CEB Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Poorly managed IT dept, bickering and promotion of incompetent staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great comitment to team work within teams. There is contribution from each employee.

    Cons

    Thrown into the fire with little training Management promotes their friends Because of the structure of promotions, resentment occurs, and production /professionalism suffers There is a lot of wasteful spending, which leafs to dismissal of crucial staff members

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the managing director in each department, and see where the real accountability for failure lies.


  2. Analyst - Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The small team environments means building great relationships and exposure to a number of mentors.

    Cons

    A lot of corporate bureaucracy means every project decision needs to go through several, often time too many stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer role descriptions. Even with a career framework change that happened this year, it's still so unclear how senior leaders are involved with which aspects of the firm.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Work hard and you will be rewarded

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nokesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nokesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits are great - Managers that care about your development - Hard work is appreciated

    Cons

    - Unless you get a promotion, merit increases are minimal - I do not like the new open workspace concept.

    Advice to Management

    As a manager and someone who deals with confidential data I find it very hard to do my job from an open floor with little to no private space (but they are making money off the real estate so the higher ups couldn't care less)


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  5. Associate Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good benefits. Good work culture. Managers are very good they are very cooperative. Good learning. Good bonus

    Cons

    Decent base pay compare to others. With IT work shifting to offshore bad politics has started. Technology not upto mark. Sr Managers will quiz timelines to get work done

    Advice to Management

    HI, Please keep an eye on bad politics, which will ruin company's strong base we laid since last couple of years. Now we are seeing lot of quality compromise has been done for quantity, 3 yrs back awesome place to work so please try to evaluate what went wrong. Very limited career options.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager - CEB/SHL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    If you are not an I/O you are not valued regardless of how much talent you have in your area of expertise. Pay is not very high, and merit increases are few and far between. The right hand never seems to know what the left hand is doing, then at the end of the year, the company is told they were not profitable....very inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you sell.


  7. Helpful (1)

    CEB account/sales organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEB (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bright and intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Poor pay, merit increases, and upward mobility


  8. Helpful (1)

    Creatives BEWARE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Animator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Animator in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some quality people work for CEB, the "PROs" end at personality and never meet the professional level when it comes to expertise unfortunately.

    Cons

    Doesn't respect the level of skill and talent is takes to become a Senior level Creative. Employee and empower those who lack in qualification for management.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable when they repeatably violate the Code of Conduct, stop empowering unqualified personnel.


  9. Helpful (1)

    ASA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Access to network of executives -Access to best practice documentation

    Cons

    -Unclear career path -High turnover


  10. Helpful (10)

    Things keep getting worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better than unemployment. The benefits are decent. There are a lot of good people at CEB, the problem is few are in a position to initiate change.

    Cons

    There are so many, where do I start? The cube farm work environment is hideous. The amount of productivity lost daily is beyond measure. And the cubes are getting smaller so they can squeeze more people in less space. Most people are lucky now to have 4 feet of counter space to work in. The company just went through this phony "title realignment." The supposed reason is to make titles equal across all of the companies they've bought over the past few years. There used to be directors, senior directors, associate directors, managers, etc., titles that are pretty much universal around the business world. All of those titles are gone and people are now "lead" such and such, "consultant", and other titles that are mostly meaningless anywhere else. Morale is in the toilet and people are leaving in droves, including many who have been there for many years. It is pretty much accepted that this was the the reason behind this so-called realignment, to reduce the pay scales and payroll overall. To drive out higher salaried people and hire new people at lower salaries. Someone who is being hired as a director has reasonable salary expectations within a certain range, but who knows what a "team lead" should make? More evidence of this is the lack of internal promotions to replace those leaving. Work-life balance is a joke. When some people leave they are purposely not replacing them, so the remaining people have to "take up the slack." Do more with less. So if you have to work 12 hours a day, who cares? You should be thankful you have a job. It seems the company is in serious financial straits.

    Advice to Management

    They don't want advice. And the only people in a position to give meaningful advice, the average working stiff, isn't going to say the truth because they are afraid of losing their job.


  11. Great fit for some, not so great for others.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great flexibility for some positions. A great place to start your career off.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, very poor management, and not as devoted to community service as they lead on.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training to first-time managers and invest in employing more people from different ethnic backgrounds.



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