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EAB Reviews

Updated February 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance, friendly people" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Mission-driven culture with a focus on improving the performance of colleges, universities and K-12 schools" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "with any growing company there is a lot of work load which kind of leads to unhealthy work life balance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Entry level pay is significantly below the market" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Longtime employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAB part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with EAB for over 10 years and continue to enjoy the culture, growth and opportunities the firm has to offer. I enjoy the autonomy to my day to day while having clear goals. The people that work here make this place special. It is a place where you feel supported to share new ideas, collaborate, grow and bring your whole self to work. So happy to be part of a service driven organization where we truly are making a positive impact on education.

    Cons

    We are a growing company and with that comes change. You have to be excited and comfortable with change. We are always looking at what can we do better, how can we improve. Innovation drives us.


  2. "Great Culture- great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC

    I worked at EAB full-time

    Pros

    Team environment that encourages you to bring your full self to work and trusts you with your work as well. Great work/ life balance.

    Cons

    No cons, awesome place to be with a lot of growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice would be to revisit compensation ranges more often as a whole. Pay tends to be a little lower than the market in some roles.

  3. "Great company with a great mission"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Mission
    Encouragement and guidance from managers keeps you engaged and motivated
    Hackathons
    opportunity to learn new technologies
    Management is always open to your feedback

    Cons

    Like in any other job, opportunities will not come knocking. If you want to learn something new, keep looking for teams that can mentor you. Be proactive for your path and career. There are really no Cons in this company. Management is super friendly.


  4. "Great First Job"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst
    Current Employee - Data Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, challenging work, and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Busy season can create long hours


  5. "EAB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EAB full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, colleagues are invested in the mission of the organization

    Cons

    Resistant to change, "the way we do things"


  6. "eab review"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Former Employee - Coordinator

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

    Pros

    great culture, fun work environment

    Cons

    movement in the company is not as easy as they lead you to believe.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A company divided"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pto, work/life balance I'd you have the right manager, company is trying to form a positive culture since the split from ABC

    Cons

    Some departments, especially IT is uncooperative, uncollaborative and hostile to users. There are lots of changes with no support, people are in the dark when they need help. It's frustrating and causing hundreds of lost man hours. No one asks the business what they need to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Change the leadership and staff of the IT department. It is a knowledge less rudderless rickshaw going over a waterfall every day. Don't spend corporate money on cruises for IT and try to keep it a secret. Everyone has shared the photos on Facebook . Its deceptive and everyone knows creating more animosity.

  8. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about how to write well for business settings, manage projects, and many other marketable skills. Employers I interviewed with after I left EAB were very impressed with what I did as a research associate. The perks are great, and the job is cushy. Pretty flexible workplace overall. Some cool people. The work is occasionally interesting. Plenty of opportunities for upward movement! Salary is good for a recent liberal arts grad. Working with other young people is great because we're just more chill overall and not as caught up on BS.

    Cons

    Keep in mind, this is not a nonprofit kind of job. It's a business job. You are serving the interests of the company. That's not necessarily a problem for some, but I wasn't a huge fan. Management can be spotty. I personally had an abusive manager, but everyone else above me was really great. People on research are more introverted and can be a bit awkward. The job gets very repetitive after a couple of months, and the opportunities to advance aren't really that exciting of positions.

    Advice to Management

    Raise our salaries and lower yours


  9. "Great company, stability varies by departmentX!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EAB has a very strong mission and great people

    Cons

    EAB is still getting their legs under them after their recently split from The Advisory Board Company


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Keep other options open"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EAB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people that work at EAB are great - although many are disgruntled.

    Cons

    The mission is lost. Since the company has now been sold at inflated prices two times over, the focus is to recoup as much money as possible through selling products that may or may not be helpful to the institutions served.

    Advice to Management

    Do some soul searching and get back to what Royall & Company did best - serve clients.