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Advisory Board Reviews

Updated October 15, 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 138 reviews)

  • "Great benefits including 21 days off" (in 55 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. Helpful (1)

    "Sorry to see it go"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead Data Scientist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Data Scientist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advisory Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part about ABC was the people. I worked alongside the best and brightest I had ever worked with in 30+ years in IT. The Austin office was really beautiful and well located.

    Cons

    The company was acquired by United Healthcare in mid-2017 and my division was axed. Otherwise, the worst thing about ABC (at least the Austin office) was the coffee, which was mediocre at best.

    Advice to Management

    I really, truly wish you had stayed independent. I have looked at the job listings at the company that acquired you, and nothing seems as compelling as the position I had when it was ABC.


  2. "Coordinater"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advisory Board full-time

    Pros

    Get a great oer veiw of the company. Room to explore intrests.

    Cons

    Treated like the help at times. Low wages.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Operations Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome - I have loved getting to work with some of the most fun, talented and lively bunch of people.

    Cons

    The culture has drastically changed since the recent acquisition with Optum/United Health Group. There is no longer a real ability to move internally unless you want to position yourself commercially.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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