Consumer Electronics Association

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Nice internship

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Arlington, VA
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Arlington, VA

I worked at Consumer Electronics Association as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Nice opportunity to understand the industry and gain experience; Opportunity to participate later major industry event.

Cons

A great place to do intern

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glorified PR Firm That Fronts As A Tech Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crystal Hill, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crystal Hill, VA

    I worked at Consumer Electronics Association

    Pros

    -For the most part, people are enjoyable to be around, even though they know absolutely NOTHING about consumer electronics beyond the existence of iPhones and iPads.
    -There is an on-site gym, yoga, BMI measurements, and free food if the higher-ups haven't consumed the bulk of it during meets
    -Full-time benefits include transportation subsidies, internet subsidies, etc.
    -Metro accessible

    Cons

    -Workload is non-existent--you'll watch your co-workers sit on Facebook, CNN, ESPN, or Skype all day long
    -With a few exceptions, the company knows next to nothing about consumer electronic companies--and often can't pronounce the name of very prolific companies it partners with
    -Rampant vulgarity among middle management makes you wonder how a bulk of tech companies are represented by a bunch of hooligans
    -Since the VCR hearings of the 80s in which CEA had served as a consumer advocate, it has lost a great amount of its bite.
    -I'm not sure how this company is classified as a non-profit when it has membership fees, CES entrance fees,and fees for their other programs.
    -The company is just for managing CES--that's pretty much it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I had little interaction with management, but I do hope that CEA gets some much needed competition down the line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    CEA used to be great a great place to work. Washingtonian even said so!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Consumer Electronics Association

    Pros

    Really used to be a great company to work for. Excellent benefits in a stable work environment. All employees get to attend CES out in Las Vegas - a definite bonding experience. Commitment to their employees progress and development.

    Cons

    Definite pecking order and you are either "In" or "Out". If you are out you should plan on making your career elsewhere. High level of cattiness, backstabbing, and employees talking behind others backs. The Officers (VP's) are either extremely competent or extremely incompetent - lots of "passing the buck". Some departments are the "golden children" while others are the "red headed stepchildren".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to your roots of caring about your employees, working hard, and fighting on behalf of the industry and maybe one day you will return to your former glory.

    No opinion of CEO
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