25+ days off/year for junior level staff. Flex work hours and remote working are common.
Poor 401k match - fluctuates every year
I'm seeing a lot of erroneous information, let me correct a few things: You get 20 days (not 25) PTO/year plus holidays (10). No separate sick time, it all comes out of PTO. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The health care plans are not what they used to be. There are three options, the cheapest (and the premiums are double what they used to be) is a high deductible plan with an HSA that covers half of the deductible, with options to add on dental, vision, life insurance, etc. Working from home is an option depending on the position (low-mid level employees are expected to be in the office 90% of the time and if the office is closed due to snow you will be expected to work from home). The referral bonus has been temporarily suspended, as has cell phone benefits for managers, and the 401k "matching" program is a joke. This past year they decided to match 40 cents on the dollar up to 4% of your salary, which to me isn't "matching" anything, plus there's the 2 year vesting, which seems about average. The 10 hours of charity and 10 hours for "healthy life" that employees get every month are also a bit of a joke, don't expect to be able to use them, at least not consistently. Every manager-level person I've spoken to seems to have a different understanding of how they work, and my direct manager even told me that if you took one you had to work an extra hour that week to make up for it. Never had to use maternity leave but I haven't heard any complaints about it. The commuter benefits is just a website where you sign up to have the money taken out of your paycheck before taxes, the company itself does not subsidize the high cost of parking or commuting in DC. A lot of other things that are touted as benefits (happy hours, parties, potential for earning trips, getting involved in charity projects, free sodas) are just baubles that they use instead of fair pay to trick recent college grads into working here. All in all, the benefits seem pretty standard, nothing special, and any glowing descriptions of them written before June 2016 can basically be discarded.
Healthcare is a bit expensive but coverage is pretty great. They have healthy life hours you can use to go work out during the week or you can take time off of work to help volunteer which is great! A TON of PTO days almost to the point where it is hard to use all of them.
There was a nice amount of paid vacation at The Advisory Board Company. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone.
The company offers a standard benefit package. Some additional perks include the opportunity to take up to 10 hours/month to do community service.
benefits are outstanding, competitively comprehensive
We have a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.
If they cut benefits any further, we won't have any left: Healthcare: premiums and cost sharing doubled 401k match: so low I almost wonder why they bother Education subsidy: gone Emergency childcare: gone Cell phone subsidy: gone, except for most frequent travelers Referral bonus: gone! (Does the company not want good people?) Vacation is nice at 5 weeks, except if you work in consulting you are still rated based on the hours you put in....
The Advisory Board Company pays out 401k match and annual bonus annually. 6 months apart. This means whenever you leave the company, you lose one or the other that year. The Advisory Board's employee healthcare options are poor and expensive. The Advisory Board does not offer sufficient budget for individual training. $1200 per year for a senior/lead technical position does not cover the cost of a single class, much less travel or expenses. We used our training budget for books like it's the 90's again. Taking vacation in excess of 3 days was prohibited by my Senior Director The company offers monthly leave for personal health and volunteerism. In 4 years, I have yet to meet an employee who has successfully used any of this leave. I am on-call 24x7, the company refused to reimburse for phone expenses.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.