CEB Reviews in London, England | Glassdoor

CEB London Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
101 reviews

Filter

Filter

London, England (UK)

3.2
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
Thomas L. Monahan III
49 Ratings

101 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Great work life balance and opportunities for development (in 140 reviews)

  • Being able to connect with C-Level Executives (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 65 reviews)

  • Sometimes sclerotic senior management processes (in 44 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work, smart people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, innovative business model, smart people, autonomy in managing your own business and how you go about it

    Cons

    Targets are challenging, often people struggle with achieving target

    Advice to Management

    progression seems too structured, take more risks with people


  2. "Good company, slow to get things done though"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    CEB has a great training, culture and colleagues, graduate pay is very good for what the role entails

    Cons

    However there is slow progression for high performers, repetitive work that gets boringand isn't challenging day to day, lots of micromanagement to do things the CEB way


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Illegal Missdialling!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - It's a job
    - some nice people work here
    - charity work is championed

    Cons

    - basically you have to cold call through a list and get meetings with senior executives (this is the client exposure they con you with)
    - misdialling - this involves phoning someone at a company and pretending you've been given the wrong number and asking for senior execs number,surely it's illegal!
    High turnover - anyone with promise leaves
    Huge gap in pay reward between directors and SSPD when a sale occurs.
    SSPD- our basically PA's
    - US control everything

    Advice to Management

    Look after your graduates more
    Be more transparent with your recruitment - what the job actually involves


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "events"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    Mainly young personnel - energy is great
    Charity friendly and encouraging

    Cons

    Having a degree is essential
    Needs to value the "workers" not just the management that reports to senior leaders

    Advice to Management

    No comment - Some are better than others......


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    young people, buzzy environment, location, enterprise contribution

    Cons

    Not much visibility on changes, career opportunities are limited, lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    make changes in the SSPD program. the retention level is very low. Create a decent incentive program to facilitate enterprise contribution


  7. "Potential for a vibrant and varied career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A constant learning opportunity. Great exposure to the world's most senior executives, as well as ambitious and capable colleagues. Job flexibility and a willingness to transfer strong employees into a variety of roles means that you can build a continually compelling career with CEB.

    Cons

    Leadership can be ponderous, taking too long to push through necessary changes. CEB knows what its challenges are, but can be too focused on short-term goals to implement the changes required for long-term success.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether CEB is a cash cow or a growth company, then invest accordingly. Trying to be a growth company while investing like a cash cow is failing on both counts.


  8. "Really Smart People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in the research and advisory part of the organization. CEBers are an intellectually curious bunch of people and the culture is genuinely nice and helpful. The business model gives us contact with hundreds of senior executives every year as we work on interesting business problems for them. Our clients are highly engaged and we've developed a reciprocal partnership with them that allows us to develop leading insights and business practices.

    The work itself is very interesting, intellectually stimulating and varied. One day I may be conducting an in-depth review of an evolving piece of research with my team, while the next I'll be doing sales support, partnering one-on-one with a client on a specific challenge they have or running a roundtable discussion for a group of clients.

    Cons

    There are often central process edicts that are overly complicated.
    Coordination between business lines is often poor and creates a drain on productivity.


  9. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Flexible working hours
    Good salary

    Cons

    Not many I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "CEB Graduate programme"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    - Good compensation structure
    - Friendly environment
    - lots of support from everyone
    - it has a central location
    - If you are good at sales you won't be micromanaged

    Cons

    - Unclear structure within the graduate programme
    - basically your job is cold calling all day
    - if your not good at sales you will struggle

    Advice to Management

    xx xx xx xx x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x


  11. "High turnover in this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent starting salary
    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Location
    -Good social scene

    Cons

    -Micro management
    -Favoritism
    -Long hours
    -No transparency in promotions


Showing 101 of 1,215 reviews
Reset Filters