CEB - Okay company if you know where your career is headed, but stay away if you don't know what you want to do long term. | Glassdoor
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"Okay company if you know where your career is headed, but stay away if you don't know what you want to do long term."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Exposure to best practice research
-Ability to speak with top executives from fortune 500
-Paid time off

Cons

-Low pay
-Long hours
-Unprofessional working environment
-Completely sales driven with no regard for staff
-High-turnover

Advice to Management

Listen to and actually put into place your own talent based research and best practices.

Other Employee Reviews for CEB

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good career stepping stone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment. Great exposure. Global footprint. Ability to attract top-tier talent. Strong financials. Great location.

    Cons

    Who you know will get you farther than what you know. Promotions are not 100% merit based. Work life balance leaves alot to be desired. 1 year turnover rate > 50% and a 2 year turnover rate > 75%.

    Advice to Management

    Inability to retain top level talent comes with a price that CEB keeps paying, and paying, and paying.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Tales from my 4 years at CEB - Know that I left for a better opportunity and with all bridges intact."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Several Revenue and Revenue Support Roles in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Several Revenue and Revenue Support Roles in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * CEB has a fun environment, especially in revenue.

    * Having CEB on your resume for at least a year looks great when you interview elsewhere. CEB has the reputation for hiring great people and working them to the bone. So when hiring companies see that you were able to hold on for dear life, they are always impressed.

    * This is a very exciting time for CEB, business wise. The company is growing and the re-branding has really made CEB's brand shine.

    Cons

    * Simply put, CEB does not pay well. With the exception of those with an incentive plan (sales/account management) CEB severely underpays their staff, yet expects a lot from them. Companies know this and know that CEB hires great people, so they are always poaching to hire.

    * At CEB, people who crush their numbers are untouchable... They can get away with murder, which oftentimes makes for a very hostile and unethical working environment. The sad thing is that this is no secret, not even to management.

    * CEB has a highly political culture. If you can put up with crazy/absurd internal politics, then you'll do just fine here.

    * Professionalism is NOT a word that describes CEB.

    Advice to Management

    * Care about your people. Implement the "best practices" you preach/sell (especially from CEB HR).

    * TRAIN YOUR MANAGERS, even (or especially) the tenured ones. CEB does offer management training but I only took them because, as a first-time manager, I wanted to. They were not mandatory.

    * Hitting sales goals should not come at the expense of morals and work ethic. Everyone knows the shady things that happen in revenue... It looks so bad when senior management pretends nothing is happening or even worse when it involves senior management, as it usually does.

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