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CEB Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
514 Reviews

3.2
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CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
Thomas L. Monahan III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to start after university with an excellent work life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Gained experience selling to C-Level executives (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Micromanagement and very poor work life balance due to intentional under-staffing (in 37 reviews)

  • Senior management has a hawk eye on metrics; yes, they're important, but still (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, Great Opportunity, Great $ (if you perform)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    CEB is a growing, young, intelligent organization. The sales culture is results driven but is understanding of new, young people that need time time to develop. The Sales Development program is one of the best I have seen.

    Strengths include:

    -Brilliant, Ivy league educated research staff
    -Best in class sales structure
    -Solid brand in the market place and DC area
    -Awesome young environment

    Cons

    Not much to say here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring young, brilliant people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic, fast-paced and energetic work environment, working with some of the best companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Management Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Management Associate in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    I have been working at CEB for two months.

    Working with high calibre clients e.g. FTSE 250, Fortune 500 companies gives you valued commercial exposure. It also allows you to build a solid foundation in how to best service clients and communicate with people of all different levels of seniority.
    Supportive work environment, you are never without support and guidance
    Two week on-boarding process was great in demystifying CEB's business model and what your role entails. The on-boarding includes of opportunities to shadow, meet new people and practice key things necessary for the job before launching straight into your role. You also have your own dedicated mentor. There is ample opportunity for mobility within the organisation, you are also given a career development plan to help you toward reaching where you ultimately want to be.
    The people make the job fun, it is a dynamic and energetic workplace, there are plenty social events and constant competitions with the opportunity to win great treats. In my first two week, I had dined at the Savoy.
    I love the fact it is 'unstuffy' and there has a practiced open door policy, which allows you to be at ease. There is a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Initially, during the application stage, it is hard to gather what CEB does and how they execute their objectives. However this is quickly overcome by a comprehensive presentation given on the assessment day, along with the on-boarding process.

    It can be slightly overwhelming in the first two weeks, as there's a lot of new information that needs to be absorbed. However, once you're actually in your role things become more practical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work overall. Culture is very pro-growth and progressive for such a large company. I would recommend the company to anyone serious about consulting

    Cons

    The effectiveness of the behavioral interviewing approach is questionable. The interviewing technique really does force many candidates to make stuff up just to be able to answer the questions that HR force feeds the hiring managers.

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  5.  

    Great!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of really smart people, great environment, good company.

    Cons

    I do no have any cons.

  6.  

    Very good company, takes care of employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    - professional company
    - very bright and energetic colleagues
    - there are a lot of programs to help with career development
    - excellent benefits
    - good work / life balance
    - the focus is on results, not time spent in the office

    Cons

    Sometimes promotions and raises are not well differentiated based on performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve focus on rewarding performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work - intellectually stimulating and energetic culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    A great sense of pride working for an industry-leader, customers value products and services, growth opportunities, unmatched reputation, access to some of the best thought-leaders in the industry, fun work environment and great people

    Cons

    It is a performance culture. If you have a high-achievement drive, and want to contribute, you'll do well here. If you have an aversion to pressure or if you're looking for an easy job, this isn't the place for you.

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

    Could not love my job more!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Colleagues you work with - smart, type A, motivated but wired to help others and have a passion for the business

    Business model - none like it out there. Intellectually stimulating & fits in a key nitch

    SF Office - small, collaborative, high performing, strong management team

    Cons

    VOLUME - I thrive in volume, but if you don't, it may not be the place for you. We work with a lot of clients and field a lot of requests internally and externally each day. Be sure you are willing and motivated to work at that pace!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enterprise Sales Heaven!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    If you are an experienced and talented sales professional who can handle a fast pace and a somewhat nerdy product - this is an awesome place to work. They have access to senior executives at over 90% of Fortune 500 companies. You can't help but become a better sales person working here. The training and support better than any other organization I have worked for. The people that work here are all smart and nice.

    Cons

    The pace is unlike anything I've experienced before but not a total negative as this makes for great comraderie amongst workers. You'll also accomplish more than you can imagine.
    Because the product is nerdy, not everyone "gets it" - including customers. This product does not generally sell itself so having the ability to communicate value as oppossed to price and feature is an absolute necessity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work environment of incredibly smart people. Fast growing company that remains committed to employee improvement and engagement.

    Cons

    In the past 3 years gone from a large company to a huge company. Very rapid growth.

  11.  

    Great progression, great training, great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The Graduate Training Program is very well structured and supported. The product is compelling and interesting, and the people are intellectually stimulating and supportive.

    Cons

    Benefits are good, but have only improved recently. Heavily matrixed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in good people. Ensure consistency and fairness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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