Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
299 Reviews
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Pros
  • There's a good work/life balance; you're kept to or about to a 40 hour workweek (in 32 reviews)

  • happy hours are very frequent when the weather is nice (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • The current managers just need to keep in mind the work/life balance of their employees (in 30 reviews)

  • The salary is pretty low for the sales and marketing associate role (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company culture, work/life balance, people. Poor salaries.

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, work/life balance

    Cons

    Don't get paid as competitively with other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great work environment, with strong focus on quality work-life-balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board

    Pros

    Fantastic focus on work life balance

    Cons

    Lower than average compensation for DC employment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great first job, amazing culture and work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibility - ownership over projects and collaboration with healthcare leaders across the country
    if you are interested in healthcare, the work is very interesting
    Culture is great - work/life balance is valued (PTO, benefits, etc.)

    Cons

    Standardized promotion schedule
    No choice as to team assignment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Advisory Board has it's share of politics, but culturally it is top notch.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Office culture varies geographically. The tech roles and major support organizations (HR, Legal, Finance, etc) are top notch and just down right good jobs.

    Cons

    Sometimes the politics are a bit much. The organizational structure really makes no sense, but somehow it works. The problem is the CEO doesn't get a clear picture because data flows through 3+ people before it hits his ears. I would not be an MA unless it is your only opportunity!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things are great, pay out PTO, create equal maternity/paternity leave programs (reverse discrimination is still not right), and continue breaking down the silos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The Advisory Board Company has a great work culture, and does great work in the healthcare industry

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very young and there is a fun working environment. Additionally, there is a lot of room for mobility and growth within the company. It is truly a meritocracy.

    Cons

    The salary is pretty low for the sales and marketing associate role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to launch a career!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a fabulous place to work - great culture, tons of opportunity for those that are motivated to take it. Support of career growth and ability to move around to get different experiences over time.

    Cons

    Many of the roles require significant travel - can be difficult to maintain a career trajectory if you are not willing to travel 3-4 days a week. There is also a clear "mold" - if you don't fit it, opportunities will be limited, but probably not that different that cultural fit at most organizations.

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    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, great values, great outlook, great opportunities--I hope I never leave

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People--rare to find such driven ambitious and bright people who you like to hang out with. Love the people I work with.
    Meritocracy--they promote 30% of staff every year. If you do well, you get promoted. Not political
    Mission driven--works on trying to figure out how to help hospitals and universities function better. Hard to find outcomes more satisfying than helping those kind of organizations succeed

    Cons

    High standards--if you don't perform well, it is clear quickly. Can be very tough if you can't keep pace.
    Culture not for everyone--if you don't get excited about the people and mission here, probably not the right fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting from within!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Happily Associate Director of Consulting here

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A true meritocracy, with fast promotions for those who are willing to really put in the time and over-deliver. Time-off policies are very flexible; everyone has "PTO" rather than strict sick days vs. vacation days and they give you 25 paid days off per year, not including the generous vacation day 'give-aways': 1/2 day Fridays for all of July, July 3rd off as a thank you for completing surveys for Modern Healthcare's best places to work, January 2nd off as a firm-wide congrats for passing 2,000 employees.

    Cons

    compensation is middle-of-the-road--not what you'd get in other consulting firms, but the firm is actively working on it firm-wide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work as a young professional

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexible options, ability to move around to fit your strengths, amazing coworkers, investment from senior leaders, access to professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Salary is below market average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to start your career with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Lots of opportunities for growth--and training to help you along the way
    Wonderful people to work with
    Promotes a health work-life balance
    Good incentives (trips & cash)
    Volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    The starting salary is barely enough to survive on in DC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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