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Great as first job with no experience, bad for long term growth. Used as a launch pad for early career

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Former Employee - User Support Specialist in Washington, DC
Former Employee - User Support Specialist in Washington, DC

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

Pros

-Great, young, vibrant culture
-Extraordinary internal career opportunities
-Opportunity for flex roles and travel

Cons

-High turnover, "revolving-door" attitude for entry level positions
-Very low salaries compared to industry averages
-Support departments aren't adequately managed and given proper attention/directives, firm focus is strictly on revenue making teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on skill development. Train middle managers in professional management skills, as unqualified low-level positions are promoted in to manager roles prematurely. Offer competitive salary to attract and keep talent.

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    Great opportunities for advance, could be better paid

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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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

    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
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