CEB Reviews | Glassdoor

CEB Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
1,228 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

1,228 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Young culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Start with 19 PTO days/year, goes up to 24/year after working for CEB for 2 years. 5 days or 40 hours paid volunteer leave

    Cons

    Salary seems low for the Washington DC metro area

  3. "OK to work for / unclear strategic planning"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of policy and procedure manuals

    Cons

    future of the company is constantly unknown and goes through many layoffs


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "CEB - High Turnover"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "IT"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Great challenge and good pay.

    Cons

    Need to work extra hours to get everything accomplished


  7. "Fantastic Culture, Opportunities, People"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    The people, the leaders, the culture, the work, the clients

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Beware of the sexism and racism"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK IN FINANCE PRACTICE"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance
    Cool office building

    Cons

    I believe that the broader organization is a great place to work. However, the finance practice is a mess. It is so poorly managed that nothing gets done. When things get done it's because they cut all junior members of the team out and have the research director and program manager sit in a room and cook up the research. You may work on a project for months and it is quickly blown up for no reason or you work on a project and they don't have time to review it so it just goes away. Everything that they "create" or say they create is repurposed and they only do it to please the FLORS leader.

    Not only is project management a problem, but management is horrible to the analysts. They basically tell you you're disposable. The root cause of this problem (to use a ceb term) is the main product manager. She will talk about you in the room like your not present and she refuses to directly email/provide feedback to analysts and rather goes through their manager. I've been told that I wasted her time and needed to apologize, yet she couldn't tell me this directly. She's also the root cause for nothing getting done. These problems have been brought to HR multiple times by different people and nothing has changed. It's not worth your time or effort! AVOID FINANCE PRACTICE

    Advice to Management

    Provide management with "how to be a good manager classes" because they clearly have no idea.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Exciting work place and they pay for your travel expenses which, was amazing to travel.

    Cons

    - Success is determined by what Program you are placed in.
    - You're a glorified Phone Slammer. If you love slamming phones and calling people who really don't want to talk with you, than this job is for you.
    - Manager Swapping, so it's tough to have your manager fully invested in you.
    - When it's time to cut costs they use employees by re-assigning them to new SE's (Sales Executives) without a full territory transition. Leaving you with the smallest amount of prospects to call, who have a history of not wanting CEB's product so it's as if they set you up to fail. Than they fire you, or ask you to put your 2 week notice in (Resign from position), or you end up quitting. But you can't receive unemployment no matter what you do because they blame you for failing to hit metrics which, in most States of the US don't honor unemployment to be paid out to those who fail to hit metrics.
    - I was in position for 9 months, exceeded sales goal expectations for the First Half of the Year. Than my SE, left the company where I was reassigned to a new one, had 0 territory to work with besides accounts that didn't want CEB, and I was pushed to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your associates, even if you are reassigned to new ones. It's in your best interest to invest your time into your associates because...... YOU ARE A MANAGER, and better yet. THEIR MANAGER. Do what your job description says.


Showing 1,228 of 1,266 reviews
Reset Filters