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www.aarp.org
Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1958
Nonprofit Organization
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Turn 50 and the doors of the AARP will open for you, as they have for 40 million current members. On behalf of its members, the not-for-profit AARP acts as an advocate on public policy issues such as health care and financial security, publishes information (the monthly ... Read more

AARP Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!

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AARP Interviews

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    Business Optimization Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AARP (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for AARP; Why do you want to go into consulting; How would the skills that you obtained from your past internship at --- help you in this position?   Answer Question
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AARP Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2009

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