Advisory Board Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Advisory Board CEO and Director Robert W. Musslewhite
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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 Experience

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    Current Employee - Dedicated Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Dedicated Advisor in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for people right out of college to learn a lot of skills including communication, project management and strategic thinking

    Cons

    Since the Advisory Board is consistently growing there are a lot of changes so it is often difficult to have one good manager for a long period of time.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2. Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    very liberal with work from home and work hours

    Cons

    some bad managers without much knowledge of technology .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it product based company and not turn into a service based company work culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Interesting work. Smart people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advisory Board

    Pros

    Great culture. Good CEO. Committed to service and positive culture. Opportunities to move up if you are good.

    Cons

    At the highest levels it's very cliquey and hard to break in. Too homogeneous especially at upper levels (policy committee)

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advisory Board

    Pros

    Intellectually rigorous, perfectionist culture. Always learning. Smart, interesting, ambitious people. Commitment to service.

    Cons

    Very young, very white employee base. Culture is definitely of highly privileged recent college grads.

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    Diversity--in socioeconomic background, educational background and work history, race, ethnicity, age.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  8. 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
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  9. 8 people found this helpful

    if you take initiative, you're rewarded

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I've been at the Advisory Board for three years and have been promoted three times. Entry-level salary may be low, but you get promoted quickly into higher salaries, insane benefits, awesome work/life balance, and lots of time off so I feel like it's very fair. People just complain a lot. If you're a strong performer, you will be rewarded. It's easy to double your entry-level salary in 18-24 months if you work for it.

    - lots of promotion opportunities and flexible career paths
    -casual dress code and modern work space
    -40 hour work week, no expectation to email outside of business hours
    -10 paid hours/month for volunteer service
    -10 paid hours/month for fitness
    -20+ paid days off, 10 holidays, 4 quarterly 'firm recesses' (4 day weekends)
    -cafe, gym, rooftop lounge
    -free starbucks coffee, teas, hot chocolate, sodas, occasional meals
    -incredible health care coverage
    -lots of training courses, internal internships, professional development

    Cons

    There have been a few bumps transitioning from a research company to a technology company - lacks technical resources/talent to deliver value

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Performance Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Awesome Work Culture, Perfect learning experience, Proper Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Sometimes the work becomes a monotonous job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

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    Positive Outlook
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  11. 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.

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    Positive Outlook
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