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CEB Director Reviews

Updated March 29, 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 139 reviews)

  • The exposure to C level executives so early in your career is unprecedented (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. Helpful (2)

    "Good fast paced company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, nice bonus. Location is great just overlooking the river. Moving to new building in 2018.

    Cons

    Merging with Gartner, a little unsteady at the moment. Was released due to budget cuts. They dont give people much notice if let go.

    Advice to Management

    Help people understand when they will be release sooner if possible. Many people were blindsided over the years, including me.


  2. "Associate Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Progressive company. Smart people.

    Cons

    Not a software company, but a sales company. Terrible IT management.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Get some people interested in building quality software instead of cheapest.


  3. "Nice company, but needs to take its own advice"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people
    Great professional culture
    Good time off and management encourages you take it
    Decent salary for the workload, especially for the Bay Area.

    Cons

    CEB is about best practice research and they use almost none of those best practices within their own organization so far as I can tell.

    Advice to Management

    Mandate that CEB adopt the best practices that you share with your clients. You don't even train your sales employees with your own Challenger training sessions you sell.


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  5. "Great learning experiences --- impactful work..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have ever met. Working with CEB-ers is like an on-going graduate degree. Intellectually curious people who want to solve problems.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate!!


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director of Product Research in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Product Research in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEB (More than a year)

    Pros

    great culture! great work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes doesn't feel like they do much new product innovation


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Disgraceful management and bad business practices"

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    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a great reputation. Excellent ongoing training. Feedback and coaching for development is constant.

    Cons

    Your opportunities, pay and benefits will vary based on where you are placed. Employees are constantly pushed to do unreasonable amounts of work and met with very little flexibility in return. There was absolutely no diversity in any way. Much of the company is very young and professionalism suffered as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees are also human beings. Don't sacrifice long term success for short term panics.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Dillon, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Dillon, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You work with very smart people

    Cons

    The management is the worst. The company does not follow the best practices it sells.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  10. "Director, Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, civic minded company

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to new technology, many people have only worked here and are stuck in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace technology


  11. "Good culture, zero growth"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to get on phone with CXOs quickly.

    Great culture of working together, good internal partners.

    Cons

    CEB's business model has not evolved at all - they will tell you about big changes, but ultimately the core best practice groups are the same. That means when you cold call senior executives, you are basically giving them the same pitch some poor sales associate gave 8 years ago.

    Good luck trying to get anything done if it involves the slightest bit of creativity. You will hear No at least 10 times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the product and real innovation.