The Conference Board Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Great place with great management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at The Conference Board (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open office environment with great people including management

    Cons

    Salaries are not the largest you will find


  2. Great Place to Start Your Career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Service Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Service Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, corporate feel with a non-profit attitude

    Cons

    The salary will not keep an ambitious employee there very long, but they are forthcoming about their tight budget. Also, the silo culture is very real there. The individual departments do not talk to one another. Certain departments feel overlooked and under-appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to get the departments working together better.


  3. Great employees, backwards leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful office, depending on the position access to conferences and thought leadership. Employees are usually willing to help and collaborate and are very bright (lots of Ph.Ds). The research function of the organization is great.

    Cons

    Employees are undervalued, almost an afterthought to organization-wide changes. Leadership is constantly throwing new programs aimed at helping various ailments, but the true solution is simply to value employees more. Resources are limited, so offer other incentives or scale back on deliverables. Overwork, burnout and employee engagement are serious problems at lower levels of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Do not overwork your employees, they are a valuable asset and overworking can lead to disengagement. The organization feels more corporate than non-profit, which is an issue at a small organization.


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  5. Needs Improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many employees can work from home at least some of the time. Good work life balance.
    Nice people.

    Cons

    Top heavy organization. Senior execs are overpaid and support staff are underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries!


  6. Comfortable but not progressive

    Former Employee - Client Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Development Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at The Conference Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and flexible. Made some friendships

    Cons

    Works like an outdated non-profit company

    Advice to Management

    use your talent


  7. Helpful (2)

    Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Conference Board

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home, big beautiful office, snacks, coffe, tea

    Cons

    No room for growth, random lay offs


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not applicable

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Applicable in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Not Applicable in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Conference Board

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility with work hours
    working from home
    vacation package
    nice office atmosphere

    Cons

    senior management/CEO disconnect from rest of the organization
    no room for career growth
    low compensation
    employee "say" seems to be for show, no outcome
    high turnover

    Advice to Management

    start actively trying out ideas from employees rather than staying on the one track mentality that hasn't been working. create opportunities for those who want to move up. create incentives to keep our valuable people.


  9. Helpful (6)

    An organization that needs to seriously rethink its priorities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Conference Board

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance; good place for entry-level professionals looking to develop new skills; front line staff is warm and collegial

    Cons

    Organization focused on revenue chasing at the expense of quality, member needs and employees; CEO is more concerned with processes and technology than people; senior leadership cronyism; no career path for mid-level managers

    Advice to Management

    It's now the time to remember the organizational mission and the values that used to make this company great. Focus on the core business and stop getting distracted with "promising" new revenue streams that continue to fail or fizzle out. Build up your support function capacity so that the organization can deliver quality research and programs to its members. Support future leadership that will bring on positive change and have a collaborative mindset. And perhaps, on occasion, read and follow your own research and recommendations for action.


  10. Helpful (3)

    10 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex time I was allowed to grow a dept. But after 10 year was laid off due to the economy.

    Cons

    Unchangeable. The aenior management need to realize that the have real people working there and work on creating the family environment of the past

    Advice to Management

    Be more forward thinking and not just pet projects that come at the whim of the ceo and cfo.


  11. Helpful (2)

    A Company with Interesting Research but Slow Innovation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Conference Board

    Pros

    Heads of research departments are doing interesting/quality research

    Cons

    Only a few select departments/teams (CCI and Econ indicators teams) generate notable research



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