on contractors because FTEs dont want

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    In the 3 years I worked at AARP headquarters in Washington DC I produced over 300 interactives . It was very challenging

    Senior Interactive Designer (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsPlenty of work, great staff on The Bulletin.

    ConsNot much support from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really have no advice or at least nothing they would listen to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a challenge.

    Food Service Worker (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsIt gives you a chance to brush up on and to be retrain in the field that you are in.

    ConsThere are no type of benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo, I have no feedback to this question.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Temp Data Entry Clerk. I was not employed by AARP but I worked there through an agency.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lakewood, CA

    ProsIt's great if you like really easy work that is repetitive.
    Time went by fast.
    Employee appreciation lunches
    Morning work so you have the rest of the day to yourself

    ConsTemp position so don't get comfortable. People drop like flies when work gets low. Also, hours varied a lot depending on work load available.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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