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Hard work doesnt pay off- business development is miserable- cold calling all day

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Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Arlington, VA

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

Pros

the product is very insightful, and you will work with some of the smartest people (research not sales)-- so there is an opportunity to learn alot
people that are part of the click - even if they arent performing stay for a while- so good tenured people
building is metro accessible
classroom training is good but isnt really relevant to the job- and the managers that do on the job training are not helpful or supportive

Cons

expensive to park in building
very clicky caddy culture- people talk alot behind each others backs- not very supportive team- in fact the only thing that resembles a team is that you sell the same product-- people are out to get each other
managers are not supportive- very little help with learning- they treat you like you are 5
it takes ALOT longer to get promoted than they say... ALOT longer-- be prepared to wait
tedious work- same thing every day- alot of COLD calling- they count dials and post them up
culture is terrible- you dont even get to practice closing deals until you are there for what seems like forever -- even if you have been in a position where you have closed before
recruiting lies about future path

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be more honest in interview about what to expect. set realistic goals with employees- dont butter them up to what they want to hear- dont be so clicky

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great opportunity for your first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosslyn, VA

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Younger culture, great experience for people with less than five years of experience, opportunities to talk to and work with the c-level, lots of community involvement.

    Cons

    Managed by hearsay, conformist culture, groupthink, not managed by performance but by likeability, constantly changing standards based on your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what a position should look like and the goals that position should achieve, and then measure against it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience...for now

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

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

    Pros

    Network with senior execs
    Benefits/PTO
    work with very intelligent individuals who have attended top universities such as Harvard, Unv.Penn, Georgetown etc...
    Work for a global company and transfer into roles throughout the company.
    Earn free trips, free food and free gift cards based on performance
    Excellent training programs

    Cons

    Job becomes somewhat depressing depending on your role and you may dread having to come into work. Can be very boring doing same repetitive task and staring at the computer "scheduling"
    Not management consulting. Not even close to Boston Consulting, Booz, McKinsey etc.
    Not very diverse or inspiring peers. Numbing -one minded thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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