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CEB Arlington Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance, great coworkers (in 132 reviews)

  • By helping c-level executives, you can have a big impact on the world's best companies - very rewarding (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation may be slightly low compared to industry standards but work-life balance is much higher compared to industry standards (in 65 reviews)

  • Sometimes sclerotic senior management processes (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits and pro-employee culture. Great hours, comraderie and very humble and easy-to-approach managers. I love working here and the team I work with. Firm values support employees pursuing their interests and provide the flexibility to move divisions and even geographies within the company.

    Cons

    Turn-over: This is more internal movement where employees move positions within the company to explore their interests but it means you may see a bit of movement once you have become comfortable with your group. Compensation may be slightly low compared to industry standards but work-life balance is much higher compared to industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain company culture, adjust compensation to market rates


  2. "CEB- What the best companies do."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Backup Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Backup Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Friendly and outgoing staff. PTO, and benefits are good. Excellent place to work. bonus structure is good.

    Cons

    The review process is a little odd. Then team communications needs to be a bit better. Along with the team structure.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good just needs to provide a bit more direction and insight into current and future projects.


  3. "Senior Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot to learn here and lots of wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    CEB isn't doing very well financially..


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not a research position, misleading job title"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Other analysts are very smart and very nice

    Cons

    "Research Analysts" do no research. We are only glorified administrative assistants. When actual Research is done, the conclusions are just thrown out and the researchers are reprimanded because management doesn't think it can sell the research

    Massive amounts of burocracy, spent hours everyday filling out forms. Makes office space look like a documentary.

    Micro managing, down to the font your notes use.

    Turnover is so great it affects your ability to do your job. Not many people make it over a year.

    Extremely Low pay for long hours. Was forced to work holidays and most days well past midnight.

    Advice to Management

    Change the research analyst job title to administrative assistant. stop lying to potential employees by promising them a research position.

    The massive turnover should be a hint you are doing something wrong. Hopefully gartner can fix it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Variable Comp, Hyperactive Sales Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variable comp, senior clients, intellectually stimulating products

    Cons

    Overzealous sales culture that hurts company and sales rep credibility

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the sales process


  7. "Career Starter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Commercial Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment. Depending on your team/ practice, you will be able to work along side individuals who are good people at heart and value your as a colleague and human. There are many career opportunities but the company is really about who you know and not really what you know.
    Good place to start your career but I can't see myself staying for over 2 years.

    Cons

    Not a diverse culture
    Passive aggressive management
    Low Pay
    Can be "clique-y"
    Fake vibes and a-lot of sucking up
    Personal con- company is too big and sometimes it's easy to feel like your efforts don't matter

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a diverse culture by hiring talent from various cultural backgrounds. Increase employee pay


  8. "Good place to start a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project/Technical Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Project/Technical Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Workforce is pretty young, gives great exposure to a variety of technical tools and processes, decent growth potential, possible network building with clients

    Cons

    Pay is VERY low relative to other companies, management seems a bit aimless sometimes, benefits are also very lackluster, work-life balance during busy periods is terrible (110+ hour weeks)

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the philosophy of hiring in new grads at super low salaries and burning through them - you won't retain strong talent at your current rates of pay


  9. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, Visibility to C-Suite, Great company to start a career

    Cons

    Management, Product Worth, Not allowed any days off at end of year


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for someone to start straight out of college, get valuable training, and leave after 2 years for a better job and an exciting company. If you did not start at CEB out of college, stay far away from here because you will not make much money in sales. When you see some of the top sales reps in the organization far behind goals it tells you a big story on how the value to employees.

    Cons

    Suffocating sales culture, micromanagement stifles creativity and growth, constant backstabbing, Very inexperienced and immature management team, revolving door, sales compensation plans are very uncompetitive compared to their industry lacks energy, sucks the life out of you if you have to go into an office, and find myself constantly competing against other CEB products while in the sales cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach to our customers, hire a new CHRO who can come in with fresh ideas and fix a very poor employee culture.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Disgraceful management and bad business practices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Sales Effectiveness Solutions in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director, Sales Effectiveness Solutions in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues that are extremely intelligent and being supported with data and facts.

    Cons

    If you're in need of poor leadership, lies from executives and lack of guidance and direction, this is the place for you. They will take take take and as soon as you run into hurdles, they will fire you for illegitimate reasons. This place should be shut down simply for the fact that no one in charge knows what they're doing. You will be lied to and cheated out of money as well.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, you're pathetic.



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