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"Good for some"

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Austin is awesome, good people. Expanding rapidly.

Cons

Very clicky. If you don't make it with the right people, you could stay in the same place a long time.

Other Employee Reviews for The Advisory Board Company

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sales company: "What have you done for me lately??""

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of nice, young people. Easy to make friends and be social.

    Cons

    -If you want to do well, don't expect to have a work/life balance.

    -Salaries are low compared to DC average-- esp for the hours that are expected.

    -Managers are just kids themselves, so promotions and such are sometimes just straight favoritism.

    -In my experience, employees are sometimes "tricked" into roles. I was hired as a "marketing" associate. ABC has two marketing departments: one is sales and one is marketing. "marketing" associates are really Sales Associates/Secretaries. You'll be making cold calls to people that don't want to talk to you & depending on your manager, may be treated pretty disrespectfully.

    -Meetings always start late. Accountability is zero.

    -All the company cares about is making money. This may seem like a normal thing, but it's gone crazy at ABC. It doesn't matter if you've done well for 8mo straight. The mantra is always "what have you done for me lately?" If you have a bad month, you can expect they will be breathing down your neck until you quit or things turn around.

    -PTO is a joke. Sure they give you 20 days as an entry level person-- sounds great! But don't expect you'll actually be able to use all 20 days. Regardless of how well you are doing, your managers will always question you if you want to take time off and pressure you not to take it (or just straight deny your request.)

    Advice to Management

    -Don't offer 20 PTO days if you don't want/won't allow your employees to take 20 days off in a year.
    -Be more up front with new hires about their role and the expectations of the company. Entry level positions have a ridiculously high turnover because people don't understand what they are getting into.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Start"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great company, excellent growth opportunity

    Cons

    Employees can be a bit "clique"


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