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Updated September 23, 2018
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Advisory Board CEO and Director Robert W. Musslewhite
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Pros
  • "Good diversity and respect for work/life balance" (in 136 reviews)

  • "Very laid-back work environment; I don't feel like I'm being watched for progress at all and many employees frequently work from home as they desire" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work/life balance is the trade off" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Pay is well below industry average, at least for entry level roles" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time

    Pros

    flexibility and managers are great

    Cons

    little clarity on how to grow career


  2. "Client Service Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time

    Pros

    Young and inclusive environment in the office. As an entry level employee, you are exposed to a lot of the decision making process among your teams, which ultimately helps gain a lot of experience. Generous PTO, work from home and benefits.

    Cons

    Promotion stage is not concrete.

  3. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best employee benefits for all employees.

    Cons

    No Cons I have observed throughout my job


  4. "finding it's way with new ownership"

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

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    still a great group of smart people, experience varies depending on BU

    Cons

    research division in need of service offering changes/updates


  5. "Lots of growth opportunity, now owned by Optum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time

    Pros

    Great people. A lot of independence offered to managers. Great growth opportunity to move around in the organization and build new skills. Good diversity and respect for work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to know what is next now that it's owned by Optum. Slowdown in sales over last years.


  6. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    The salary is great however be prepared to re pay tuition and other perks if you leave before one year of service to the organization.

    Cons

    The acquisition has negatively affected the day to day operations. It is not an enjoyable place to work by any means.


  7. "Great people, poor pay, lack of communication, great mission, driven people"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Advisory Board (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great mission, driven people, great training

    Cons

    Poor pay, lack of communication

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great until it wasn't"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ABC was an incredible place to work while it was growing. Great place to get your career started with good name recognition. Intelligent coworkers, managers who cared about your career trajectory, nice facilities, strong benefits including a ton of vacation time as well as hours for volunteering and working out, great work-life balance for the most part.

    Cons

    Pay has gotten a bit better in the last couple years but was extremely low especially for entry-level employee. Clear favoritism put some employees on the fast track to Director-level by age 25 while others were stuck with promotions every 1.5-2 years with no clear correlation to performance. I ultimately left due to job insecurity after the mass layoffs. When things started to go south prior to the United acquisition, it was beginning to morph into a shell of the successful company it had been and by now much of the talent and things that made it a great place to work are gone.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advisory Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large opportunity to grow and move throughout the company. Incredibly social place to work both in the office and outside of the office. Very young employees for a company.

    Cons

    Not salary competitive compared to other companies. Like all places, you will not do well here if you aren't well liked. This company is particularly social, (which can be a great thing for networking, etc.) but if you do not value that culture in your day-to-day, it can be challenging. There is a high and frequent amount of turnover.


  10. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time

    Pros

    Good brand name in health care, smart team members, and young company

    Cons

    Poor managers and very high turnover in light of new acquisition


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