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CEB Washington Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
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Pros
  • work life balance, great coworkers (in 135 reviews)

  • The exposure to C level executives so early in your career is unprecedented (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. "Great place to learn sales"

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    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


  2. "fast paced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CEB (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place if you like fast paced information overload and big companies

    Cons

    recently acquired, might be a lot of changes coming


  3. "Great People, Low Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, awesome benefits, cool business model, upward mobility, name recognition, great work life balance, decent location, really good support system, people care

    Cons

    We do not really get paid that much. It seems to be the other side of the good work / life balance coin. It kind of offsets the reasonable hours, but not entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate what each department does better to your employees. A lot of people do not know who to go to when they need something. It would also help people understand our business model better.


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  5. "Challenging in both good and bad ways"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You will work with really smart and motivated people. The company takes career and personal development seriously. It's fast-paced and you won't be bored.

    Cons

    Culture and decisions are skewed to sales/commercial, which can be disheartening to those working on the delivery side. Can be a high pressure / high stress environment depending on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Focus equally on the quality of our actual product and how to integrate offerings of us and our new sister companies, versus just how to package/market/sell our product.


  6. "Great learning experiences --- impactful work..."

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have ever met. Working with CEB-ers is like an on-going graduate degree. Intellectually curious people who want to solve problems.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate!!


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    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a great reputation. Excellent ongoing training. Feedback and coaching for development is constant.

    Cons

    Your opportunities, pay and benefits will vary based on where you are placed. Employees are constantly pushed to do unreasonable amounts of work and met with very little flexibility in return. There was absolutely no diversity in any way. Much of the company is very young and professionalism suffered as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees are also human beings. Don't sacrifice long term success for short term panics.


  8. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for learning. Smart team mates. Exciting. Working with great customers.

    Cons

    Work life balance is pretty terrible for working parents. Requires a lot of travel and time in the office at end of quarter and end of year--up to 20 days required annually.


  9. "Business Development Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture, good leadership, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    there are not many cons to list


  10. Helpful (1)

    "BORING"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people and good training. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    As a BD you will make 80-100 cold calls a day with the hopes that 3 answer. You will gain thick skin and become an expert cold caller.


  11. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, young population, great benefits and leave, awesome parental policy, 9 paid company holidays. Management cares about your progression in the company. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow in your field.

    Cons

    Salaries may not be as high here as they are elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    continue to invest in your team to retain top talent.



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