AARP Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
140 Reviews
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140 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance was good and lots of good work could have potentially been done (in 14 reviews)

  • work life balance, growth opportunity and great benefits (in 10 reviews)


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

  • The membership and volunteer base are not valued by this non-profit seniors membership organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    constantly updating Seniors on varies changes in their community.

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

    I worked at AARP as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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 an 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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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Horsham, PA

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

    Pros

    Manny opportunities to advance within company.

    Cons

    Dealing with Medicare can be challenging there is a lot of information to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AARP full-time

    Pros

    opportunities for growth, young staff, annual bonuses, great benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Not glam, but interesting and challenging work that matters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Family environment the people are great.

    Cons

    The difference levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look a little deeper within the organization spending when looking to save money and less out-sourcing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    corporate reporting intern

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

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

    Pros

    the cafeteria is good and poeple there are nice and easy to get along with

    Cons

    not that motivative and the manage is not efficient as private companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold more activities to let people get together

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice company, happy working experience there. Hope to be able there in the future.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Was (Papua New Guinea)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Was (Papua New Guinea)

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

    Pros

    Nice company, happy working experience there. Hope to be able there in the future.

    Cons

    No real big cons. Is a little bit far away from where I live, but that is not the company's problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to be employed

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at AARP full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work; employee's and management are very nice. Quick to recognize and commend employees and their work.

    Cons

    I don't have any to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...organization is awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work if you believe in the AARP mission

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    People are smart, dedicated and progressive. Salaries are excellent for non-profit work. Working conditions are reasonable. Opportunities for advancement are better than at many other organizations. The organization has clout and uses it most of the time to improve life for older Americans.

    Cons

    Management and bureaucratic structure are--I believe--far too disorganized. A lot of time, money and talent is wasted because of regular re-organizations. Power struggles at the top of the organization take the edge off of what AARP might accomplish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep AARP's mission in mind at all times. Keep personal ambitions from creating power struggles that blunt the impact the organization could have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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