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CEB London Reviews

Updated November 30, 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 165 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 70 reviews)

  • Sometimes sclerotic senior management processes (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best training out there, generous salary, amazing atmosphere at work, quick career progression. The products are also great. All round nice place to be.

    Cons

    None that come to mind - doesn’t have a canteen so I have to go to sainsburies! Loads of opportunities in the company and you can go down whatever route you want.


  2. "Good entry level jobs"

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    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good line management, ample training opportunities, regular social activities

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty during take over of gartner

  3. "Ambiguous at best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, research, location, diversity, multicultural

    Cons

    The carrot is always out of reach, some departments are selective with who gets ahead but when a company messes with your bottom line (Salary, Bonus & Overtime) then you need to rethink the tenure

    Advice to Management

    Try being on the level.


  4. "OK Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Bright people
    - Good product and services

    Cons

    - Bad management
    - Cliquey environment
    - Shaky HR processes

    Advice to Management

    Get some training!


  5. "Successful in spite of itself"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    + exposure to working with/selling to enterprise companies
    + some pockets of very talented sales people
    + access to research can help as some form of mini MBA

    Cons

    + poor middle management from a sales coaching perspective
    + weird culture that couldn't embrace outside ideas
    + so behind the times on technology considering the depth and breadth of their content.

    Advice to Management

    Hire proper managers and give them autonomy and budget to tailor their approach to different products, regions and cultures


  6. "Great product but terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent research and smart senior management

    Cons

    Terrible middle management - successful sales people don't necessarily make good managers. Too much focus on volume selling which prevents any meaningful interaction with clients. Aggressive selling is very much felt by clients and discredits quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce volume of accounts to enable better quality interactions and stop focussing purely on the number.


  7. "Very poor management team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to top executives of the greatest firms and no limit to travel to get the work done. There are lots of training sessions as well.

    Cons

    The EMEA management team is totally disconnected from the business. They support each other to avoid accountability for the negative financial results, instead they blame the business development and account management teams.

    Advice to Management

    The US management should get rid of EMEA's management team if they ever want to really grow the business across borders.

  8. "Great team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A bit hectic at times

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus more on its core offering


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Long-time employee (10+yrs); cliche is true--great people but same crap"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -- intellectual stimulating work on cool challenging projects
    -- great people who you actually would be friends with outside of the office

    Cons

    -- culture is slowly eroding so that it's less & less about quality and more & more about quantity
    -- limited transparency into how much you're actually able to help clients so can be disheartening when you work hard and don't know if what you did actually helped the clients


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Consultant/Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture - open, friendly
    Passion - enthusiasm for hard work
    Overseas travel available
    Impressive client list
    Relaxed management and lack of ego's

    Cons

    Technology could be much better
    Sales are looked after much more than consulting
    Pay is 'ok'

    Advice to Management

    Pay and reward could be increased, as well as more defined career progression


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