Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 4, Midsize


Washington, D.C. [South Atlantic]
Credit: AARP Information Technology Services 

Why you want to work there

Top 10 Rankings: No. 2 for benefits
Open communication is a priority for the Information Technology Services (ITS) department at AARP, the Washington-based advocacy organization for people aged 50 and over. Quarterly all-staff meetings, skip-level lunches and monthly pop-up videoconferences allow employees at all levels to have ongoing face time with the CIO. Professional development is supported via a tuition reimbursement program and funding for staffers to attend training and conferences. A new caregiving benefit enables eligible employees to request up to two workweeks of paid time off per calendar year to assist family members.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,237

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 129

IT employee turnover in 2016: 6%

IT promotions in 2016: 4%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $3,395

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: 78%