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AARP Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Most offices have normal hours so work-life balance is pretty good (in 47 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Decision making is sometimes slow (in 12 reviews)

  • If you're a young contractor/intern, it can be difficult to become a full time employee (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Project Specialist"

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    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.


  2. "Advisor"

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    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.

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

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    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.


  4. "scsep program"

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    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


  5. "AARP National Office"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great member services company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AARP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, good compensation, strong benefit package, engaging work. The company is very successful in spite of the policy constraints it must operate under as a non profit subsidiary.

    Cons

    The only negative criticism I have is around their teleworking policies. I would still be working there if they were more flexible with teleworking options.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more teleworking options. You will get better, happier, more productive people if they can work in a location that is best for them.


  7. "I like my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AARP part-time

    Pros

    low stress, nice people and good

    Cons

    very few as yet. looking goog

    Advice to Management

    ?????

  8. "Advisor"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong nation-wide nonprofit, employees truly care and work hard towards an important social mission

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a challenge for most employees. The association asks a lot of their FT employees, and many are stretched beyond capacity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AARP Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AARP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission focused work at large scale

    Cons

    getting decisions made in timely fashion

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to feedback on the ground.


  10. "Regional Organizer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great organization and get to interact with great members and volunteers.

    Cons

    Hard to balance work and personal life


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