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CEB Rosslyn Reviews

Updated December 15, 2016
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CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
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Pros
  • work life balance, great coworkers (in 132 reviews)

  • By helping c-level executives, you can have a big impact on the world's best companies - very rewarding (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation may be slightly low compared to industry standards but work-life balance is much higher compared to industry standards (in 65 reviews)

  • Sometimes sclerotic senior management processes (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time

    Pros

    Research analysts and senior research analysts really get to dig into primary research techniques and hone interviewing, writing, and presentation skills. There's a great culture that merits good ideas above all else, and the crowd is generally fairly young and happy-hour prone.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be a bit dry.


  2. "Inexperienced Management...Fun Culture"

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    Former Intern - Business Development Associate in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Intern - Business Development Associate in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEB as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun Culture (Happy Hours, Vacation Incentives)
    - Young Sales Department

    Cons

    - Inexperienced mentors
    - Major differences between departments

    Advice to Management

    Assign mentors with previous management experience


  3. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Print Designer in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Print Designer in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are really friendly and on the younger side. Interact with people from all over. They are very inclusive of all cultures which is really great if you aren't white.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult, pay is below average for the area. Managers can micromanage a lot of the time which can cramp your style if you like to be creative with your design styles.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay for positions, I think for the amount of work that needs to be done the compensation is a bit lower than other companies within the local area.


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  5. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full agile methodology
    Helpful teammates
    People care about the work you present
    Lots of training to know about the CEB in depth.

    Cons

    Micro management can be clearly seen many times
    Don't have a set process to follow as the process changes with the project

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a set of documents for new hire to know the process for each and individual jobs. So they can pick up rather than depending on human knowledge transfer skills


  6. "Director, Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, civic minded company

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to new technology, many people have only worked here and are stuck in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace technology


  7. "Good for young professionals"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Terrific place to begin a career, learn, and get exposure to global businesses and their executives. CEB affords me access to some of the most senior execs and their brand opens the door for you.

    Cons

    A lot of youth in management. Tends to be happy-clappy in motivation. Pay is lower than comparable jobs in account management and/or sales.

    Advice to Management

    The direction is good and improvements have been made. Don't rest. Also, the leap from the first few years to a revenue goal owner is very big.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, unparalleled access to executives around the globe, good people, young/fun start classes

    Cons

    Lack of transparency/communication in management, high turnover (which leads to negativity), work can sometimes feel meaningless


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CEB has a good culture filled with smart young individuals. For the pay it is a relatively easy place to work.

    Cons

    There are many cons to CEB. Most notably an overwhelming majority of managers are terrible. You will go unmanaged unless you force it.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your research staff not just your commercial staff. The high turnover should not be a surprise. Sentiment on the floor is terrible it is obvious. Get it together.


  10. "good for"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I think CEB is a really good stepping stone for someone just out of college or not sure exactly what they want to do.

    Cons

    goals could be set for each program instead of as a whole

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Helpful (3)

    "OK to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Print Design Specialist in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Print Design Specialist in Rosslyn, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The graphic design department has fun activities and a relaxed atmosphere. We get to where jeans most days of the week. Pay is pretty good and benefits decent. $500 matching for charities each year. 19 paid days off, not including 9 holidays each year. (no sick leave). People working in the graphic design department can make overtime pay if they work over 40 hours a week. This place looks great on a resume for when you eventually jump ship (turnover seems a little higher than normal)

    Cons

    The stop clock system for each project is pretty absurd. You literally have to document every minute of your day. The graphic design department is viewed as a kind of service to the rest of the company instead of an equal partnership where both sides need to work collaboratively to make things happen. Plan on taking a lot of initiative to figure things out—initial training wasn't very helpful. 360 reviews take up so much time (twice a year) and are intimidating and overly detailed.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for the department and push back on internal clients on behalf of your staff.



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