Advisory Board Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Advisory Board CEO and Director Robert W. Musslewhite
Robert W. Musslewhite
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Pros
  • Promotes a health work-life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Many happy hours and activities/events taking place in the office (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is definitely skewed towards work rather than life (in 30 reviews)

  • The Marketing Associate role has absolutely nothing to do with Marketing and is strictly Cold Calling (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    ABD Review

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

    I have been working at Advisory Board

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

    Pros

    The Advisory Board is a fantastic place to work. The culture is wonderful, and I have met some of my best friends here. There is a very relaxed yet professional atmosphere. The career opportunities are endless and many people move up within the company very quickly. Managers are very invested in their employee's successes.

    Cons

    I wish that the lower level employees were compensated more appropriately. There are a lot of incentives that are not related to salaries but at the end of the day a bump in pay would make a huge difference in the satisfaction of employees.


  2. Dedicated Advisor, Revenue Cycle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Advisory Board (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience for young professionals who probably should not be in the positions you will find yourself in. The sense of community and how much you like your coworkers really depends on the team you get placed on - some of the teams are very toxic, others have amazing chemistry Get your 2-3 years experience and the industry will want you for having ABC on your resume

    Cons

    Pay is not even close to market average, especially for the responsibilities and workload. You might be placed on a toxic team Managers are hit or miss - I have had fantastic managers and I have had terrible managers They don't fire anyone which may seem like a pro, until you come across people who just shouldn't be retained at any position in any company

    Advice to Management

    You have to come within 7k/yr of the market average or else you top performers are going to keep leaving. When you ask for employee feedback you should actually act on it, or at least give the appearance of acting on it. Too often we were asked why engagement was so low and you never followed any of our suggestions (I worked here for 3 years). If it is well known that an high performer is not well liked by their teammates or other co-workers, then you probably shouldn't ask that person to lead those employees.


  3. Marketing Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advisory Board

    Pros

    very young, very energetic, flexible work policy

    Cons

    Big company feel, tough to grow


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  5. Low pay for repetitive work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Care Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Health Care Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The brand can help but its not enough

    Cons

    We basically gave the same reports to every client and it became repetitive. They sell it as strategy consulting but it really is not. It is a cookie cutter type of work and the people are not very intelligent, unless you are in research.


  6. Marketing Associate

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

    I worked at Advisory Board

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to jumpstart a career - solid work experience

    Cons

    Very competitive - often a stressful work environment to meet goals


  7. Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, dedicated to the cause of improving healthcare in the country

    Cons

    Very top heavy, when work is light the top executive take mid-level work in order to stay busy and bill for it, egos tend to square off at the expense of the growth and 'right thing to do'

    Advice to Management

    The company has some of the smartest people in the country from some of the best schools, you need to compensate your less senior employees better to retain top talen


  8. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, highly motivated employees, focus on work life balance, huge impact on the industry

    Cons

    decision making can be slow moving, highly matrixed


  9. Helpful (1)

    Recruiting Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Corodinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiting Corodinator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Movement within the company seems more based on tenure


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company, starting to change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    10 hours a month of healthy life living, 10 hours a month community impact hours and up to 25 days PTO

    Cons

    Company environment is starting to change to large firm mentality.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Review

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

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

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

    Pros

    -The culture is the biggest pro. It is a very young and fun company -You are offered 20 vacation days in an entry level position and gain more as you progress

    Cons

    -They expereince large turn over every summer - The pay is very below average - If you aren't acusotmed working for a large company, it can be a little overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    They need to focus more on hiring internally for upper level positions. Most of the frustration from entry level staff comes from working with upper level individuals who aren't accustomed to the Advisory Board.



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