EAB Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2020

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3.4
62%
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86%
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EAB Chief Executive Officer David L. Felsenthal (no image)
David L. Felsenthal
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is truly encouraged(in 28 reviews)

  • "When people ask what I like most about EAB it’s hands down the people at(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "EAB has lost its identity and its culture needs help(in 17 reviews)

  • "It is hard to get past the entry-level salary wall(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "growth company with huge opportunities to advance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAB full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    *serving higher education (mission focused work impacting students) *excellent people *opportunity to advance *constantly innovating

    Cons

    *fast paced environment is not for everyone

  2. "Great place to build a career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth, Flexibility, Culture, Innovation, Mission

    Cons

    Only con would be pay can seem low compared to similar jobs at other companies in the area


  3. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Coordinator 

    I have been working at EAB full-time

    Pros

    fun activities and inclusive and good benefits

    Cons

    not many cons i can think of

  4. "Good Intentions, Room to Improve"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campaign Data Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EAB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work culture, benefits package, flexibility

    Cons

    Raise/promotion schedule, Strategic planning/organization, Meaningful communication

  5. "Great place to start your career"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EAB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned so much about higher ed

    Cons

    Experienced some poor change management practices in my department

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Wouldn't recommend to anyone"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EAB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -There is often free food -Colleagues are generally nice -Flexible work from home policy -Good reason to move to DC

    Cons

    -The pay in not competitive, most entry-level workers are getting support from their parents -Teams and management are extremely cliquey and favoritism is obvious -The culture is very young with many employees in their 20s and 30s who are close friends outside of work leading to an unprofessional work environment, you will also be ostracized if you don't go to the bars/happy hours constantly -Performance goals are based on ridiculous numbers - if you're paired with a strong sales rep, they will do all of your work for you, but if you're paired with a weaker rep you have zero chance of meeting your goals and management knows it -The interviews are purposely vague so that you don't know what you're signing up for - this company preys on new graduates, many of whom are gone within 1 or 2 years max - the job is calling and emailing university leaders all day long, even those who have explicitly told you they want to be left alone -Managers are extremely micromanagey and you might be managed by someone 2 or 3 years older than you -Entry-level staff are treated as a dime a dozen - nobody outside of your manager/team even pretends to care about you or talks to you -Middle and senior management are often rude and unapproachable - will walk by you a hundred times and not even say hello

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  7. "Enjoyable job and work life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing culture and people. Work/Life balance is truly encouraged. Lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, can be high stress at certain times of year, low pay for the job

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "It's All About What Department You Join"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EAB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some departments seem like supportive, well-managed teams, the benefits are fantastic, and I hear wonderful things about the Washington, D.C. office

    Cons

    Harassment in certain departments is rampant and permitted to go on by Human Resources as long as it's not direct justification for a law suit. The company projects an image of being supportive and sensitive to those with disabilities, but if your disability is a mental illness, certain managers and directors will trigger you until you leave if they don't like you and/or your work style. They will do this by holding you back from promotion, preventing you from learning new skills, and by keeping your pay as low as possible. Hostile employees that cause problems with multiple coworkers are protected as long as upper management likes them personally. This is not a safe place for many.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Old leadership and lack of fresh ideas"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at EAB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for entry level employees - good training

    Cons

    Not a lot of diversity - both in race, leadership, executive thought. The CEO tends to only trust a few people and that shows clearly

  10. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid at all costs!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EAB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - There are some really interesting, hardworking people at this company (though they tend to leave due to low pay, lack of upward mobility, and bad management) - Pay for high-level employees is high, if you don't mind getting big paychecks and pricey perks while the employees at the bottom who help you be successful struggle to pay rent - Physical DC office is attractive and has nice outdoor space - At the associate level, you will learn a lot of entry-level skills (though perhaps at the expense of your mental health) - You have extra time off for doctor's appointments or to exercise - Free food semi-regularly

    Cons

    - Toxic work environment where lower-level employees are mistreated by management and low-paid. Management is aware of the pay issue but has done little to none to fix it. - Employee concerns are inadequately addressed - Frequent turnover - Associates/coordinators are treated like second-class citizens and don't see the rewards of the value they create - "Clique" behavior and being left out of social functions - Lower-level employees are under staffed and thus overworked - You are promised upward mobility but this is rare. Hard work and dedication are not rewarded with commensurate money or promotions at the lower levels

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