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CEB Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and opportunities for development (in 143 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 66 reviews)

  • Sometimes sclerotic senior management processes (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Overall things are going well, but high levels of bureaucracy seem the standard way of doing things"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in development and things are awesome within our department, we get to do our work in relative peace and every now and again the company gives us massive props for getting things done "on time and under budget." We keep an absolutely ideal environment of positivity and learning and personal growth within the department and get to pleasantly stay out of meetings, and unnecessary business stuff and get real time to do development of the web apps that support the business in the Portland office (Evanta, acquired in April 2016). I really have a great time at work and have nothing to complain about people-wise, our department head is an aweosme guy who advocates ALL THE TIME for our department to his higher-ups, and lets us do what we do best: development. Our senior devs are funny and good natured and want us to learn and implement good design patterns, while still deploying on a timely schedule, which we do. Our culture is great, we have our jokes and keep it fun and even have weekly lunches together.

    Cons

    Our rate of pay is definitely not up to par with other developers at CEB on the east-coast, or even my peers locally.

    Nationally, I am not even remotely close to the average pay for someone with my experience and job title, or on the charts salary-wise. I wish that this was an exaggeration, but it is not. This is my only complaint at this company. I would REALLY like to see this change happen.

    It feels a bit backhanded to send out all_staff emails bragging about us delivering massive products and platforms for the company "on time and under budget", and then paying us $17-20K LESS than the national AVERAGE salary for developers, let alone those who get it done on time and under budget. It feels especially dirty knowing that CEB is pulling in a hair under 10 digits a year... a BILLION dollar/yr company.


  2. "Great place to learn sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and development program

    Cons

    long hours, especially during closing weeks

  3. "Associate Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Arlington, VA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Progressive company. Smart people.

    Cons

    Not a software company, but a sales company. Terrible IT management.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Get some people interested in building quality software instead of cheapest.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "TERRIBLE entry-level job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company happy hours... not much else.

    Cons

    As a business development associate you will spend 8 hours a day cold calling, getting yelled at for not hitting your numbers when you get absolutely NO training. Management changes all the time. People get fired, quit, etc. so often because no one lasts at this place. Long hours and no overtime pay. Horrible.


  5. "Great place to work for millennials"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, team environment, social community

    Cons

    Management structure, pay structure, very young company, a lot of internal conflicts

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teams and actually take feedback instead of trying to explain a problem away


  6. "Good Job, Good People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEB has a very friendly work environment. Everyone is excellent about including one another, helping others when needed, and creating a positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    The entry level associate position doesn't have impressive training and the job can feel monotonous at times, typically not offering many challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Ramp up the training and make the Business Development Associate a more involved position, making them a true partner in the sales process.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible and challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Client Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEB is a Flexible and challenging to place to work at. I enjoy my management team and their trust in me.

    Cons

    I do not enjoy my below market salary and at times the workload can slide to the heavier side. Their is a lack of communication between practices.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, very inclusive and fun. CEB has a work hard, play hard attitude with a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    No cons at this point. We will see what the Gartner acquisition brings.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Entry level is cold calling, plain and simple."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, young sales teams, potential positions later on, and they pay for travel. Also recently acquired by Gartner.

    Cons

    Entry level is cold calling sales to C-Level executives and your success is dependent on arbitrary placement into a certain industry.

    Advice to Management

    Expand campus recruiting beyond just sales jobs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Collections Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collections Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Collections Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consisten Pay. Moderately good benefits.

    Cons

    Management can be set in stone and unwavering. Not much room for advancement.


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