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This was a great company to work for

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Director
Former Employee - Account Director

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

CEB is loaded with extremely bright and successful people and - in many cases - it is an extremely well run machine. It is a unique culture where you can count on having many people vested in your success. The products and research they put out are world class. There are many "lifers" there - if you find that it is a good cultural fit for you, you're likely to stay a long, long time. Senior leadership is almost always approachable. If you want to make moves from one type of career in CEB to another, leaders are almost always willing to try to facilitate that. If you can do well at CEB, you will likely do well anywhere.

Cons

The downside to that unique culture is that it spurs a bit of a love/hate relationship - either you like it or you don't. If you prefer a west-coast business culture, you might like their west coast office, but you might struggle at HQ. Either as a product of being a research organization or as a product of having so many lifers, the speed of thought around innovating the business is on the slow side. Things tend to be VERY process oriented. That process makes things run well, bu slows things way down and doesn't allow for a lot of outside the box thinking. Oddly, CEB tends to be a little slow at adopting its own best practices. The business growth as a whole - while quite healthy - is not fast. In many cases the roles and responsibilities are rather finite. You are either in research, in sales or in advisory and you're taking on one of 2-3 types of roles. Note that I still rate CEB highly - much of the cons are rather nuanced.

Advice to Management

Look further out on the horizon - innovate faster and more often.

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  1. False Promises

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at CEB full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people and decent compensation

    Cons

    cold-calling all the time
    Delusional employees who buy into the scam that is upper management

    Advice to Management

    stop harassing executives


  2. Great Learning Opportunities

    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Pros: Experience- Working with top executives or major companies is something you cannot get everywhere. Also you get to do a variety of type of work including web writing, tool creation, research, and benchmarking. The research process is something that will improve analytical skills greatly as well.

    Cons

    There is "red tape" and things take a while to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and promote your smart analysts.


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