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Advisory Board Senior Analyst Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2019

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Advisory Board CEO Robert W. Musslewhite
Robert W. Musslewhite
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  1. "Business Intelligence"

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, dynamic work, great benefits

    Cons

    A bit underpaid in the market but getting better

    Advisory Board2017-05-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous paid time off, fitness hours, management that care about employees

    Cons

    Pay may be less than comparative positions at other firms

    Advisory Board2019-04-19
  3. "Good place to start career, difficult for mid-level"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back company, with incredible smart talent. Technology driven and flexible. Plenty of opportunities to get exposure to a wide variety of research topics in healthcare.

    Cons

    Company business model is built on young talent, but doesn't have a good way to transition those folks into effective managers. Professionals coming from the outside are not appreciated for their skills or experience; rather they are molded into the typical cookie cutter model employee, or pushed out.

    Advisory Board2019-04-04
  4. "Great place to get career started"

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

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

    Pros

    - fast paced, challenging - customizable - ask for what you want to learn or do more of, and if you’ve mastered the basics of your role your manager is likely to help you get what you want BEST place to start your career - I learned so much in my 4 years at AB and got way more experience in each of my roles than I could have in a similar role at another company

    Cons

    Now part of Optum, which has pros/cons in and of itself - but in this case, adds more red tape and bureaucracy (but better business sense, honestly) to a company that has historically rewarded intelligence and strategic / critical thinking above all

    Advisory Board2019-03-29
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible work environment but growth potential depends on your manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Passionate, intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    Too much focus on expediency rather than quality Low salary Growing pains leading to disorganization Management is a mixed bag, partially due to high turnover

    Advisory Board2019-01-21
  6. "Good until acquisition took place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome talent Amazing work culture Good benefits Well known in the industry Great PTO

    Cons

    Average pay Limited growth opportunities Too much work load in some teams

    Advice to Management

    Acquisition of the company could have been handled in a better and much transparent way so that you would not have had such high attrition.

    Advisory Board2018-07-05
  7. "Good for new grads"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great entry level job, smart and nice people, young workforce, good work life balance and benefits, lots of responsibility at a young age

    Cons

    pay, high turnover, only a single career trajectory

    Advisory Board2018-03-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Peers are great, work is boring"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You’ll find smart, interesting peers who genuinely care about improving healthcare. In Research, you get a lot of exposure to senior executives that can help you develop executive presence. You’ll get really good at PowerPoint. Excellent PTO and maternity leave policies.

    Cons

    In research, the work is repetitive, managers are focused on process over quality, and new ideas are quickly stifled. Most talented people jump ship after a couple years, leaving those only who thrive on this anodyne culture, further intensifying its flaws. Low brand equity— this is not a recognizable name on your resume if you want to do anything outside healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t just pay lip service to innovation and new ideas — actually reward it. Take attrition seriously.

    Advisory Board2018-02-02
  9. "Good introduction to higher education and technology service delivery."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a mid-size company so you get exposure to many parts of the business. The employees are young. The work environment is fun.

    Cons

    Compensation is weak and promotions are mostly based on time in seat and less about performance. The role can become repetitive.

    Advisory Board2017-05-30
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Interesting company, incompetent middle management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay experience for being early in a career, lots of young people, hours are manageable.

    Cons

    Due to young work force, middle management just gets promoted for being there the longest yet they are unable to think for themselves. Overall business strategy is a focus on acquiring companies but not applying new strategies to current products. If you love love love marketing that's okay but not much else to offer.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to acquire tech companies and pivot to being a "tech" based health care service you actually have to integrate them internally. Every internal dept is so siloed its faster to ask the client for data you already have than to ask internally. Maybe fix that okay?

    Advisory Board2017-05-08
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