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Helpful (3)

Excellent place to work if you believe in the AARP mission

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Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

I have been working at AARP full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

People are smart, dedicated and progressive. Salaries are excellent for non-profit work. Working conditions are reasonable. Opportunities for advancement are better than at many other organizations. The organization has clout and uses it most of the time to improve life for older Americans.

Cons

Management and bureaucratic structure are--I believe--far too disorganized. A lot of time, money and talent is wasted because of regular re-organizations. Power struggles at the top of the organization take the edge off of what AARP might accomplish.

Advice to Management

Keep AARP's mission in mind at all times. Keep personal ambitions from creating power struggles that blunt the impact the organization could have.

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  1. Too slow or too fast

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Rockville, MD
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Rockville, MD

    I worked at AARP as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with flexible managers

    Cons

    Too much dependency on contractors because FTEs dont want


  2. Helpful (3)

    Year of hell

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent cafeteria; nice building; some nice colleagues; reasonable work hours; headquarters located in an interesting part of Washington; standard benefits

    Cons

    Hubris--at least on the part of my managers. Unreasonable job expectations. Lousy gym. Unfair review, both in terms of substance and process. Moody department head.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware that some in upper management are way over the top in their estimation of their own importance to the organization.


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