AARP Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins
Jo Ann Jenkins
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Pros
  • Work-life balance was good and lots of good work could have potentially been done (in 17 reviews)

  • work life balance, growth opportunity and great benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Many in senior management level positions are woefully inexperienced (in 6 reviews)

  • Very slow decision-making timeframe (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Loved my experience with AARP. Great culture, learning opportunities, work/life balance, growth potential.

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Associate

    I worked at AARP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of learning opportunities through mentoring and tuition assistance, excellent work/life balance and benefits, great growth potential.

    Cons

    There really aren't many - maybe a bit of bureaucracy that makes some processes take a bit longer, but I can't blame them for that - they're a large organization. It happens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Very good internship experience with a lot of responsibility.

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    Current Employee - Intern II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern II in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Pros

    Great people. Room for growth. Flexible hours. Good management.

    Cons

    No a lot of training so there's a chance you might learn how to do something wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an official training process for all new highers no matter what level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. aarp state offices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AARP (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    close knit staff, some autonomy, great volunteers, terrific working conditions, excellent salaries and benefits

    Cons

    a little bureaucratic, state director has many administrative and managerial responsibilities which sometimes takes him/her from acting as spokesperson throughout the state,engaging in media opportunities, and working with coalitions..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Educational and informative...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at AARP part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Allows me to further my professional experiences and expound on them...my self worth is acknowledged by others...

    Cons

    Adapting to the different environment and cultures, that you do encounter from one "Host Agency", to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office cultures should be number one on the list, it can determine the strength and breaking point in any business...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. I've been working with AARP Foundation for over a year with various Host Agencies as a Customer Service Rep.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Homestead, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Homestead, FL

    I have been working at AARP

    Pros

    Personal growth through experience. Learn about policies with various organizations.

    Cons

    Only 18 hours a week and paid minimum wage. It's only a 4 year program in the life of the person, so if employers don't want to hire you then your left unemployed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Amazing work experience

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    Current Intern - Health Education in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Health Education in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great internship opportunity. Good Networking possibilities,and great references. Great pay for interns

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership and compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. The year I have been with AARP ( SCSEP) the program has been very rewarding.

    Current Employee - Clearical Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Clearical Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AARP part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It put older people back into the work field .

    Cons

    Learning we as older people still can get into the work force.

  9. constantly updating Seniors on varies changes in their community.

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    Former Intern - Clerical in New Orleans, LA
    Former Intern - Clerical in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at AARP as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only company that allow seniors a chance at working with a host agency.

    Cons

    Looking for work is the down size to the job. especially if you are a senior 60+.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have not been with the company for several years and need assistance you should be considered for employment. The waiting list may take several years and beyond to be called in for work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AARP

    Pros

    wonderful internship experience; amazing pay; great staff

    Cons

    very few, especially as this was an internship

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work, the employees are committed to the mission.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance philosophy in most, if not all departments. The company makes various types of training available and facilitates registration. In addition to being a pleasant work environment, the community service opportunities add to the value of AARP as a community entity. The cafeteria is also great to have.

    Cons

    The matrix management structure can be challenging to navigate when decisions are needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees engaged by sharing important information across various department equally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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