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Direction unclear, managers often lack management skills

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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

There are many great employees here who do excellent work despite management.

Cons

managers who aren't proactive, don't contribute to professional development of their team, etc. numerous cost-cutting measures that negatively impact the quality of the workplace.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average. Lack of leadership hinders the organization to continue to be relevant in the future.

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP

    Pros

    Passionate colleagues and work-life balance

    Cons

    Inept, ego driven senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide leadership driven by empirical creativity and selflessness.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much wasted potential

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    Current Employee - Senior Solution Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Pros

    Great location and lots of sharp people within an amazing digital strategy group. In three years I gained a wealth of knowledge and grew my skill set just by working side by side with these folks. The social mission is admirable in an ideal world.

    Cons

    Most of the people I grew from were not in management. No mentorship. The management varies from team to team and there are some great leaders in the organization. In the same breath, most of the management team I encountered on a daily basis were power hungry and paranoid, unwilling to share critical information needed to help in decision making across groups - and even "making up" false data to share instead from time to time, if the false data served a purpose for said management. Reorganization is ongoing on some teams, so many teams never reach the "performing" or even "norming" stage of team cohesion. Group think is a HUGE issue in many departments, with blatent favoritism supported by management. Critical issues tend to get swept under the rug instead of dealt with and improved upon in a professional manner. Often times hostile behavior from favorites is rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be accountable and then teach accountability. Learn to manage as a leader with your team as a central focus as opposed to managing as a boss with your career advancement as the central focus and your team as "weapons" in your "battle" to reach the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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