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Updated August 20, 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. "Very nice coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    San Francisco office is filled with terrific, nice, smart people . Great place for an early career. Welcoming team. Opportunity for growth and advancement. Great office location in financial district. Excellent management team that cares about the office and people.

    Cons

    Hard to compete with tech firm salaries.


  2. "Amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, great company to get your foot in the door with.

    Cons

    Don't always practice what they preach.

  3. "Bright, generous and humble"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers with positive intent, mostly supportive manager environment, C-level discussions will keep you sharp and challenged.

    Cons

    For a best practice firm, internal processes and goals sometimes don't align with what it really takes to be successful here.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of or simplify any process or practice that doesn't make it easy to support and grow clients.


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation; aggressive and fun environment.

    Cons

    Constantly changing sales goals are incredibly hard to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the offering as you increase year over year goals.


  5. "Business Development Specialist"

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    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


  6. "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.


  7. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a fast pace and generally employs good, competent people. The opportunity for upward mobility is pretty good. Bought by Gartner, which is also good.

    Cons

    The pay is a little bit low for some, but the benefits are good, which helps to compensate for that.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great training, decent pay, plenty of classes and helpful when learning. Management does a decent job.

    Cons

    They sell the job as business development but its 2-3 years of cold calling Senior Level Executives, many of whom have been called on for years and do not want the services they offer. They lie about how much turnover there is due to the monotony of the work and stress.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to 22-23 year olds and pressuring them into this job with the promise that they can move to another


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    This used to be a good company and at minimum, a decent resume builder. There were a bunch of nice people, but a lot have left. Location is convenient to the metro.

    Cons

    The acquisition is the death knell for people working on product. The new company is hollowing out a shell of what this place used to be. There isn't a future for you here.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about what the future holds for each department.


  10. "Former employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility to come up with own research topics

    Cons

    I can't think of any


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