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Really good internship program

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Communications Intern
Current Employee - Communications Intern

I have been working at AARP as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Worked in the state office as a Communications intern, the work environment is very close-knit and you feel like you are really contributing. Excellent place to learn

Cons

You are paid a $15 a day stipend, which sometimes doesn't feel like enough for all of the hours you put in (a minimum of 20 hours a week)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put some more effort into the Internship program re: compensation and work hour committments

Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Mixed experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AARP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary levels are good, benefits are good, physical work environment is also quite good

    Cons

    There is little work-life balance (corporate talks about it, but line management does little to support it). The membership and volunteer base are not valued by this non-profit seniors membership organization. Additionally, there is little opportunity to increase awareness among staff of the different functions within the organization, which results in minimal corss divisional partnerships and cooperative efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the importance of both the member and volunteers in the association in multiple areas. These members/volunteers should be viewed as an asset to the organization -- not just something that must be dealt with. Also, develop and promote some sort of job cross training between divisions so that staff (a) gain new skills, (b) gain an awareness of how activities/decisions impact other parts of the organization. (c) incorporate new information and skills to their "home" position.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disgusted, disappointed, deceived, dysfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice looking headquarters offices near metro

    Cons

    SOME uncaring executive-level leaders who really don't know what they are doing all the time and treat subordinate talent as if they are expendable and worthless when it is inconvenient to be honest and fair. Dominated by silly, power crazed white women who create a high school cliche atmosphere which rejects all who are not silly white women. Completely clueless in some essential business functions - some of which don't even formally exist in the organization. Operates like 3 separate entities after several ridiculous failed attempts to realize some functional synergies and coordination. This defect and good old racism and politics makes AARP extremely dysfunctional and hypocritical when you consider what the organization is supposed to be about. I came there with a strong belief in the mission and admiration for the leadership. In less than a year, I became thoroughly disappointed and disgusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing by people in your organization during reorganizations. Stop lying - don't tell employees that they will not lose their jobs when you know they will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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