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AARP Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great mission, work life balance and feel good company (in 45 reviews)

  • A very professional environment with great benefits (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Decision making is sometimes slow (in 11 reviews)

  • There is little to no upward mobility (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    AARP fosters a productive work environment and encourages interns to engage in projects as if they were full-time employees

    Cons

    Bureaucratic organization, sometimes work can be repetitive


  2. "Receptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Receptionist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AARP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a wonderful organization to work with. They help mature individuals to return to the workforce. They try to employ you close to your residence for cost effectiveness.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments about the company.


  3. "It was fine."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Consultant in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AARP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great city, with very decent people but the job drains the life out of you from the very beginning of

    Cons

    The fact that from the first day on you are just a small replaceable gear in an ever growing machine of business

    Advice to Management

    Work hard. Play harder


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  5. "Fundraising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Administrator in Florissant, MO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AARP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They very professional and their our opportunities to get experience from a variety of companies.

    Cons

    It is a temp job for up to 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Keep the program going


  6. "Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Relations Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Media Relations Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AARP (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People believe in the mission of the organization; Management gives you the resources to do your work

    Cons

    Constant reorganization makes one wonder if all are on board for the overall vision of the organization.


  7. "Project Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AARP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At PPI, you'll have the opportunity to move to other departments within AARP which may lead to more exciting opportunities - I wouldn't know.

    Most staff are extremely friendly, though high turnover curtails camaraderie.

    Cons

    Several reorganizations have not yielded success commensurate with the effort invested in them.

    High turnover presents some opportunity for advancement, but has destroyed institutional knowledge.

    Many senior researchers are unmotivated.


  8. "Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AARP (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people.

    Cons

    No real career paths established to move up.


  9. "Great people and work life balance but very limited opportunity for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Financial Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AARP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with and the work life balance were great. You can telecommute most Fridays if there are no meetings. The benefits are also amazing and include a pension plan if you stay their 5+ years.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for growth and pay raises are poor. People are also bad at communicating what they want and there is office politics.


  10. "scsep program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there were no pros for me.

    Cons

    the way this program is run is for the benefit of aarp, not the senior.

    Advice to Management

    read the law regarding scsep


  11. "AARP National Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits including pension, tuition assistance, and caregiving leave.

    Cons

    Very similar to government--bureaucratic, slow, and manage-up culture.



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