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CEB Chicago Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and opportunities for development (in 146 reviews)

  • CEB provided an amazing stepping stone to build the confidence to speak to C-level Executives at a strategic level (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation may be slightly low compared to industry standards but work-life balance is much higher compared to industry standards (in 67 reviews)

  • Sometimes sclerotic senior management processes (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Business Development Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Young and vibrant office
    BPDS program helps pave a clear career path
    Competitive Pay and commission
    Opportunity to talk to C suite executives at major organizations

    Cons

    Success depends heavily on your team placement and manager


  2. "Business Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive but unified work environment. Everyone is pretty young and always looking to help each other out.

    Cons

    Very niche product that can be difficult to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the Sales executives associates work with have just as much to do with an associates production because of the quality of their territory.

  3. "Great First Job, but lost its culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of opportunities to grow, and very good training program.

    Cons

    Your experience and future with the company really depends on your management. There isn't a lot of consistency among managers and teams. So luck of the draw where you are placed.

    Advice to Management

    Put as much, if not more effort into hiring Top Tier managers vs. account managers. Poor management and poor attention to staff is a reason why they had so much turn over if high quality staff.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "CEB - High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers nice people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of chiefs too much oversight

    Advice to Management

    More transparency to the teams


  5. "Great People, Boring Job"

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    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, young coworkers, lots of outside events, and a real dedication to corporate responsibility

    Cons

    Can be tedious, just switched hands to Gartner, not too exciting of a job


  6. "Great place to work for millennials"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, team environment, social community

    Cons

    Management structure, pay structure, very young company, a lot of internal conflicts

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teams and actually take feedback instead of trying to explain a problem away


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young and fun company to work for with great work/life balance.

    Cons

    With it being such a large company, it is difficult to be able to be "heard."

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tremendous Turn Over"

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    Former Employee - BDX in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - BDX in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young workplace. Good office location. Decent pay. That's about it.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? CEB disguises the BDX & AMX roles as consultative roles when in reality this is nothing more than a burn & churn sales job for kids straight out of college with no real-world experience. The job requires non-stop cold-calling under high pressure from management to meet quota. Speaking of management...it's an absolute joke. I've seen plenty of people complain about their managers during my year at CEB and it's totally warranted--leadership is severely lacking. However, the most outstanding negative about CEB is the turn-over. I left CEB in 2015. Fast-forward 2 years later and the vast majority of the entire Chicago office has turned over. I'm talking at least 80% and that's not an exaggeration. Nobody stays at CEB because there are better much jobs out there.


  9. "CEB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best colleagues I've ever worked with. All of my coworkers exhibit a high level of intelligence and integrity.

    Cons

    May of my coworkers seem to have technology issues.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in improving the company's tech - both internal and client facing.


  10. "Good people, Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and learning environment. Build your own personal brand and move up the ladder quickly. Commission based on performance.

    Cons

    Sometimes tedious work that must get done. Not many travel opportunities at first. Ask alot of questions during recruitment to make sure the job fits you.


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