AARP Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins
Jo Ann Jenkins
26 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance is a real thing here (in 17 reviews)

  • Competitive pay and great benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • There is never any bad news from senior management (in 6 reviews)

  • Group decision-making stalls/delays objectives - or random high-level decisions don't make sense but must be implemented anyway (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great Learning experience

    Former Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI

    I worked at AARP

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I learned a lot of new skills, went to business meetings, and was almost always treated like an equal employee.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Resource Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at AARP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good organization to work for

    Cons

    There are no cons for this organization

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Brand Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collaborative Marketing Lead in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Collaborative Marketing Lead in Asheville, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people.Great products and services which benefit people in our society.

    Cons

    Internal re-structuring would aid efficiencies across the organization.


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  5. Office Assistant (Youth Coop - Cooper City, Florida office)

    Current Employee - Office Clerk - Youth Coop in Cooper City, FL
    Current Employee - Office Clerk - Youth Coop in Cooper City, FL

    I have been working at AARP (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Contact with clients in English and Spanish in person and telephonically, directing calls to proper case worker, setting appointments and purging files and sorting data information in proper file order. Working as a team member when required and performing assigned duties with minimum supervision. Co-workers and superviisor very helpful in lending assistance when and where needed Since I have been working at Youth Coop, there has been little turn over in personnel.. Everyone I know of has been employed there for years.. The host agency is called Youth Coop.

    Cons

    For the length of time I have been working through AARP at Youth Coop,, an agency for finding employment for Cuban and Hatian refugees and persons with approved asylum in the United States, I am unable to state any negative aspects of the company at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing the right and proper procedures and employee orientated policies that you have been doing because this helps in retaining the same staff


  6. Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at AARP

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Overall awesome experience! Everybody was extremely nice and were very knowledgeable. Great place to do an internship!

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Associate

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  8. Very good internship experience with a lot of responsibility.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern II in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. aarp state offices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AARP (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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..


  10. Educational and informative...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Homestead, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Homestead, FL

    I have been working at AARP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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