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Horrible

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at AARP

Pros

Taking time off from the office

Cons

Everything is up in the air right now. No structure

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more qualified people

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great mission with really smart people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Pros

    The mission and the people.

    Cons

    Hard at times to move through the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on interdepartmental cooperation.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good people, good mission, but extremely difficult to get things done.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Pros

    Above-average benefits, good pay, very good location in DC. Many of the employees do care about the mission and are reasonable to work with. And the mission of the organization to serve others, especially those 50 years old and older.

    Cons

    The only thing keeping this organization afloat is the large membership and the lack of competition. There hasn't been a substantial contribution to society from this organization in decades. They celebrate little accomplishments and minimize the failures. It is incredibly difficult to get projects done or to get anything through Procurement. When they want to get rid of poor performers, they re-org and eliminate positions. It is very top-heavy, with probably a quarter (or more) of the staff either Managers, Directors or VPs. There are a ton of VPs, some having only one or two direct reports - hardly anyone left to actually do the work. Decisions are either done by consensus (please everyone) or by senior management who don't have enough information but think they know everything. Lots of turf-protection and lack of coordination between groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people accountable and give them the ability to do their job or fail. Take some risk - be responsible for driving change in society, not just protecting social security and Medicare. Stop micro-managing and hire some real VPs. Be creative and use all those resources to help those who really need it.

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