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The Advisory Board Company Washington Reviews

Updated May 10, 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 106 reviews)

  • Great benefits including 21 days off (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance in the Consulting business does not exist, this is not true of all divisions (in 64 reviews)

  • A low starting salary and long hours for entry level jobs (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to gain sea legs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, culture, experiences beyond your years. There is a true investment in growing staff and giving them new, challenging experiences.

    Cons

    Work life balance in the Consulting business does not exist, this is not true of all divisions. At times there is a missing aspect of transparency (although this is improving)

    Advice to Management

    Time for a large turnover at the senior levels with the upcoming change in control (company has had numerous rough quarters and not one exec with stock options has been let go or seen major change in responsibility)


  2. "Business Intelligence"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst 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

    Good culture, dynamic work, great benefits

    Cons

    A bit underpaid in the market but getting better


  3. "great company"

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

    I have been working at The Advisory Board Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, benefits, content, growth

    Cons

    Salary doesn't feel competitive compared to work load and travel

    Advice to Management

    no advice


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  5. "ABC is a great place with lots of challenges and learnings"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of health care data makes you realize why hospitals need us more than ever such as for reducing care variation or optimizing revenue and cost. Data First philosophy is big push to build enterprise analytics.

    Cons

    RAPID needs to be quicker. Sometimes it takes long to make decisions with a clear D (decision maker).

    Advice to Management

    Faster decision making. Also PMs need to build clear roadmap for long term goals.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young people, lots of stretch opportunities, availability to get promoted within a year, move departments, there is a lot of great work life balance and incentives.

    Cons

    Too many young people, not a very professional environment, the retention rate is pretty low with marketing associates as you are cold calling all day.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to train their managers better as some just get promoted based on tenure, not management skill. Marketing Associates should be compensated more as their retention rate is very low. Try not to switch managers every 6 months.


  7. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great support, excellent professional level and team, great place to work.

    Cons

    I performed in Latin America and we felt quite isolated from the headquarters organisation.


  8. "Great Benefits, Ability to Move"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits, pretty decent pay, and provides the ability to move up

    Cons

    some institutions don't agree with tactics


  9. "Manager"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture and dedicated senior leadership team driven to make a difference in health care and higher education.

    Cons

    Lack of competitive compensation, but leaders and management have acknowledged this disconnect.


  10. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Quick advancement
    Lots of options for learning outside of your role
    Collaborative environment
    Young co-workers
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Very young management - which is not always a bad thing, just less experience
    Lower compensation for the DC area


  11. "Sr. Director"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great pool of talent works here

    Cons

    Hours can be demanding throughout the year


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