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Reviews for AARP

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.15
Support from management
4.07
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.99
Internal Communication
3.88
Office / Work Environment
4.11
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.12
Challenging Work
4.03
Inclusive / Diverse
4.05

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.15
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.33
Career Development
3.74
Overall compensation for your work
3.85
Company Image
4.05
Job Security
3.73
Handicapped Accessibility
4.20
Workplace Safety
4.35
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 51 of 89 reviews Parking in 43 of 89 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 38 of 89 reviews Stock or equity options in 6 of 89 reviews 401(k) in 34 of 89 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 4 of 89 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 4 of 89 reviews Ability to work remotely in 26 of 89 reviews Desirable office location in 32 of 89 reviews Tuition assistance in 30 of 89 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 20 of 89 reviews 401(k) Match in 30 of 89 reviews Flexible spending account in 22 of 89 reviews Paid time off in 36 of 89 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 38 of 89 reviews Relocation allowance in 8 of 89 reviews Life insurance in 32 of 89 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 33 of 89 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 14 of 89 reviews Health and wellness programs in 39 of 89 reviews Employee discounts in 34 of 89 reviews Vehicle allowance in 14 of 89 reviews Employee events in 38 of 89 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 4 of 89 reviews Fitness center on site in 26 of 89 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 22 of 89 reviews
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Company Culture

Not at all positive, tooo much politics

Support from management

Yes weekly meetings

Teamwork

Yes we all mostly got along

Freedom to work independently

Micromanaged a lot

Internal Communication

Rude

Gender Equality

Very respectful

Attitude towards older colleagues

Very respectful

Career Development

There was ample room for growth if they liked you

Overall compensation for your work

Paid very well

Office / Work Environment

everything was comfortable for an office like setting

Environmental Friendliness

did not recycle

Work-Life Balance

They did give out a lot of PTO and sick time

Company Image

It was ok

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes very great

Workplace Safety

Had extensive training

Challenging Work

We didn't get enough support or recognition

Inclusive / Diverse

Very respectful

Suggestions for improvement

  • Definitely the management environment. Everything else was great.

What I like about the company

They had a lot of activities to make sure we all knew each other from different shifts. Donuts or bagels every Friday. And gave us a ton of paid time off to have balance with work and our day to day lie. They offered a lot of great benefits as well.

What I dislike about the company

The managers did not listen to the needs of the people working under them, only a few. Also they could be rude when it should be approached differently to peoples needs and values.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    AARP
  • City
    Washington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
What is the company culture like at AARP? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!

Company Culture

Team players

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would not make any improvements just maybe more pay

What I like about the company

I have been with the company for about 12 years great company

What I dislike about the company

There is not a place in the company I dislike

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    AARP
  • City
    Washington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 22.May 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Collaborative and Innovative

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) 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 Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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

Company Culture

Strong leadership at the top promoting the vision of our future work while maintaining accountability for current work. Promotes the idea of "failing forward". Okay to fail in your search for success.

Support from management

Management is quite open and responsive to staff requests and is good in explaining the rational for decision making and is available to offer advice.

Teamwork

Strong throughout the organization both within departments and across departments.

Freedom to work independently

Tools and training are provided to allow staff to work in a less supervised atmosphere.

Internal Communication

Very good within departments and goal setting to align work with company goal, but sometimes you have to wait for all staff functions to find out what other departments are doing.

Gender Equality

Another strong positive for AARP.

Attitude towards older colleagues

AARP walks their talk and hires at all ages. The attitude, is if you can do the job, you can do the job regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity.

Career Development

Employees are encouraged by their managers to attend conferences or other networking events, and are provided lots of training/learning opportunities from in house courses, to tuition reimbursement.

Overall compensation for your work

For a not for profit company, the pay is pretty good. There are very good benefits though that are not consistently offered by other companies. Paid time off for family care and also for community service are two of them.

Office / Work Environment

The offices are nice. There used to be more flexibility in working remotely than there is currently for some. However, managers try to be as accommodating as possible from my experience.

Environmental Friendliness

We do generate a lot of paper material, but are moving as much as we can to digital in order to reach out to our members and staff.

Work-Life Balance

Had been better in the past. They try, but have left much of the job of "work life balance" of staff to the individual managers rather than at corporate level policies which has lead to some inconsistency in application. Does have a great 4 week paid time off called "Renewal" for those who successfully compete 7 years of work at AARP.

Company Image

Top notch organization. Does good for millions whether through assisting in medical research or forming/protecting social policy that serves as a safety net for all. Proud to work here.

Job Security

While job security at any company is never guaranteed, AARP does try to offer staff many professional growth training opportunities to allow the staff a chance to grow with the company. Good work is often rewarded.

Workplace Safety

Building security has been improved and managers/HR does a good job of trying to administering policies for good workplace safety.

Challenging Work

While many of AARP's social mission goals are long term, the work that is needed to achieve them typically provides for a challenging work experience. AARP encourage staff to challenge themselves and be innovative in the work they do.

Inclusive / Diverse

Currently very diverse and increasing diversity all the time. Support and inclusion of employees is extremely good.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location 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 Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    AARP
  • City
    Washington
  • 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 Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 08.May 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • create career paths for top performers

What I like about the company

pension, work/life balance, new gym and cafeteria

What I dislike about the company

no room for growth, zero ability to work from home, benefits are tiered and you subsidize for lower paid employees.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
  • City
    Stuart
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 22.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I am satisfied with the way my company has been a stablished and runs the benefits for the retired Parsons and elderly also for the employees

What I like about the company

Helps and finds resources for the elderly

What I dislike about the company

Nothing, great company that supports the elderly retired persons

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely 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
    American association of retired persons
  • City
    Washington, D.C.
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

For the most part, culture is a very important aspect of the organization and leadership strives to hire individuals that meet the organizational culture.

Work-Life Balance

The company itself promotes work-life balance, but not all management promotes this.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would implement more flexibility across all departments without employees feeling any type of disapproval or tension from management.

What I like about the company

Most of the employees in the organization are a great fit within the culture and are great to work with. The push for personal growth from management, colleagues, etc. is very strong and employees are provided with multiple different methods to achieve growth. Seminars, on-site and off-site classes, tuition assistance, etc. The organization is very inclusive and does its best to get everyone involved in some type of team building or networking activity. After years of working here, it is not a place I see myself leaving any time soon. It is definitely an organization that a person could work at for decades and be happy at.

What I dislike about the company

There are some management personnel that are less flexible than others, despite the organization promoting a healthy work-life balance and flexibility when needed. It can create some tension and stress in different departments. There are also an abundance of meetings that I personally feel are not always necessary, especially with the amount of time they take. It takes away from work that needs to be completed.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    AARP
  • City
    Washington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 24.Mar 2019
  • Employee

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.

Support from management

Zero - especially if you're a woman.

Teamwork

Every man and woman for themselves.

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.

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.

Company Image

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

Job Security

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

What I dislike about the company

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
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    AARP
  • City
    Washington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    PR/communication

Company Culture

I felt very comfortable around my teammates and they were all friendly and we had a good time.

Teamwork

They did great on this, they encouraged me to open up to my coworkers!

Freedom to work independently

They do not monitor that much, so employees do have a chance to work independently.

Internal Communication

They communicated well, they tried their best atleast.

Work-Life Balance

They did make some pretty crazy shifts for us thugh, so they did not do well on this.,

Challenging Work

It wasn't very challenging, just filing away stuff and minor office job type stuff.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make sure that the employers are well-mannered people who care about their employees and treat them well. I would also continue to make sure that the work environment is safe and healthy/happy because I believe that's one of the main reasons why I

What I like about the company

The positive experiences I remember the best were my coworkers, they were always so nice and they treated me very well. We had a lot of fun together at work and we attended parties, clubs, and bars outside of work. Several of my coworkers are now my best

What I dislike about the company

I disapproved of the employers and most of the people above me in the hierarchy at my place of employment. They were quite snobbish and they seemed to find it pleasing to talk down on us. But I think that they could work around this by hiring people who t

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    aarp
  • City
    Pittsfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered