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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins
Jo Ann Jenkins
133 Ratings
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  • "Organizational mission is fragmented because decision making is made in silos(in 14 reviews)

  • "Not too many job openings, so hard to get a full time offer after the internship(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - Community Outreach Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AARP for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Work with an inspiring team on huge projects -Get leadership in smaller projects -Flexibility: The ability to make the internship what you want it to be

    Cons

    - Not for people who want to slack off - Heavy work load - Fast paced environment (a pro and a con)

    Advice to Management

    Continue working with interns! This was an experience that was immersive and career-altering for me.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Take the bad with the good"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AARP full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great mission, fair pay, huge investment in employees’ development

    Cons

    Work culture varies from department to department. No standardized teleworking policy, which creates tension. Toxic leadership creates an anxious workforce. Low promotion potential

    Advice to Management

    Cut the tie between employee survey and compensation perks

  3. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AARP full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    ownership, inclusive workplace, collaborative working environment

    Cons

    long commute for most people at work

  4. "A Collaborative culture, so be prepared"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AARP full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Important mission; we all hope to get older, and thankful that AARP is on the beat

    Cons

    Promotions opportunities are few; people stick around and few openings

  5. "App Developer, AI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at AARP part-time

    Pros

    Kitchen is provided, free food and drinks, Manager is very nice. Located in Champaign-Urbana which is good for students in UIUC to do part-time job

    Cons

    Not much problems for an intern/part-time

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Good company overall, department quality varies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AARP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Noble mission of helping older adults live their best lives. New building with cafeteria and fitness center. Most teams get to use 40 service hours per year. Decent healthcare and vacation package.

    Cons

    The benefits, salary, and quality of work vary drastically based on department, team, and supervisor. Some people do not get to use their 40 service hours, although it is cited in the benefits package. There is no standard telework policy across the company which creates tension. Some people are severely overworked while others have a great work/life balance. It truly depends on your individual supervisor. Advice to those...

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    Advice to Management

    Some employees love AARP and stay for literally decades, but that's not the norm anymore. Much like the company needs to start finding its footing with non-baby boomer customers, it needs to start adapting to its younger employees by offering more flexible schedules and benefits that they will like across the board.

  7. "Intern"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at AARP part-time

      Pros

      It is an amazing place to work

      Cons

      I have no cons for this job

    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AARP full-time

      Pros

      People care here. Great benefits, and decent pay.

      Cons

      Content can be a bit dry.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Organization that does great work and treats employees well"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at AARP full-time

      Pros

      Working for a great cause and with inspiring people.

      Cons

      I cannot think of any Cons from my experience

    • Helpful (1)

      "Excellent Benefits and Good Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AARP full-time

      Pros

      Excellent Benefits Decent Pay Flexible work locations/hours

      Cons

      This can be an uncomfortable atmosphere for conservatives

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