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Current Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

Pros

The Advisory Board is incredibly generous (compared to similar employers in the DC area) when it comes to PTO allowances. Entry-level staff have 20 days at their disposal and I've already been bumped to 25 with options to earn extra days off.

Excellent growth potential for young employees. This piece is huge, when half of your college graduating class has immediately jumped into Grad School/Law School without any job prospects. Employees who are successful early in their tenure can expect to see plenty of doors opening up in their first 18 months.

Great culture. The firm evaluates candidates on their cultural fit and personality, resulting in a fun and dynamic young workforce. While this can sometimes be a drawback, I can state from experience that I've made some great friends here

Flexibility. Management has granted me the freedom to work remotely on days when I have no face-to-face meetings on the calendar. While technically it is an 8:30-5:30 work day, my team has always been supportive when someone needs to pick their kids up at school, go to a Dr. Appt, etc.

Cons

Salaries are not competitive and appear to be stuck in the year 2000. This company is on the front lines of middle class wage stagnation. Understanding that it's a recession and an employer's job market, this is understandable, but DC is expensive!

A cultural con is the lack of punctuality and traditional professionalism. Meetings begin 10-15 minutes late due to serial tardiness, and managers are among the worst offenders, hurting accountability. Employees, both senior and junior need to learn to put down their smartphones and pay attention!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Boost compensation to reflect cost of living. Our main offices are in DC and San Francisco, where home prices are absurd. Don't push your wonderful and talented staff to make difficult economic decisions when we really want to stay.

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  1.  

    Great environment to learn and gain invaluable experience at the start of your marketing career

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive, energetic, young, smart body of marketers.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get promoted, incredibly low pay, a little favoritism among a select group of MA's, a little unprofessional, slightly inappropriate environment develops when you drink, work, play with your colleagues so closely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for if you're ok with ambiguity

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

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company culture - treat their employees well. Lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Work/life balance extremely hard to find at the company. High turnover, do not pay well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent!

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    Positive Outlook
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