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Good for some

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Austin is awesome, good people. Expanding rapidly.

Cons

Very clicky. If you don't make it with the right people, you could stay in the same place a long time.

Other Employee Reviews for Advisory Board

  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    -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.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Do yourself a favor.. just don't

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you’ve just graduated and need the experience they will teach you what you need to know. Everything you say will be scripted by someone else. They’ll show you how to do every part of your job step by step. They offer decent perks, like 4 weeks of vacation time, fun department activities and the occasional free lunch, So as long as your parents pay your rent while you work here this place could be ok.

    Cons

    Long term, no thanks. If you’re looking for something beyond entry level, RUN as fast as you can. They hype up team booze cruises and general day-drinking that trick employees into justifying their nearly unlivable salaries. Even if you stick around for several years compensation is well below industry averages. Be prepared to live, work, drink and sleep with your co-workers. Promotions.. well this really depends if you fit into the clique-y mold. There’s generally no other rhyme or reason. And imagine.. 23 or 24 year old managers that think they have nothing left to learn because they were promoted within two years of their professional careers. Naturally, the problems associated with this show within the incompetent mid-level management. If you’re looking for a fratty culture that you can learn the professional basics from, this place might be fine for you. But really, my advice is that you just stay away.. if you don't, promise yourself you'll get out after two years and resist being brainwashed into thinking the laid back atmosphere makes up for the fact that you'll be forever broke.


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