Advisory Board Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Advisory Board CEO and Director 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)

    Analyst

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

    I worked at Advisory Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work life balance. Nice people.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Management over-hired during their growth years and now there are a ton of middle management people that do not add much value. Very sales oriented, not product focused.


  2. Senior Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair level of professional autonomy

    Cons

    Role requires significant travel schedule


  3. Senior Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking company, innovation is put on the spotlight. Leadership doesn't make rash reactions. Company is young, good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't great, could be better. Unless you are in sales, you will work your way up the corporate ladder a lot quicker jumping departments than staying in the same place.

    Advice to Management

    More interaction between senior leadership and employees would be a benefit. Quarterly meetings are great, but company is still small enough where more direct contact could be beneficial.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Dedicated Advisor, Revenue Cycle

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board (More than 3 years)

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Recruiting Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Corodinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiting Corodinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Movement within the company seems more based on tenure


  8. 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
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Advisory Board gives you lots of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow. Good people to work with and have great benefits.

    Cons

    Although a great reputation of workplace, they don't pay competitively and the review process for promotion is a bit ambiguous. Most managers are very young and thus learning how to be a manager on the job, an area the company should provide more training or hire more experienced managers.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers are very young and thus learning how to be a manager on the job, an area the company should provide more training or hire more experienced managers.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Great, but depends on your department

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm lucky enough to be on a great team within a large department that works really well together and supports one another. Managers strongly believe in a work/life balance and show by example. Getting 20-25 PTO days aside from holidays or separate company days off is ridiculously amazing - my friends are always jealous of how often I'm able to take off without planning five months ahead!

    Cons

    Salary for the entry level jobs is low - there's no way around that. But I think if you have a good repertoire with your manager and get face time in your department people recognize that and are more apt to put you up for promotions or new roles when a seat is open.


  11. Marketing Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with room for upward mobility. Great skill building and career development opportunities.

    Cons

    Very corporate with not much room for creativity.



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