I have been working at AARP full-time (More than 10 years)
A very professional environment with great benefits. A pension, 401K, among many other wonderful employee benefits. Very rare to I experience any hostility in my work environment, such as yelling, cursing, bullying. Additionally, in the downtown DC area, there are many decent things to do during lunch break! Salaries are competitive.
AARP, is very bureaucratic and takes a long time to make decisions, which decreases opportunities for innovation. They have a propensity for scope creep during IT projects. Frequent internal "reorganizations" resulting in confusion, chaos, and loss of intellectual resources. Lack of promoting within the organization
Advice to Management
Promote from within, and slow the pace of re-organization!
The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AARP (Washington, DC).
Applied online, had a preliminary interview phone call where I talked to the manager about my resume, and general desires to work at AARP and the position. Then I came in for an in-person interview. It was divided into three parts. First I met with the Business Optimization team, and discussed my fit for the position in more detail and my future professional ambitions. Second, I met with 2 managers, who explained to me the projects the team works on and their aims, and they wanted me to pinpoint my past experiences that empower me as a strong candidate. Last part was just meeting with two other heads to discuss any final concerns, etc. Overall, great experience - more like a discussion than being grilled.