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Updated July 26, 2015
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CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
Thomas L. Monahan III
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Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance (in 48 reviews)

  • Not many roles as a 20 something let you actually talk to and close deals with C-level executives at major companies (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited work/life balance (flexible scheduling) options (in 41 reviews)

  • You get emails from senior management asking you to post positive reviews because they've had some very negative glassdoor press (in 37 reviews)

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  1. AD

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CEB (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance does exist

    Cons

    Not the cream of the crop co-workers

    Advice to Management

    Allow innovation instead of training employees to be cogs in a process


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good for early career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    Pros

    young staff, nice office, enthusiastic, opens doors to other opportunities

    Cons

    frat-like atmosphere; inconsistency in quality of managers


  3. Business Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CEB (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture, young hardworking people, great starting job

    Cons

    Very rigid promotion structure


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  5. Account Management Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young culture ideal for recent college grads, working with C-level executives on a daily basis, opportunities for advancement pretty quickly, usually given bandwidth to take on challenges that could be considered "development opportunities," learn a lot about how the most senior executives do business as well as the most cutting edge research that they care about

    Cons

    Most internal process are not well standardized; leaves the door open for unintentional inequity among employees, can be a bit of a political environment depending on your manager, a decent amount of red tape to work through which can get in the way of getting things done, lots of acquisitions have made the sales process a bit confusing lately

    Advice to Management

    Try to make onboarding/promotion/development process more standardized in order to make sure that some employees don't fall through the cracks and everyone has a more similar experience at CEB


  6. Helpful (1)

    Relationship Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart company and has a great work-life balance. The actual job working with clients is so great. I've learned so much about business working here. You also have access to the top executives in the Fortune 1000 companies. Really valuable experience and the culture can be fun at times.

    Cons

    Crazy sales expectations. CEB cares way too much about generating new business and they only focus on that element of a job that is supposed to revolve around serving members. Not much focus on actual service and delivering value. Every meeting revolves around new business. You are ultimately an Sales Executive but have to deal with managing your portfolio of clients as well. Also - since there are so many people who have been at CEB for so long, they ultimately run the company to favor them. It's very hard to come in as a new person as you are not put in a position to be successful. The favoritism and politics in that is really frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Focus of actually serving members and lower the insane expectations and sales goals put on Account Managers. Stop playing favorites. Change the goaling for new hires - it's completely unfair and turns off new employees from wanting to stay.


  7. Nice Place for Entry Level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture Work-Life Balance Ability to get promoted Skill building and networking

    Cons

    High turnover Poor office location Limited training offerings


  8. Analyst - Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The small team environments means building great relationships and exposure to a number of mentors.

    Cons

    A lot of corporate bureaucracy means every project decision needs to go through several, often time too many stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer role descriptions. Even with a career framework change that happened this year, it's still so unclear how senior leaders are involved with which aspects of the firm.


  9. Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CEB

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good benefits. Good work culture. Managers are very good they are very cooperative. Good learning. Good bonus

    Cons

    Decent base pay compare to others. With IT work shifting to offshore bad politics has started. Technology not upto mark. Sr Managers will quiz timelines to get work done

    Advice to Management

    HI, Please keep an eye on bad politics, which will ruin company's strong base we laid since last couple of years. Now we are seeing lot of quality compromise has been done for quantity, 3 yrs back awesome place to work so please try to evaluate what went wrong. Very limited career options.


  10. Work hard and you will be rewarded

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nokesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nokesville, VA

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Benefits are great - Managers that care about your development - Hard work is appreciated

    Cons

    - Unless you get a promotion, merit increases are minimal - I do not like the new open workspace concept.

    Advice to Management

    As a manager and someone who deals with confidential data I find it very hard to do my job from an open floor with little to no private space (but they are making money off the real estate so the higher ups couldn't care less)


  11. Helpful (1)

    ASA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    Pros

    -Access to network of executives -Access to best practice documentation

    Cons

    -Unclear career path -High turnover



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