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

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

Pros

Good job for new college grads

Cons

Limited opportunities for professional growth

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career

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    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

    Well-recognized name in the industry, so some time here opens up a lot of doors. For the most part the organization is pretty flexible -- if you decide you want to work on another team or in another department, management will help you get there (but it may take some time).

    Cons

    The job can get monotonous. Projects are relatively long-term, so there's less variety than you might get at a traditional consulting firm. On that note, you'll work with a ton of hospitals for one project -- 99% of interaction with clients is done over the phone, and deliverables are tailored to the entire membership (rather than to one client). What this means is that client relationships are broad, but not deep, so some may find it less satisfying than "boots on the ground" work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with upper management would be helpful. Many direct managers are young and not necessarily experienced. Not to say they aren't bright and talented, but it would be nice to a) have mentors with longer tenure and more influence and b) feel more connected to the leadership and direction of the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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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