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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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    Great organization, industry, work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Consumer Electronics Association full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits including $25 ki to buy home and wellness program boot camp, flextime, tlework. CES is run ethically and competently. Lots of employee moral gatherings and team work. Can be creative and try new ideas. Anyone can talk to anyone.

    Cons

    no nearby lunch places. Must excell to be promoted. They do let people go if there is not a fit. Mistakes are okay if disclosed but incompetence is not tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hesitate to let weak people go even if they are nice. Can cut back on summer camp atmosphere. Keep sharing the vision about changing the world!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Glorified PR Firm That Fronts As A Tech Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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