CEB Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
501 Reviews
3.2
501 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A Great Place To Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CEB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Training
    Good location for the office
    They will give you many chances to succeed if they believe in you
    Competitive Compensation Package

    Cons

    This is a cold call sales job, that is not always clear in the interview process
    The job can be very challenging especially when working with Sales Executives
    In Days around Christmas (last year had to work on Christmas eve and the day after Christmas)
    If you are not at your numbers you are made to feel very replaceable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fear of losing your position is not a sufficient motivator for many people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great place for a young professional or recent graduate to learn and grow. Supervisors and management are approachable and interested in your development. Great team environment

    Cons

    Growth for CEB is limited due to current economy. There is a considerable amount of change-over, but work life balance is good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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

    I have been working at CEB full-time for more than 5 years

    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!

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enterprise Sales Heaven!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    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
  6.  

    Great starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CEB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young atmosphere. The hours are reasonable and you are able to earn more with overtime.

    Cons

    Chicago office is limited with opportunities outside of the revenue dept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good personal growth opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    Pros

    The company provides a lot of personal growth opportunties, with new experiences and challenges. I've also really apprecaited the people that I work with- the company attracts a good calibur of talent.

    Cons

    It is easy to burn out if you're not careful, the company pushes hard and is often underresourced.

  8.  

    Supportive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    Pros

    Benefits are good and the breadth of work is great.

    Cons

    Because it is so large and more focused on the original subscription service, it is hard for aquired employees to understand how they fit in the CEB family. However, it is very obvious they want us to fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience; felt underpaid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, interesting challenges, travel was nice.

    Cons

    Felt underpaid, Not a great sense of direction of the company.

  10.  

    positive - been here 5 years - decent opportunities internally, but not great payers!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CEB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the people; opportunities to try new roles or locations

    Cons

    the pay; not great formal training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    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.

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