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The Advisory Board Company Washington DC Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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The Advisory Board Company CEO and Director Robert W. Musslewhite
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is very good, which i highly appreciate (in 117 reviews)

  • Great benefits including 21 days off (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance in the Consulting business does not exist, this is not true of all divisions (in 66 reviews)

  • Numbers focused for the entry level position (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place To Launch a Career"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, smart and committed colleagues, nice offices

    Cons

    None that I remember 5 years on.


  2. "ABC"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young workforce, flexible hours, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Must be in seat for a year min to move into another (most likely lateral) position

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Ana in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Support Ana in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Management
    Culture

    Cons

    Distance
    Nothing else to add


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, especially early in career. Good people to work with. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency coming from management. Often too focused on short term revenue implications rather than long term performance. Shifting benefits.


  5. "Director- Marketer/ New Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are the Advisory Board are great. Whether it's entry level staff, managers, or senior leadership, you'll always be working with smart, driven, fun individuals. They really do an exceptional job as it relates to talent acquisition.

    Cons

    The travel expectations for the sales team are intense, and the pressure to hit quarterly revenue metrics are even worse.

    Advice to Management

    While they exceed at talent acquisition, talent retention is a struggle. The Advisory Board has gained the reputation for being a "churn and burn" where folks so to launch their career, but not stay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great services provided to healthcare and higher education

    Cons

    Currently in a transition stage, Benefits cut, education reimbursemant cut, 401k contribution almost non existent, top bonus target impossible to attain.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company with great people, straighten the ship and go full speed ahead.


  7. "A company going through growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great culture and cares about community around it
    2. Smart colleagues. Interview process is a tough one, so only high caliber people get in
    3. Lateral moves between departments
    4. Handled my lay off very professionally and paid a genorous severance package

    Cons

    1. Company bought too many companies without much planning for integration and how to profit from the same
    2. Currently it is cutting it's expenses to survive, so don't expect too many perks

    Advice to Management

    Learn to accept the reality about finances before it is too late

  8. "Client-facing roles will make you a polished presenter, faciliator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Well respected in the industry for the quality of insight and presentation of information. Great working relationships with clients. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Salary bands appear to run fairly wide. Many individuals manage 1 or 2 people in addition to their work; there were few pure manager roles. The implications are that you'll need to be vocal about your support needs; your manager may not recognize if you are sinking or swimming in your workload. This isn't a reason to avoid this company, but something to be aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for managers and directors to get P/L exposure in the business lines they work in. You may foster greater accountability and decision making.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible, remote option, no email after hours or weekends, smart and innovative people and firm

    Cons

    Constantly innovating on business which is great but would value a bit more time to test new innovations before shifting.


  10. "Great place to start a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow a career

    Cons

    Can get lost in the shuffle and pay is a little less than market rate


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