CEB
2.9 of 5 474 reviews
www.executiveboard.com Arlington, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

CEB Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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2.9 474 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III

Thomas L. Monahan III

(289 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great firm to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Management, great learning exp

    ConsSome politics in some teams

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing good

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

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    Great company, great culture, great values, very process oriented.

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for especially if you're straight out of college and want to work in consulting. You have exposure to top tier companies as clients and will be regarded as a trusted advisor. Also there is always the opportunity to move around in the company if you're not sure what role best fits you. This is great place to start a career as you'll gain a lot of skills depending on your role. CEB also has a CEB University so you can take classes to up skill yourself as well. People at CEB are very interesting, nice and you will make a lot of friends at this company. Also, there is a good work-life balance for the most part and they are flexible with working options if you've been in the company long enough (2-3 years).

    ConsVery process oriented from a succession planning standpoint. Even if you've done everything correctly throughout the year, you may have a negative review just because a step in the "process" wasn't followed which to me seems contradictory if you're serving the client properly and have delivered great value. You will move up fairly easily (again depending on your role) the first few years but after that it seems like you hit a wall and can't move any further.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less process driven and be opened to implementing new ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rosslyn, VA

    ProsSmart people, opportunities to contribute, insights valued by others

    Consrevenue focus sometimes takes precedence over "doing the right thing"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent focus on serving the community

    Sales Administrator (Current Employee)
    West Chester, PA

    ProsEach employee is given 40 hours a year to spend in volunteer activity. One day per year the whole company at locations across the globe can be found serving together.

    ConsMy subsidiary was sold off, so I had to move elsewhere. If not, I'd still be there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, lower pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsThe CEB culture is fantastic. For the most part, it's a really fun, smart, enthusiastic group of people. This was my first job out of college and have gained a ton of valuable experience that is definitely transferrable should I move on to another opportunity.

    ConsThe compensation for more junior roles isn't great. It can also be a very competitive culture which some people are demotivated by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor some roles there needs to be a mid-level opportunity between manager and director.

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

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    Academic - Fast Paced - Great People

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsCLIENTS: Within CEB's Account Management organization you have the opportunity to speak with senior level executives from world-class companies about the challenges they face in their roles. Executives believe CEB can provide them with credible, insightful answers. There are only a few companies in the world where leading executives turn for this kind of advise and as an Account Manager, being the conduit of this perspective is a highly rewarding experience.

    COLLEAGUES: You are surrounded by very intelligent, collaborative colleagues who are equally excited by the challenge of teaching executives at great companies something new. You won't find a nicer, more supportive sales organization.

    SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Within Sales/Account Management you will learn how to: cold-call, communicate exceptionally well (written and verbal), diagnose complex business challenges, and position a solution to C-level executives. This experience is VERY valuable in the market. CEB has a reputation for developing the best talent in these areas.

    ConsOPPORTUNITY: There are many leaders who are very tenured and have been in seat for some time. If you work within a regional office, the growth potential can be limited. Some tenured, high-performers have left for organizations with more opportunity for upward mobility.

    PACE: The amount of work required to be a high-performer is not for everyone. There are long days and you sometimes sacrifice going home for the holidays. The "ramp time" (time from hire to when the business expects you to be performing) is very short.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain the culture of curiosity, member impact and generosity. Focus more on understanding the needs of regional offices and local talent markets. Figure out how to open up career paths.

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

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    Great starting point

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsYoung atmosphere. The hours are reasonable and you are able to earn more with overtime.

    ConsChicago office is limited with opportunities outside of the revenue dept.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good personal growth opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company provides a lot of personal growth opportunties, with new experiences and challenges. I've also really apprecaited the people that I work with- the company attracts a good calibur of talent.

    ConsIt is easy to burn out if you're not careful, the company pushes hard and is often underresourced.

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    Supportive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good and the breadth of work is great.

    ConsBecause it is so large and more focused on the original subscription service, it is hard for aquired employees to understand how they fit in the CEB family. However, it is very obvious they want us to fit.

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

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    Good experience; felt underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart coworkers, interesting challenges, travel was nice.

    ConsFelt underpaid, Not a great sense of direction of the company.

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