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Helpful (3)

The Association seems to have lost its way

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at AARP

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There are a lot of talented, dedicated employees here, and good resources. AARP is a well-known and mostly trusted brand.

Cons

Upper management is uninspiring and doesn't seem to know what it's doing. Huge resources are often committed to projects that never fulfill expectations. The much-touted One AARP is not happening internally; each big division seems to go its own way. And externally the AARP brand is still a multiplicity of identities, only a few of which really resonate with members.

Advice to Management

Inspire more, lead more, cooperate more.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Direction unclear, managers often lack management skills

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Running around doing nothing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package is comparable to other large organizations. Very metro accessible, Nice offices.

    Cons

    Managers do not seem to know anything about the jobs their staff's do. Raises and promotions are given out to people that are friends with management. The organization reorganizes every year as a way to legally cut staff without firing them. Most staff is required to reapply for their jobs every year during these reorganizations. Management is never cut, only non manager and blue collar workers. Everything is designed to protect upper management and most of the important work is not being done anymore in favor of tap dancing for insurance company ads on their products.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being paranoid if a person under you is doing good work. Promote people based on skill and experience rather than how often their managers eat lunch with them.

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