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Updated May 23, 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 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)

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  1. "Great if given opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome employer, diversity and inclusion friendly, rewarded for excellent work

    Cons

    Staffing model requires lots of effort from employees, do less with more.

    Advice to Management

    Information is leaked, consider being more transparent


  2. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Fun workforce that hires a lot of driven sales people. Can make a good amount in bonuses if you have the right support staff.

    Cons

    Support staff is lacking, which can impact your yearly bonuses and success. Much stronger support for internally promoted people than external hires.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are giving everyone the support they need to hit goal.


  3. "Young culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Arlington, VA

    I worked at CEB (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High energy environment
    Good research
    Great training for straight out of college

    Cons

    Low pay
    Management issues, too many unexperienced leaders
    Not good for work-life balance


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young environment, fair salary for the work

    Cons

    Hard to move within the company


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Beware of the sexism and racism"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright, energetic colleagues doing outstanding work on behalf of the most recognized and leading companies in industry.

    Cons

    Has a "burn and churn" company culture which results in high turnover and over stressed employees. Also has an awful lot of sexism and racism.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Business Development Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to connect with C-Level Executives

    Cons

    Horrible Commercial Support Managers
    People are too cliquey


  9. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEB had a very relaxed environment and the people are all great. Rossyln is also a great area with many food options. The PTO is also very generous.

    Cons

    The pay could be better and the work flow tends to be very uneven. There will be periods of time with not much to do and then times where you have more on your plate than reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    There is often a disconnect between upper management, which can make delivering the reports they want difficult. Management also tends to throw around buzzwords to make bad situations more appealing.


  10. "Great People, Boring Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Director Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation unless you start straight from college. Comp plan though confusing is very rewarding to over performance. The actual work with customers is invigorating and is legitamitley enjoyable.

    Cons

    Petty, back stabbing political culture that is wreckless and counter productive. Countless people are 'managed out' yet become top producers at other companies. Lack of development - you will not be developed here as management lacks the bandwidth to address development issues and corporate resources are out of touch to actually make a difference.

    Clique oriented political culture dominated by 20 somethings fresh out of school. Those 20 somethings are managed by pious 40 somethings that have never worked anywhere except CEB.

    SF office happens to be the exception to the rule as that office has the best management talent in the company across the board.

    Executive Management is mostly out of touch and lacks leadership strengths that inspire. New Gartner acquisition lends itself to help in this aspect.

    Advice to Management

    To executive management: Quit. Your ineptitude is illustrated in the lack of direction with failed integrations of aquisitions and exodus of talent. San Francisco is home to some of the most capable middle management talent in corporate America. Lean on them to salvage the new company that is now Gartner.

    Metrics management is not leadership.


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