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Powerful place to make an impact in healthcare

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very customer focused; great place to learn fantastic service
Sales and marketing is executed at a very high level and provides an opportunity to learn how to sell to executives
It's a high growth environment that is always changing
Makes the biggest impact in healthcare of any other consulting, research, technology firm

Cons

Matrix organization structure makes for a fluid environment of management that can be difficult for some positions
The high growth makes the environment somewhat chaotic and demanding at the same time
Always looking to try something new and sometimes without experienced people who have had success from outside

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Good job foundation, but expect to be surrounded by Stepford Wives...

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -This place gave me tons of sales savvy
    -I developed great relationships and am still friends with a lot of my former colleagues
    -It gave me a great foundation as my first job out of college and I was promoted quickly
    -Fun incentive trips, happy hours, etc.

    Cons

    -HORRIBLE pay. $50k base to travel 4 days a week and sell in a recession? I think not.
    -Everyone talks the same, uses the same unnecessary, pretentious vocabulary words and expressions; it's almost cult-like in this regard
    -As a woman, I feel like I was looked down upon because I wasn't some Lily Pulitzer-wearing Southern Belle republican who went to Vanderbilt. These people are intellectual snob and if you don't look like you'd rolled out of the Harvard Law Review and/or the country club, people WILL look down on you.
    -There's a ridiculous amount of check-ins and infrastructure that take away from getting your day to day duties done
    -They don't teach you how to sell like an individual. It's so scripted, it hurts

    Advice to Management

    RELAX!
    PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES MORE!
    BE YOUR OWN PERSON AND STOP TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE A COOKIE CUTTER OF THE NEXT ONE!


  2. Helpful (1)

    almost an amazing place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart and friendly people
    growing business
    culture
    formal review process
    values

    Cons

    compensation slightly below market value for some positions

    Advice to Management

    increase comp!


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