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AARP experience report

  • 15.May 2019
  • Employee

Good social mission organization with resources to implement plans. Excellent total compensation/benefits package.

3.88

Support from management

My direct managers have generally been supportive. Like you would expect, it depends on your manager's style.

Teamwork

Sometimes collaboration can go too far and slow down the process... Sometimes we get in our own way. It can, at times, be challenging to work cross-team or enterprise.

Freedom to work independently

Mixed bag. Some things I can work independently, and others are managed closely and require approvals, even for seemingly simple items.

Office / Work Environment

Beautiful building with lovely amenities. Unfortunately, at the same time this was put into place, most workers below director level were placed into cubes (most had offices prior to the renovation).

Work-Life Balance

There are great policies in place to help with this! Two examples are "Back-up Care" and Caregiving Leave. Unfortunately, some of them (like telework) are dependent upon the group you work for and not all groups have the same standards.

Job Security

Better than my last employer but still, there is downsizing and re-organization.

Handicapped Accessibility

Seems to have everything needed, including most training is compliant.

Workplace Safety

Guards. Good safety and contingency team.

Challenging Work

I have been afforded the opportunity to learn many new things. There is some favoritism displayed in the assignment of cross-cutting projects,

What I like about the company

Social mission and everyone is on board with that!! Dedicated, smart people. Great benefits.

What I dislike about the company

Approval processes can be cumbersome. Lack of ability to telework more often.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    AARP
  • City
    Washington, D.C.
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered