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AARP Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.2 132 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

Jo Ann Jenkins

(7 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance philosophy in most, if not all departments (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people to work with that are all committed to making a difference for middle to low-income taxpayers (in 9 reviews)


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

  • Senior management can not be trusted either (in 5 reviews)

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    A truly HORRIBLE experience!!! If you are an older worker or person with disability BEWARE!!

    Analyst (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros-The VOLUNTEERS are the best thing about the association!!
    -Relatively good benefits.
    -USED TO HAVE a great mission.

    Cons-VERY WIDE divide between management & non-management;
    -promote non-discriminatory practices and older workers' rights, but ABUSE AND DISCRIMINATE against their own staff
    -advance UNQUALIFIED individuals into management positions
    -THROW AWAY experienced employees for newer, shinier, younger ones!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've lost your way. The organization used to be about service and promoting the welfare of older Americans -- it is now about the bottom line and hard work and loyalty mean nothing.

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

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    DO NOT WORK HERE

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Long Beach, CA

    ProsHours are early enough to miss traffic in the mornings and be home while it is still daylight out.

    Cons-They pay slave like wages
    -They scam billions of dollars with there non-profit BS and take from millions of seniors who are already in a tough spot
    -They only hire temps for most of the work in remission
    -If you have a question, good luck on any of the managers helping you
    -They have people who have been there for 3 months training new employees
    -Don't ask the question of why? because that will cause your termination
    -They don't give employee proper storage for there belongings yet they don't want employees to bring their belongings into work...this is a disadvantage to those who either ride their bikes into work or take public transportation and for those who drive vehicles, their belongings, like their purses, are subjugated to those people who are coming and going from the parking lot
    The employee turn around rate is close to 10+ employees being let go a week and 10+ new employee starting (tax credits much?)

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen someone is asking you why they need to reject something in AARPS computer programs, instead of giving that person attitude and tell them because as the only answer and acting like they are bothering you, maybe you should give them the correct answer so that they can understand how the system works and not make mistakes in the future.

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

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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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    Disappointing Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits are decent. Work life balance was fair. Compensation was good. Wonderful group of co-workers, hard working, decent people for the most part.

    ConsBeware your career. Uncertain future with many challenges. There will be much more outsourcing to come. Evaluations, reviews, and hiring practices are biased with many EEO issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot worth the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible IT Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, DC location is very convenient to Metro

    ConsHorrible IT management culture. I would classify the current leadership as amateurs. Lack of vision or insight as to how to run an organization. The entire IT department is run based upon reputation and not ability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to management except to just consider leaving for the sake of AARP and the members.

    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 place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNot glam, but interesting and challenging work that matters.

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

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    good work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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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    Look elsewhere for IT positions.

    Analyst (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsCompetitive pay and great benefits. HQ office is in great location for commute on Metro.

    ConsAll non-VP/Director IT jobs will be going to India or other outsourced companies. STAY AWAY.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop wasting money on ancient technology, start encouraging and leading employees, going to "the cloud" will not help you, don't hire people who can't pass a basic computer skills test, offer true career growth, STOP WITH THE ENDLESS POINTLESS AND RIDICULOUS MEETINGS!!!!!!

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

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