Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 16, Midsize


Washington, D.C. [South Atlantic]
Credit: AARP ITS Strategy Integration & Talent Management

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this Washington-based advocacy organization for people aged 50 and over know their work is valued, thanks to regular open forums with leadership, informal lunches with the CIO, a peer recognition and rewards program, and team-building social activities. AARP has a robust company tuition assistance plan for all employees, and the IT department has its own formal professional development program through which employees receive a certain amount of money per person to defray the cost of taking part in training programs or attending conferences. A "Meeting-free Fridays" policy encourages thinking, planning and creativity.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,136

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 128

IT employee turnover in 2015: 14%

IT promotions in 2015: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $4,198

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 15

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 25

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 73%