AARP: What's it like to work here?


Most hostile work environment ever.

Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in PR/communication at AARP in Washington.

What I dislike

Sexual harassment. Lack of support from management. Did I mention the sexual harassment? I know there is a local employment law firm that had an attorney whose entire job was AARP sexual harassment claims.

Company Culture

Extremely political. Sexual harassment is a core value - tolerated at all levels.
Lack of focused management and long-term employees who have burrowed into the political structure are kept even though they do little-to-no work of value to the organization.


Every man and woman for themselves.

Work-Life Balance

It's a 9-5 day but you stress about what someone thinks you didn't do even when you're not there.

Support from management

Zero - especially if you're a woman.

Freedom to work independently

Micromanagement is a company core value.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Ironically, their view of older colleagues isn't any different than any other company.

Environmental Friendliness

I went two whole weeks without talking to another living soul except at meetings.

Job Security

If you're there, you're never secure. Never think you are.

Company Image

People outside AARP think it is outdated and out of touch. They are not wrong.

Internal Communication

Inclusive / Diverse

Gender Equality

Office / Work Environment

Handicapped Accessibility

Workplace Safety

Overall compensation for your work

Career Development

Challenging Work