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EAB Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Colleges & Universities
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At EAB, we are making education smarter.

We harness the collective power of more than 1,200 educational institutions to generate insights that address education leaders’ top challenges.

Then we apply these insights through ... Read more

Mission: Make education smarter and our communities stronger.

Company Updates

  • We are proud to be named one of the 2018 Top Workplaces by The Washington Post and our staff. They share “…EAB is a great place to be to help the higher education sector in a meaningful and positive way.”

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EAB – Why Work For Us?

EAB Life at a Glance

At EAB we harness the collective power of more than 1,200 educational institutions to generate insights that address education leaders’ top challenges. Then we apply these insights through research, technology, and services: We help leaders find and enroll the right students through enrollment marketing and financial aid optimization. We support student success through our student success management system, which helps advisors, faculty, and staff guide students through school and to the post-graduate outcomes students want. And we provide institutions with the strategic guidance and data they need to improve mission-critical outcomes and prepare for tomorrow’s students.    

We make education smarter and our communities stronger.  Learn more about our mission and values HERE

At EAB, we serve not only our members but each other—that's why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their community. See how we've been recognized for this dedication to our employees (as a former division of The Advisory Board Company):

  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality—2018, 2017
  • Chamber RVA, Richmond Young Professionals Top Workplace Finalist (large business)—2018 
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, Top Workplaces—2017
  • NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women—2017
  • Working Mother, 100 Best Companies—2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Washington Business Journal, Corporate Philanthropy by Volunteer Hours (large companies)—2017, 2016
  • Washingtonian, Tech Titans—2017, 2015, 2013

We believe in the power of education to transform.  We understand that the work we do directly contributes to student success at an individual level, opening doors and changing lives.  Because of this simple but important truth, we are motivated by a cause larger than any one person.  In order to solve educations biggest challenges, we look for exceptional colleagues who challenge us to grow and continually improve.  We believe that experience and skill can be developed in motivated and smart people who believe in our mission and culture. 

We recruit and cultivate thinkers, dreamers, doers, disruptors, creators, innovators, advisers, change makers, researchers, readers, writers, coders, inventors, and leaders. Check out our Careers Page

Investing in Your Career

It’s our priority that from day one team members feel part of the EAB community. All team members experience New Hire Orientation together to receive all the information needed for a strong start.  Throughout your career, EAB invests in your development. Programs include: 

Quest:  We believe in developing our team members into tomorrow’s leaders. QUEST is a leadership experience for team members early in their professional career that includes the opportunities to interact with all departments, solve real business problems with senior leaders, cultivate their personal brand, and participate in an internal internship.   

Orientation@EAB:   The goal of the Orientation@EAB experience is to ensure new team member feels welcome and part of a network from day one, that they are engaged and excited about what we do, and have the knowledge and resources, so they can hit the ground running.  

EAB University:  Our continuing education platform is open to anyone at the company where we host in-person and online trainings focused on soft-skills, technical skills, and industry and business education.  

Manage@EAB: To equip our managers with the tools they need to be successful, we believe in intentional, immersive, and robust skill building at every level of management. We ask our managers to complete 20 hours of essential manager training in a cohort-based program designed to provide foundational skills and strategies to elevate manager effectiveness.

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Community Impact at EAB

EAB’s mission to make education smarter and our communities stronger infuses everything we do.  It’s by design that our work with our members and our communities intertwine: it allows us to have an outsized, positive impact. This service orientation strengthens our own organization, too— by creating skill-development opportunities beyond our office walls, and by giving employees the fulfillment of serving communities where they live and work.  

See the impact of Living Our Mission: 

Making Education Smarter

We take a three-pronged approach to improving educational outcomes.First, we provide area schools with hands-on support, such as tutoring, and offer pro bono support in operational effectiveness.Second, we drive community-wide impact by providing support to nonprofits or school systems delivering quantifiable results.Finally, we develop national partnerships with organizations that have large data sets and are focused on enabling low-income students to achieve higher education success, then use our predictive analytics and proven intervention strategies to partner with these groups in improving access to and success in higher education. Impact at a glance*

  • 13,300 children directly supported
    Over 40% of our employees volunteered directly with young people across 2014 and 2015. They also engaged in 80+ pro bono projects supporting youth-serving nonprofits, touching thousands more lives
  • 8,000 community college students served
    With the launch of Navigate, our first program focused exclusively on community colleges, we’re helping students successfully overcome their most challenging roadblocks to graduation.
  • 100% of D.C. public school students empowered
    With the creation of My College Fact Finder, every student in District of Columbia Public Schools can now access information to choose a college where they have the best chance of thriving.

Making Our Communities Stronger

The path to smarter education begins with strong communities—that's why we are privileged to have deep relationships with high-impact nonprofits around the globe. Whether it’s mentoring children or helping high school students secure financial aid for college, EAB employees are dedicated to improving the communities where we live and work. Impact at a glance*

  • $630,025 raised
    Our colleagues walked, ran, swam, biked, donated, cold-called, and pounded the pavement to raise money for causes close to their hearts.
  • 332,000 lives touched
    This number grows by the minute, and we couldn’t be more proud of the countless ways our employees touch and improve the lives of those around them. Our people are change-makers who use their heads and their hearts to make a difference, starting at the ground level with our service-driven culture.
  • 12,920 meals provided
    By packing snack bags, hosting food drives, delivering meals, and preparing hot dinners for families in need, our colleagues provided nutritious food where needed.

*Impact statistics are as of 2016 and were measured in concert with then-colleagues of The Advisory Board Company 

Diversity and Inclusion at EAB

In order align with our mission to make education smarter and our communities stronger, we strive for a workplace that allows employees to bring their full selves to work. We are the sum of our collective experiences, characteristics, and skills, and we value unique perspectives and differences in opinion. We acknowledge biases as part of the human experience and guard against them negatively impacting our innovation and culture.  Learn more about our vision for Diversity and Inclusion here

Some of our efforts include:

Employee Resource Groups: EAB invests in groups within our organization to support team members and empower them to actively create and inclusive workplace. They are meant to serve as a place of community, connection and support for team members who identity with particular demographics. Examples include:

  • Mosaic: The goal of Mosaic is to cultivate, engage, promote and retain the next generation of highly engaged leaders of color at the forefront of higher education.   
  • OUT@EAB: The mission is to drive positive impact for LGBTQ individuals at the firm and within our broader communities.
  • Women@EAB: Women@EAB promotes a cohesive mission for women at the firm by promoting gender equity and increasing women’s advancement and engagement through a multitude of pathways and opportunities.  

Intersections Dialogue Series: Employees from different areas of the firm gather to over a shared meal to discuss topics of interest and expand their community and build a sense of connectedness.

Inclusion Insights: A weekly email is sent to team members with tactical practice tips and insights to enhance a culture of inclusion within your respective team and department.

EAB Reviews

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    I have been with EAB for over 10 years and continue to enjoy the culture, growth and opportunities the firm has to offer. I enjoy the autonomy to my day to day while having clear goals. The people that work here make this place special. It is a place where you feel supported to share new ideas, collaborate, grow and bring your whole self to work. So happy to be part of a service driven organization where we truly are making a positive impact on education.


    We are a growing company and with that comes change. You have to be excited and comfortable with change. We are always looking at what can we do better, how can we improve. Innovation drives us.

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EAB Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at EAB in July 2017.


    Applied online, and received invitation for phone screen after one week. The phone screening is standard, e.g., walking through resume, why this company, why this position, research experience. Few weeks later was contacted for a 90 minutes writing test and a 60 minutes case/fit interview. The writing test is reasonable and I enjoyed the process completing it. The case/fit interview is also enjoyable, as my interviewee is very friendly and professional. The staff I communicate with are very friendly and nice to talk with. Be prepared that they may adjust the position you are applying for through the process based on your performance.

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EAB Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace in Richmond, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2017
  • Top Workplace in Richmond, Richmond Times Dispatch, 2019

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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