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There's no better place to find engaging, flexible work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

Pros

- Extremely flexible schedule, PTO benefits, and remote opportunities
- The company's growth opens up lots of opportunities for new roles
- The work is meaningful; members see value in our product
- Very early access to high-level/c-suite members
- Fantastic health care and marketing bootcamp for anyone looking to work before graduate studies

Cons

- Pay could be better
- Supervisors can be petty and sometimes make decisions based on favoritism
- Work-life balance is tough in some roles (particularly associate-level)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Boost pay levels for these roles! You're not keeping up with the rest of Washington/peer employers. Yes, it is an employer's market now, but the reputation for low-pay is getting very sticky and will be hard to shake off.

Make very careful decisions about who gets to take on mid-level management roles. The folks overseeing the associate-level staff set the tone for the firm. They need to be mature, professional, and competent. Elevate people who will be good managers, not people who are good at their job.

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Other reviews for Advisory Board

  1.  

    Great opportunities for advance, could be better paid

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good people, interesting job, good benefits

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales company: "What have you done for me lately??"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Lots of nice, young people. Easy to make friends and be social.

    Cons

    -If you want to do well, don't expect to have a work/life balance.

    -Salaries are low compared to DC average-- esp for the hours that are expected.

    -Managers are just kids themselves, so promotions and such are sometimes just straight favoritism.

    -In my experience, employees are sometimes "tricked" into roles. I was hired as a "marketing" associate. ABC has two marketing departments: one is sales and one is marketing. "marketing" associates are really Sales Associates/Secretaries. You'll be making cold calls to people that don't want to talk to you & depending on your manager, may be treated pretty disrespectfully.

    -Meetings always start late. Accountability is zero.

    -All the company cares about is making money. This may seem like a normal thing, but it's gone crazy at ABC. It doesn't matter if you've done well for 8mo straight. The mantra is always "what have you done for me lately?" If you have a bad month, you can expect they will be breathing down your neck until you quit or things turn around.

    -PTO is a joke. Sure they give you 20 days as an entry level person-- sounds great! But don't expect you'll actually be able to use all 20 days. Regardless of how well you are doing, your managers will always question you if you want to take time off and pressure you not to take it (or just straight deny your request.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't offer 20 PTO days if you don't want/won't allow your employees to take 20 days off in a year.
    -Be more up front with new hires about their role and the expectations of the company. Entry level positions have a ridiculously high turnover because people don't understand what they are getting into.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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