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Marketing Associate

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Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

I worked at Advisory Board full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Everyone is very young, so it is a good transition out of college and to a big city because you will make so many friends just from work.

Good name recognition in terms of applying to other jobs/grad school.

Cons

Pay is very low but you do have a chance for a bonus and they have other little incentives like free happy hours and such

They don't really care about keeping turnover rate low. They know that if 20 Marketing Associates quit, there will still be about 200 other college graduates that will be clamoring to get get a job.

Things get a little weird when your manager is only a year older than you and also dating one of your teammates (huge hookup culture between employees).

It never felt like I had any senior employee to mentor me/stand up for me/etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care about your MAs. I have heard rumors that executive members have stated that they would never let their own children become MAs because they realized how crappy the position was, but that they are never going to change the MA model. Why fix something that brings in millions of dollars with such little cost?

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very young company, great opportunities and responsibilities but lacking in management oversight

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

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Reputation
    upward mobility
    great experience as leverage for next step

    Cons

    Fratty culture
    poor management training
    disparate departments lead to poor allocation of workload for same position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training young managers and transition process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    good entry-level sales position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Advisory Board

    Pros

    Fun office culture, good work-life balance, great sales experience. Promotes internally- a lot of room for advancement within the company. Surrounded by fun, smart people from great schools

    Cons

    I felt that the position was somewhat mis-marketed. "Marketing Associate" as a title is a misnomer, and during the recruiting/interviewing process I did not feel that the difference between sales and marketing position was established.

    Approves of CEO
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