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Advisory Board Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
247 Reviews

3.5
247 Reviews
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Advisory Board CEO and Director Robert W. Musslewhite
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wish I could go back

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Pros

    Excellent culture where employees are valued and generosity is encouraged. Benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    No company is perfect but ABC came as close as a large size company can get. ABC had acquired a company where I was employed for 7 years. Unfortunately, they were unable to place me in a position within my field. I worked for ABC for over a year in a position that they created for me, however, the functions of this new position were very different than my previous functions and what I was trained to do. Although I very much appreciated their efforts to keep me, I left ABC to pursue working in a position within my field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive the importance of culture and community. Happy employees will drive the numbers to desired results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to launch a career!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    This is a fabulous place to work - great culture, tons of opportunity for those that are motivated to take it. Support of career growth and ability to move around to get different experiences over time.

    Cons

    Many of the roles require significant travel - can be difficult to maintain a career trajectory if you are not willing to travel 3-4 days a week. There is also a clear "mold" - if you don't fit it, opportunities will be limited, but probably not that different that cultural fit at most organizations.

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  3.  

    Great mission, great values, great outlook, great opportunities--I hope I never leave

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC

    Pros

    People--rare to find such driven ambitious and bright people who you like to hang out with. Love the people I work with.
    Meritocracy--they promote 30% of staff every year. If you do well, you get promoted. Not political
    Mission driven--works on trying to figure out how to help hospitals and universities function better. Hard to find outcomes more satisfying than helping those kind of organizations succeed

    Cons

    High standards--if you don't perform well, it is clear quickly. Can be very tough if you can't keep pace.
    Culture not for everyone--if you don't get excited about the people and mission here, probably not the right fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting from within!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Happily Associate Director of Consulting here

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

    Pros

    A true meritocracy, with fast promotions for those who are willing to really put in the time and over-deliver. Time-off policies are very flexible; everyone has "PTO" rather than strict sick days vs. vacation days and they give you 25 paid days off per year, not including the generous vacation day 'give-aways': 1/2 day Fridays for all of July, July 3rd off as a thank you for completing surveys for Modern Healthcare's best places to work, January 2nd off as a firm-wide congrats for passing 2,000 employees.

    Cons

    compensation is middle-of-the-road--not what you'd get in other consulting firms, but the firm is actively working on it firm-wide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Advisory Board is a fantastic place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Performance Technologies  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Performance Technologies in Austin, TX

    Pros

    The people! Very smart, motivated and kind co-workers who are invested in your professional development and success! I also like that I have yet to meet someone more senior than me that I did not feel was truly deserving of their position-- upper management are all very impressive.
    Flexibility;
    Work-life balance;
    Facilities are also top notch. The laid back office culture is a definite plus!
    Rapid advancement opportunities with great career planning.

    Cons

    The only con is that sometimes our collaborative culture can become a little too collaborative, and it's not always clear who has authority to make decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to develop a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible people, dynamic environment, with substantial upside to a long-term investment in the firm. The growth of the firm provides a lot of interesting career opportunities, particularly for professionals who are starting out in their careers.

    Cons

    Individuals are afforded a lot of freedom and autonomy, which means staff need to be resourceful to thrive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They give you all the opportunity that you would expect

    Cons

    No cons in terms of projects or training. Just that your full time employment conversion after internship is not 100% when you are hired for the internship. Its better if you have no expectation on that offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best place to work as a young professional

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexible options, ability to move around to fit your strengths, amazing coworkers, investment from senior leaders, access to professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Salary is below market average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, great culture, emphasis on community impact

    Cons

    Wish I could get a better work life balance- short staffing is hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to start your career with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Lots of opportunities for growth--and training to help you along the way
    Wonderful people to work with
    Promotes a health work-life balance
    Good incentives (trips & cash)
    Volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    The starting salary is barely enough to survive on in DC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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