National Restaurant Association Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
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  1. Great association!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Restaurant Association

    Pros

    The new locations is beautiful, the work is interesting and important, and the company culture is great.

    Cons

    At times, workload was not challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at National Restaurant Association full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty laid back but productive team

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more newer technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Restaurant Association full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are fantastic, work is never boring -- always lots of projects. Food is amazing -- snack program! Benefits are excellent and there is an openness to professional growth and job advancement.

    Cons

    Top down communication is poor -- they hate that its not good and are always working to improve things. A lot of silos here and for some people, their jobs become filled with bureaucratic hoops. Demand on staff time is excessive. If you don't like to manage a lot of balls and don't get a delightful pleasure in checking the box on a long list of to do's then you may not want to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs to be much more available to employees - not only in quarterly staff meetings, but walking the floor, taking small groups to lunch. Very hard to do however. Also, the demands on staff are endless, organization needs to invest in more hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great Company to Work For!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National Restaurant Association

    Pros

    Offer employees great benefits, great people to work with!

    Cons

    The company is working slowly towards adapting to new systems in the New Era.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to think outside the normal operation of how the company is usually ran.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place to work

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Restaurant Association as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, willing to listen to input and make changes as needed. Prompt payment and opportunity to contribute. Management encourages input.

    Cons

    Lots of moving parts, It seems like every project includes a large number of people. Sometimes the right people are not involved or have a minor role that causes problems down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication could be stream-lined and greater authority given to managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Assistant Proctor - Meh, it's okay

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    Current Contractor - Assistant Proctor
    Current Contractor - Assistant Proctor

    I have been working at National Restaurant Association as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Simple work, requires a high level of trust.

    Cons

    Dealing with people, all kinds. Infrequent consistency depending on region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Restaurant Association

    Pros

    good hours and benefits including vacation and health care costs

    Cons

    whole company not working together

  9. NRA in Chicago, IL

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    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at National Restaurant Association as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Casual not formal atmosphere.

    Cons

    Don't know about compensation, as I was a temp filling in for a medical leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I could see.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National Restaurant Association full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company for great mission and talented staff. It is the company with mostly new management and motivated management who look out for ways to contribute to the society and community as a whole.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Very satisfied!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National Restaurant Association full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very employer friendly, great co-workers, good benefits, the environment is fast-paced.

    Cons

    No real "down time" and favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more one-on-one sessions, be fair

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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