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Great Place for Recent Grads

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I worked at CEB full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Constant opportunities to advance
- Great exposure to senior leadership
- Intellectual contributions are truly recognized
- Amazing exposure to very senior clientele

Cons

- Work/life balance is a long-running joke
- Fast pace of the job translates into expectations of equally fast paced advancement; if you don't move up within six months-one year, you'll be forced out
- Middle management is exceedingly young and made up of a number of people who have only worked at CEB, resulting in a high-school cliquish environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring in people to the middle management layer who have worked elsewhere - constant promotion from within means your company culture becomes incestuous and not open to change.

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Other Reviews for CEB

  1.  

    Mixed bag

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CEB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meritocracy - you can rise quickly if you excel
    Work form home - At least partial work from home is possible
    Comp/Ben - Great base salary, benefits and commission structure

    Cons

    Territory - If you don't have a good territory it can be impossible to hit sales targets
    Resources - Given to those who excel (the rich get richer / coffee is for closers)
    Boiler room - Too much emphasis on metrics / hitting the number over quality of service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to develop your new talent or else you will continue to lose quality people before they ever have an opportunity to shine

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    If you have another offer, think twice...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Rosslyn, VA

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Location in Rosslyn might be a plus for some
    Offices are cubicle farms, but they are pretty modern
    Free food (for those who care about that...I personally don't)

    Cons

    Micro-management (at least on Sales side) and feels like being treated like a child
    Feels like there are more millennials here than any other company in the US, and while some are great, it feels like an unprofessional environment at times. Most people in sales are divas...rude, short, impatient....
    Turnover is very high
    Difficult to find work-life balance - you have decent PTO but they don't want you to use it all and it doesn't roll over
    Mandatory 10-hour days during certain times of the quarter/year, can't really enjoy Thanksgiving and Xmas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your sales staff with more flexibility since so much is demanded if us. This is an extremely high pressure environment. The firm values look great on paper, but it feels like management has created an environment where people do not truly adhere to them. Too many layers of complexity and inconsistency across he company, though I hear this is improving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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