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Consumer Technology Association Overview

Arlington, VA
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Membership Organizations
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others ... Read more

Mission: CTA's mission is to grow the consumer technology industry.

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    Here are just a few of the amazing benefits CTA offers its employees.
    Summer Fridays
    35 hour work week
    6% – 10% 401K contribution
    $25,000 forgivable home loans
    On-site gym with trainer lead classes

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    CTA's employee benefits are aimed at supporting a manageable work-life balance.

  • Everyone is very excited to be heading to #CES2018. Whether it is your first time or your 20th, it is always innovative and exciting. Hope to see you there.


    CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

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Consumer Technology Association – Why Work For Us?

As a catalyst to the dynamic technology industry, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ accelerates growth and progress for the fast-paced economy. With leading market research, CTA educates members, and by establishing standards, CTA shapes the industry at large.

Producers of CES

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM are the producer of CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.

Emerging Technology

A proponent of innovation, CTA advocates for the entrepreneurs, technologists and innovators who mold the future of the consumer technology industry. CTA provides a platform that unites technology leaders to connect and collaborate, and it avidly supports members who push the boundaries to propel consumer technology forward.

Government and Legal Affairs

In Washington, D.C. and state capitals nationwide, legislation and regulations that impact the consumer technology industry are being considered every day. CTA Government and Legal Affairs (GLA), the legislative voice for consumer technology, is committed to advising, lobbying and reporting on federal, state and international technology policy on behalf of our members and industry.

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The Work Culture

Although many organizations advertise cultures predicated on strong work-life balance, we have been recognized time and time again for our commitment to this important issue. We invest in our staff first which has allowed the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ to achieve excellence in our field and become a coveted employer of choice.

CTA is the winner of The Washington Post Top Workplace, Best Places to Work in Virginia, Best Workplace for Commuters, CARE Award and Healthiest Work Place.

We describe our culture as high energy, fast-paced, results-focused and fun! We're proud to say our staff are not only the very best at what they do, but they are also committed to a friendly environment where coworkers are respectful and collaborative.

CTA offers flexible work arrangements with one telework day a week and Summer Fridays.

We Have an amazing Internship Program

Are you a student or recent graduate looking for an opportunity for true professional growth and development? Are you looking for a year of experience before deciding on law or grad school?  Are still not sure where you want to fogus your career?  You should check out our internship program.

Interns at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ work on interesting and dynamic projects, receive professional training and development, and work with professionals at all levels. 

Our 30+ annual internships cover all aspects of our business, including marketing, communications, human resources, government affairs, conferences, finance, information technology, membership, business administration, sales and many more.

All internships are paid and most are full-time. To help ensure that our interns have the best foundation in their chosen discipline, internships last eleven months.  This year, six interns were hired for full time positions.

Intern Benefits Include:

Health Insurance / Dental Insurance / Vision Insurance

Free Gym / Boot Camp / Yoga Classes / Fitbit

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Benefit Programs Supporting a Work-Life Balance

Recognizing that a healthy work-life balance is one of the best investments we can make in our staff, we are proud of the benefits below aimed at supporting a manageable balance.

Mortgage Assistance Program

We offer employees up to $25,000 in a forgivable loan for the purchase of a primary residence within a five-mile commute of the office.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Employees may work with their supervisors to adjust their work hours if needed. Additionally, CTA offers a telework option for full-time staff, allowing them to work from home one day a week.

Summer Hours

Staff start their weekends early on Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day with early dismissal at 1 PM.

Employee Health and Wellness Program

We offer staff access to our on-site exercise facility, open 24 hours a day with on-site boot camp, yoga and strength training classes free to staff.

Benefit Programs Supporting Financial Wellness

Annual Incentive Compensation

All full-time employees are eligible for an annual bonus based on a percentage of the employee’s base salary.

401(k) Salary Deferral Plan

CTA matches six percent of the employee’s contribution, and staff are 100 percent vested after only one year of employment.

Tuition Assistance Program

Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement of up to 75 percent or $5,250 per year. Additionally, we pay up to $150 towards existing student loans.

Public and Alternative Transportation Benefits

Staff receive up to $255 per month in public transportation fare or vouchers. Discounted parking is available for employees who choose to drive.

Broadband Reimbursement

Employees are eligible for 50 percent broadband reimbursement.

Professional and Career Development

CTA offers professional development opportunities, including in-house and off-site training, to full-time staff.

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    I have been working at Consumer Technology Association full-time (More than a year)


    After more than a year here at CTA, I have really come to appreciate the company's dedication to its employees. I have never worked for an organization that invests so much in its employee's work life balance. Between the 35 hour work week and Summer Fridays, this organization has helped me to focus my time in the office in order to maximize these perks. In addition, the $150/mo payments I receive toward my college debt has cut my loan in half and I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    I have especially liked getting to know the people here. They are passionate and dedicated and all have a vested interest in the success of our members and the organization.


    We run pretty lean and there are definitely very busy times and some additional staff would be very helpful. I know it is hard for an association to justify adding additional staff, but several departments could really use the help.

    Advice to Management

    While you continue to invest in CTA and the professional development of the staff, adding some additional bodies would really be helpful.

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Consumer Technology Association Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Consumer Technology Association (Arlington, VA) in April 2016.


    I had a brief phone interview with the HR intern that last approximately 30 minutes then an in-person interview with the director and senior manager for the communications department that lasted about an hour. Everyone was very friendly, and they had some interesting questions that made me think out of the box. Really enjoyable.

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Consumer Technology Association Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Virginia(Medium Employer), Virginia Business & Best Companies Group, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in Virginia, Virginia Business & Best Companies Group, 2014
  • Best Places to Work in Virginia, Virginia Business and Best Companies Group, 2012
  • Best Places to Work in Virginia, Virginia Business and Best Companies Group, 2011
  • Best Places to Work in Virginia, Virginia Business and Best Companies Group, 2013
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