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Great learning experience, great people, performance reviews require politicking

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA

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

Pros

Great skill building organization that prepares you to succeed in current and future work environments.

Cons

Performance reviews for promotional considerations tend to require politicking and merit alone will not always get you the desired outcome.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Calibrate more broadly across a larger talent pool so individuals in strategic company growth roles are rewarded for driving a disproportionally high amount of org value.

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Positive Outlook

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    Great life-work balance, good growth opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at CEB full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The experience at CEB really depends on which function and practice you work in. If you work in sales, especially at an entry level position, your job won't be too exciting and pay is not that great. If you work in research, the pay is more competitive as CEB hires entry-level analyst positions from Ivy League universities. But even within research the work-life balance is variable depending on which practice you are in. I have heard mixed things from my colleagues. But in my own personal experience I work 40-45 hours a week, and receive adequate compensation. Although the base pay is relatively low (~50k for campus hires), bonuses can range upwards of 40% of base depending on performance.

    Cons

    There is a lot of inefficiencies and bureaucracies. The quality of the job at CEB will definitely depend on who your manager is. Mine is a pleasure to work for, but I have heard some not-so-good stories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review manager performance to make sure that they are able to keep their direct reports motivated and satisfied.

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

    Managed like a Fraternity.

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

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

    Pros

    Access to research that is normally given to C-Level execs. The people doing the work are actually much more intelligent, resourceful, and innovative that the leadership.

    Cons

    Completely inept leadership that leads by intimidation, digging for gossip, and heresay. Not convinced that the top leadership in sales knows how to run a business. Total lack of collaboration from those that have valuable input. Business processes change with the wind. Promotions and recognition are made as if it's a popularity contest and just an exrtension of the college greek system. Inappropriate relationships, unethical behavior and lying are condoned and offenders are those at the top in leadership positions. Just waiting for the day when they get a real HR group and act like a business instead of a fraternity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some education and training in how to manage a business. Get rid of the Middle Market leadership! The washed up high school football coach mentality is not motivating to the team. Start to pay attention to what is going on yourself instead of relying on the interesting gossip and rumors that are believed because you are too lazy to leave your office and make your own observations. The staff does not trust the leadership at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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