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"Good job foundation, but expect to be surrounded by Stepford Wives..."

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Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-This place gave me tons of sales savvy
-I developed great relationships and am still friends with a lot of my former colleagues
-It gave me a great foundation as my first job out of college and I was promoted quickly
-Fun incentive trips, happy hours, etc.

Cons

-HORRIBLE pay. $50k base to travel 4 days a week and sell in a recession? I think not.
-Everyone talks the same, uses the same unnecessary, pretentious vocabulary words and expressions; it's almost cult-like in this regard
-As a woman, I feel like I was looked down upon because I wasn't some Lily Pulitzer-wearing Southern Belle republican who went to Vanderbilt. These people are intellectual snob and if you don't look like you'd rolled out of the Harvard Law Review and/or the country club, people WILL look down on you.
-There's a ridiculous amount of check-ins and infrastructure that take away from getting your day to day duties done
-They don't teach you how to sell like an individual. It's so scripted, it hurts

Advice to Management

RELAX!
PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES MORE!
BE YOUR OWN PERSON AND STOP TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE A COOKIE CUTTER OF THE NEXT ONE!

Other Employee Reviews for The Advisory Board Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "almost an amazing place to work"

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

    I have been working at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart and friendly people
    growing business
    culture
    formal review process
    values

    Cons

    compensation slightly below market value for some positions

    Advice to Management

    increase comp!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your career. You do learn a lot, get added responsibility quickly. You get lots of feedback on an ongoing basis that can help you move forward. I met great people, mentors, and friends I'm still in touch with, years later.

    Cons

    They'll pay you nothing. But generations of young and eager DC-ites have fallen for it, and now they can get away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Y'all just keep on lining your pockets! Keep on doing your thang, honey boo boo child. We've all been dumb enough to fall for it.


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