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Updated September 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and opportunities for development (in 153 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 68 reviews)

  • Sometimes sclerotic senior management processes (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fine for introduction to Corporate World"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good place to start out in the working world for entry-level employees in terms of learning the ropes of a corporate environment and the way a large firm operates.

    -can be a fun environment depending on your team; although many perks have disappeared since revenue has been stagnant

    -great work/life balance in most areas of the firm; once you leave for the day, you are often not required to check email/respond

    Cons

    -extremely bureaucratic; management is not always transparent, especially regarding impact of the recent acquisition by Gartner

    -difficult to be promoted -- very easy to be stuck in a role for 2+ years (especially entry-level) since they won't promote unless there's a demand for a role (exception being Sales)

    -difficult to give managers feedback since there is no way to do that through the current review structure -- why can't direct reports give feedback on their managers to upper management?

    -compensation is significantly lower than other firms except at upper management levels - don't expect to be compensated at the same standards as other consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    -be more transparent with employees; it makes it hard to come to work every day when rumors are swirling around about what's happening behind closed doors.

    -give lower level employees a better shot at moving up; and better compensation.

    -allow employees to review their managers in current


  2. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere within the sales team. You will find a sense of community and support. As a first job you learn a lot and gain confidence.

    Cons

    It could be hard to move up. Some departments don't pay enough.

  3. "Great First Job, but lost its culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of opportunities to grow, and very good training program.

    Cons

    Your experience and future with the company really depends on your management. There isn't a lot of consistency among managers and teams. So luck of the draw where you are placed.

    Advice to Management

    Put as much, if not more effort into hiring Top Tier managers vs. account managers. Poor management and poor attention to staff is a reason why they had so much turn over if high quality staff.


  4. "Senior Business Development Specialists"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    smart people, great career path, driven environment

    Cons

    lots of changes happening with Gartner acquisition that aren't always communicated


  5. "Ok first time job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, young culture
    Clear path to promotions
    Lots of free alcohol

    Cons

    You work 9 hour days, but they only pay you for 8
    Promotions are performance based and your performance is dependent on who you're managed by

    Advice to Management

    Get a better system in place where promotions are an equal opportunity for everyone


  6. "Good Company Great Culture Good Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and pretty good pay and opportunity to grow into a BDM role where you can easily make 100k+

    Cons

    Sales role can be draining and high pressure


  7. "A Great Place to Learn and Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great, talented leadership to learn from.

    Cons

    The company seems to be having an identity crisis. They need to focus on less things and work on the core product.

  8. "Phenomenal place to start your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    get to work within a myriad of different industries interesting work

    Cons

    keep figuring out the right way to train


  9. "Great First Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tons of training and experience right out of the gate

    Cons

    advancement is possible, but slow. Less about your ability and more about jumping through hoops after certain periods of time with a lot of your peers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow leaders to advance their staff based on capability, not just waiting in line with everyone else for your turn.


  10. "Commercial Corrdinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    great company culture, young workplace, nice office, kind people, room for growth

    Cons

    roles can overlap at times, development path can be slow

    Advice to Management

    streamline processes more


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