CEB Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
Thomas L. Monahan III
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Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance (in 48 reviews)

  • Not many roles as a 20 something let you actually talk to and close deals with C-level executives at major companies (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited work/life balance (flexible scheduling) options (in 41 reviews)

  • You get emails from senior management asking you to post positive reviews because they've had some very negative glassdoor press (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Account Management Associate Position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like working in a great office environment with good social events, then CEB San Francisco is the place for you. It's a great office culture with a smaller more intimate team. Great training opportunities for vertical mobility.

    Cons

    In the end, this wasn't the right position for me as it required cold (CEB prefers to call it "warm" calling) calling former and current clients. It is more of a sales position as management likes to see how many research or sales discussions you've scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to delegate more tasks to associates. Scheduling and cold-calling clients, should not be the main indicator of success in this position.


  2. Its a cool company, not a cool job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, intelligent coworkers, fun work environment

    Cons

    The day to day activities can be very monotonous.


  3. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Growth and personal development - Opportunity to work with smart individuals who invest time in coaching - C Suite exposure early on in your professional career - Fun - Strong training programs - Benefits and Number of PTO days

    Cons

    - Workload can be intense and overwhelming for some

    Advice to Management

    - create more capacity for managers to spend more time with employees and customers


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  5. Great Company for Recent College Grads

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CEB throws you in the fire pretty much on day 1 in the best way possible. Great internal training opportunities and the experience looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    There are advancement opportunities, but the hoops you have to jump through can be annoying. You can be the best in your position, but at the end of the day you go through the same internal promotion process as everyone else that lacks in real life application.

    Advice to Management

    Take manager's recommendations for promotion at face value rather than having them go through panel after panel.


  6. CEB is truly an awesome place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CEB is a fun and exciting place to work with very young people. It is a very laid back work environment, but it provides great exposure and experience in the corporate world

    Cons

    Days are nine hours long, because lunch is not included in your salary pay, and like most places, the learning curve upon starting is pretty long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the relaxed atmosphere, but maybe consider less of the structure when it comes to coaching success and that type of thing. Everyone has their own style of teaching and learning.


  7. Great place

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    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to work. Semi laid back policies in regards to dress, but a culture of high growth and development. A very young and energetic environment

    Cons

    There are not many cons to note. I would say that one of the biggest cons have to be the elevators in the waterview office.

    Advice to Management

    There is definitely a strong growth mentality within the company which helps to cultivate younger employees. keep doing what you're doing.


  8. Best place ever. Go work there if you can. You won't regret it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Managers are exceptional. Constantly learning. Competitive compensation. Friendly people. This place is a must.

    Cons

    None I can think of. CEB is a phenomenal company with tons of opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being great and employees will continue to love it.


  9. senior analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stretch opportunities Exposure to big companies

    Cons

    Compensation could be better Missing innovation

    Advice to Management

    Get better top management ~ people that have some time in tech world


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    I left and never looked back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    CEB hires some of the brightest people the market has to offer. Its commitment to client service and satisfaction is top notch.

    Cons

    As an experienced individual contributor, I found the environment inflexible and suffocating. Management often micromanaged even with those who have proven themselves and bring lots of great/different professional experiences. I felt like I was just an employee number rather than a valued employee. The company talks a big game about talent being a key asset, yet the managers don't always align to that mindset in their behavior.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Research Analyst

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CEB has a good culture filled with smart young individuals. For the pay it is a relatively easy place to work.

    Cons

    There are many cons to CEB. Most notably an overwhelming majority of managers are terrible. You will go unmanaged unless you force it.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your research staff not just your commercial staff. The high turnover should not be a surprise. Sentiment on the floor is terrible it is obvious. Get it together.



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