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HUman Resources creates a fair environment with good benefits

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Current Employee - Media Sales  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Media Sales in New York, NY

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

Pros

AARP has very good benefits

Cons

A very highly politicized environment!!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Association seems to have lost its way

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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 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 ManagementAdvice

    Inspire more, lead more, cooperate more.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Running around doing nothing.

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

    I worked at AARP

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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