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Don't do it. Dishonest company will set your career back years.

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Former Employee - Director  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

I worked at CEB full-time for more than a year

Pros

as an employee you do get access to all of the research and can learn a lot about business that will help you in your future positions. Co-workers and peers are good people.

Cons

Where to begin. Sr. Leadership is invisible and completely out of touch with the employees. CEO holds all hands via a chat tool? No feeling of working for a single company and only those who have grown up in CEB and never worked anywhere else have any voice or authority. Almost impossible to succeed or even feel a part of the comapny if you come from the outside with experience. The "CEB culture" is almost cult-ish and they have even made up terms for use in the research that isn't even known in the outside world they serve. Research and advisors have rarely, if ever come from the actual roles they support and have no working or applicable knowledge of anything they create or support. Management is a complete joke as are the politics. Dishonest recruiters don't tell you everything you should know until you find them out on your first day when it is too late. Work life balance is non-existant and leaders don't care, especially if you are in sales. Long hours and time away from your family is expected during the holidays, including Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve. VERY high attrition is due to the basic fact that people do not like being treated poorly without adequate pay, benefits, or respect. Not sure the facade that exists now can be sustained over many more years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention and actually talk to the people, live. Decisions are being made without any input from the people doing the work. There is no connection to the people at all. Too much reliance on people who have no idea what they are doing. Management at the mid levels is incompetent. Fund efforts that will help build the talent and take those programs seriously. When there are good external people who join, they leave within a year when they see the real CEB.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at CEB full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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