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Updated May 1, 2014
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3.1 132 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Advisory Board CEO and Director Robert W. Musslewhite

Robert W. Musslewhite

(89 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes a health work-life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • Happy Hours, incentive trips, community service projects, etc(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is definitely skewed towards work rather than life(in 25 reviews)

  • Horrible work-life balance and long hours(in 13 reviews)

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    Marketing Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsLots and lots and lots

    ConsCouple of things that persistently annoy me

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic with expectations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hot and Cold

    Business Analyst, Associate Director (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsI enjoy what I do and have had a great opportunity to work in many different facets of my department. Benefits, for the most part, are all pretty good. People are driven here, and I believe what we do is ultimately improving healthcare in the US

    ConsMeritocracy my fannie. ABC likes to call itself a meritocracy, and promotes those that have proven capable. But what really ends up happening, is that ABC promotes those that are the most vocal and scream the loudest. I think the "meritocracy" ultimately promotes an environment of get ahead by all means necessary.

    Work-life balance is definitely skewed towards work rather than life. I try to push it back towards life as much as I can with my staff, but there's only so much you can do with the amount of work we have.

    I also think a company as large and successful as ABC can afford more than $1000/yr in tuition reimbursement and more than a variable 401K match program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work environment, but low pay

    Coordinator (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsCo-workers are all smart, ambitious, and fun people to work with
    Many happy hours and activities/events taking place in the office
    My managers have been very supportive of my growth within the company, want to see me succeed
    Good time off policy, benefits

    ConsPay is very uncompetitive with the market if you are not in the executive level
    Depending on your position, you don't get much recognition for your hard work
    Pretty difficult to get promoted

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Energetic, positive culture

    Marketing Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat benefits. Very positive, energetic, and fun culture. Lots of upward mobility and opportunities for exposure to upper management

    ConsSalary is not impressive. Numbers-driven review process can be frustrating, because people in vastly different situations are evaluated the same way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible with quantitative goals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to launch a career.

    Associate Director (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsLots of opportunity, great support structure, fast promotion, meritocracy.

    ConsUnderpaid, lack of transparency, overworked.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work Environment, be ready for low pay

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat work/life balance, great incentive plans and rewards (happy hours, trips, etc), lots of planning for career pathing and internal stretch role opportunities.

    Focus on the clients, rapidly growing and pushing the envelope with innovation.

    ConsAssociates are treated like secretaries, hard to advance, lots of talk but no action internally regarding promotions.

    LOW salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Need to be a good fit for where you are

    Dedicated Advisor (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsCulture, great people around you, a lot of experts to learn from

    ConsPay is low for junior to mid level, some parts of the company don't have a lot of career developments opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe company hires a lot of young people, they have a good firmwide on-boarding system, and the company is expanding all the time.

    ConsThe pay is not up to par with other companies in the industry. Department-specific training and on-boarding is usually done too quickly and not thoroughly enough, leading to problems down the line.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut less time into firmwide orientation and more time into department-specific orientation. Also the high turnover isn't going to change until your pay scales change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees First

    Director (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsCollaborative atmosphere, great benefits and cultural emphasis on supporting work-life balance

    ConsLots of squeaky wheels and entitled twentysomethings

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep looking for ways to improve employee experience - it's been working so far!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great environment, great people--but cut corners with pay for younger staff (i.e., most employees)

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsMeritocracy, with much faster promotion projections than other healthcare firms. They definitely understand what it takes to grow a business--innovation is central to the organization, which offers a lot of opportunity for those who are willing to rise to the challenge.

    ConsThey hire young and unexperienced but capable people. But they pay us based on experience, not on how hard we work. Expect to get 10K less here than you would elsewhere for at least the first 3 years in any comparable business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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