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Updated October 19, 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 155 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 44 reviews)

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  1. "Talent Acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great place to be in Talent Acquisition. Very dynamic environment which makes fore interesting, challenging work. Amazing colleagues.

    Cons

    Career growth can be limited, depending on the business you support.


  2. "Good place to start but not to stay long-term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Top two pros would be the people who are smart and great and the company allows for a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very corporate (which has both pros and cons), middle management lacks clear communication on the state of the agency matters; managers need better training.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear, authentic and frequent in your communication on company happenings, not just what employees may want to hear. Encourage middle management to showcase talent of their younger, more junior employees.

  3. "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.


  4. "Would have liked cross-training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Corporate Executive Board is the classiest employer I've worked for. I was proud to work for this best practices company.

    Cons

    I very much wanted to be cross-trained in other areas of my department as that would have made my job that much more well-rounded. I believe cross-training between staff would also have created better morale and teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Please ask your employees for feedback about how they feel about morale and teamwork, and whether they would like to know how to do their teammates' duties.


  5. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn at entry level and interact/work with senior professionals. Develop key business professional skills and interesting work

    Cons

    There is certain amount of politics in the system and a lack of progressive technologies and systems in terms of industry standing

    Advice to Management

    Needs to improve some key leadership roles


  6. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good place to start your career in corporate.

    Cons

    A lot of horizontal movement.


  7. "QA Analyst"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    good experience, will learn a lot! Have WFH available.

    Cons

    Too much work, mostly working weekend.

  8. "Smart but nice people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent people that are genuinely nice to be around

    Cons

    Slow moving, a bit behind the times.


  9. "Nice Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer -2 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer -2 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment.
    Good Salary
    Nice Management

    Cons

    work life balance is not good


  10. "Best so Far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Competitive, comfortable work environment with multiple scope of opportunities

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning here.


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