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Helpful (2)

Not a bad place to put in a year before moving to greener pastures...

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

I worked at CEB full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

when smaller, junior positions carried a lot of responsibility early in the career and gave great experience. Upward trajectory was strong when the company was growing at 20%+ per year. Rare opportunity to work with senior executives at prestigious client firms early in one's career.

Cons

work-life balance is very poor, most positions at junior and mid- levels are underpaid, and the exec level tends to micromanage (lots of mandates to "drop everything and do this right now!"). Company tendency to overinvest in sales/marketing and underinvest in product/service has increased in recent years. Corporate values have definitely eroded since the IPO/pre-IPO years...

Advice to Management

Accountability for MD/ED/GM executive staff has been poor. Work-life balance needs to be improved. Employee churn at junior levels needs to be reduced or else risk poisoning your future market of middle managers and executives.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great People, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    What kept me at CEB for four years was amazing coworkers. Great team environment on the research side of the organization. Also, a great opportunity to work with senior executives, especially if you just graduated from college.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, and there is no creative thinking amongst senior management - everybody is drinking the same kool-aid.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Intellectually challenging positions with opportunity to grow and fantastic team members!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement (cross-practice and function)
    Dynamic roles working alongside bright and motivated team members
    Partnership with and exposure to C-Suite executives
    Helpful and supportive management team
    Great benefits with generous PTO and holiday leave
    FUN environment and great office culture

    Cons

    Content can be very challenging to learn, and can require you to go above and beyond to ramp up quickly - requires self -motivation and intellectual curiosity

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