AARP
3.3 of 5 108 reviews
www.aarp.org Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

AARP Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.3 108 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

AARP CEO A. Barry Rand

A. Barry Rand

(61 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Internship Program

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AARP as an intern

ProsThe interns are very involved in the process and are included in meetings. Overall, great learning environment.

ConsI wish we were more encouraged to do an individual project of some sort or writing to submit as writing samples.

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Back to work

Retire (Current Employee)

I have been working at AARP

ProsExcellent source for information in regards of going back to work.

ConsWillp like to see more reviews of retires going back to work.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AARP

ProsThey have good retirement plan, benefits are decent. Good work life balance.
Great mission and people working there really care about their mission.

ConsThe IT environment is constantly changing and lacks clear, obtainable objectives.

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Great mission and culture

Research Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at AARP as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood pay. Collegial people. Very low stress. The work was interesting and important. The people I worked with seemed to have a wonderful sense of purpose in their work.

ConsWe had some technological issues throughout the summer. The main office is very involved in the operations of the state offices, so they thought they needed to have monitoring software on every computer.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring people who believe in the mission. It's worked so far.

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

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"Great mission serving the 50+ population".

IT Director (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at AARP full-time for more than 8 years

Pros"The mission of the organization is awesome and I agree with the premise that you need to re-direct all none core operational dollars to support the mission for the 50+ population."

Cons"A considerable amount of organizational change on a frequent basis and not a lot of job stability in non-core operational areas within the last 2 years."

Advice to Senior Management"Organization change needs to be better planned in terms of future restructuring efforts in order to minimize the impact to day-to-day operations of the association."

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

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Great for someone looking to come to work, get paid well, and go home without thinking of advancement.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AARP full-time

ProsGreat benefits, including pay, and generally good work/life balance, as well as nice people

ConsLittle to no career opportunities, and not a group of people you could describe as driven

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Change the only constant

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at AARP full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat People, Vision and work life balance

ConsConstant change in IT and various other departments

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging, but rewarding experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at AARP full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWorking for Social Mission oriented organization has many rewards. Good compensation for a non profit, great people (for the most part).

ConsConstant shifting of priorities, lack of promotion/career path-ing. Some old school "more meetings the better" and "plan to plan to plan to act" mentalities.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more care in investing and nurturing talent, pick a path and stick to it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad, but not that great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AARP

ProsOkay pay for interns
 Decent benefits for full time

ConsWork is tedious
Unnecessary meetings

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Internship

Intern (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at AARP as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe staff makes a real effort to involve the interns on substantive projects. They definitely don't look down on the interns and try to keep the copy-making and other menial tasks to a minimum. It also pays well for an internship in a city with too many unpaid college positions. I even made some friends there!

ConsSometimes too many people asked me to work on their projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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