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Advisory Board Associate Director Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2018

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Advisory Board CEO Robert W. Musslewhite
Robert W. Musslewhite
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  1. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support, excellent professional level and team, great place to work.

    Cons

    I performed in Latin America and we felt quite isolated from the headquarters organisation.

    Advisory Board2016-12-21
  2. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and fun enviroment

    Cons

    Praise NEW ideas even if they are bad or wrong .

    Advisory Board2018-01-17
  3. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, young motivated individuals work here

    Cons

    Lack of clear career pathing, constant reorganization

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees career paths, focus on retaining talented staff. Employee engagement is key to the success at this organization. Great company culture and benefits, however

    Advisory Board2017-10-30
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Associate DIrector"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexibility, fun co-workers, young culture,

    Cons

    poor compensation, poor communication, egocentric leadership, constant massive re-orgs, seemingly on a yearly basis, HR is clueless about the racism, bigotism, and sexism that occurs

    Advisory Board2017-04-10
  5. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong sales training. Ample opportunity for growth if you are able to demonstrate early success.

    Cons

    Young, inexperienced middle management which is often unable to provide strategic and thoughtful guidance needed to navigate customer challenges.

    Advisory Board2017-01-14
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Unique Culture, Frustrating Politics, Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst – Associate Director in Vernon Hills, IL
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -higher very young staff members -very structured expectations -lots of paid holidays, more than usual -healthy bonus opportunities, good payout -low healthcare premiums -close-knit teams, fun events

    Cons

    -frustrating corporate politics/structure in main office (based in Washington DC) -unfortunately, non-DC offices seemed to get passed over for promotions and DC-folks were often inserted above those more qualified at other offices. often seemed that non-DC offices were neglected/forgotten, and were separate from the core DC culture. -very different office culture coming out of DC than other offices, often seemed... to hire more based on university name and looks than other offices... team definitely has a specific ivy league/old money "look" that they seem to prefer. -very "feelings" based communication, most internal stress/escalation seemed to stem from an assumption about how a client was feeling and how to mitigate that feeling. can be very reactive to client feelings, spend a lot of time coaching employees on how to behave more than how to get things done. very account-management-based value system.

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    Advice to Management

    the tone set by upper management was often that of elitism, and that can be very demoralizing for folks who don't have a highly privileged background. employees want to be built-up, but don't want to feel like "less than" because of where they started.

    Advisory Board2016-10-31
  7. "Nice Place to be"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are great, advancement opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Low salaries, they "restructure" often as a result of overhiring.

    Advisory Board2016-07-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was at ABC for 4.5 years and thoroughly enjoyed the culture - there are politics of course, but less here than other similar sized companies. Hard work is rewarded and there is definitely upward and lateral mobility

    Cons

    Management in some departments (marketing, account management) aren't always open to new ideas - they stick with tried and true ways of doing things Very difficult to coordinate between revenue-generating departments, and people sometimes end up competing with each other to get dollars from the same client

    Advisory Board2016-04-03
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work for a few years"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - smart people - good culture - nice people - learn a lot

    Cons

    - set way of doing things - little thinking outside the box - paralysis by analysis - group think - boys club - overworked, underpaid - lack innovation (for technology company)

    Advice to Management

    bring more outside people to push innovation and disrupt antiquated way of doing things

    Advisory Board2016-02-21
  10. "Great place for developing"

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    Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at the Advisory Board Company will give less-experienced employees the chance to take on real responsibility - communicating with executives, managing customer relationships, managing projects - that they might not get at other companies. There is pretty decent work-life balance, and you will learn a ton about healthcare.

    Cons

    Advisory Board pays under-market, probably by about 20% or so. It's also a personality- and consensus-driven company, which can enable charismatic personalities to dominate. Lastly, the technical staff is all over the map. While Advisory Board has acquired some talent through M&A, most of its legacy products are built/managed by teams who have struggled to keep up with modern product development practices.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for balanced decisions. Hire individuals with strong operational expertise.

    Advisory Board2015-12-11
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