The Conference Board Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2020

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3.1
50%
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67%
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The Conference Board President and CEO Steve Odland
Steve Odland
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is a must for most of us(in 42 reviews)

  • "Great access to member professionals; flexible work environment; upgraded technology(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is a non-profit as such the pay is at the middle range of the pay scale for many positions(in 12 reviews)

  • "Senior Management has been in place for quite sometime with little or no changes(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "An extraordinary company to work for, with excellent management and highly skilled executives."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance is encouraged, remote work option and opportunities available to move up and gain promotions internally. TCB is geared toward success and considers the employees in all management decisions.

    Cons

    I haven't found cons in working for The Conference Board in the past 7 years.

  2. "management cares"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    worklife balance, lots of learning opportunities/career growth, collaborative workforce, and engaging managers

    Cons

    compensation is not competitive and low

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, flexible hours, working from home, colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of leadership accountability, staff treated as expendable

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  4. "Unparalleled Work-Life Balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements Amazing colleagues and sense of community Great development opportunities including tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Pay could be higher given cost of living

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly Managed"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Work/life balance is great -Minimal micromanaging

    Cons

    -Poorly managed. New CEO is making the same mistakes he did at his previous company -No cash flow. Salaries have been slashed with no talk of when they'll return -No exact job description. Everyone plays the blame game and just asks someone else to do what their description says on paper.

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  6. "The fact that many employees have been here for a very long time or have left and come back speaks volumes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to work remotely, most people are smart and pleasant to work with, good life/work balance, as an employee I feel like the company cares about me and also cares about doing good in the world. I also like how much transparency employees are offered about the business, our strategy, and all big decisions.

    Cons

    Smaller company and a nonprofit so can't be as competitive in the NYC business landscape when it comes to salaries and career growth

  7. "A Company to Build a Career"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This is a great company to establish a long-term career (not simply a job), with meaningful relationships with coworkers and access to in-house thought leaders. Company values employees and offers excellent work life balance. The 100+ year company history and non-profit, non-partisan status attracts really smart and dedicated people. As employees leave to pursue new opportunities, they regularly tout this as the singular thing that kept them at the company for 10, 20, 30 and even 40 years!

    Cons

    Career pathing can be challenging with company size and hierarchy.

  8. "Work life balance"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is number one benefit here. Small companies so ideas are welcomed. Good business model overall.

    Cons

    Credit for ideas not given properly. Old fashioned. Low trust in management. Poor salary.

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  9. "Great place to work. Don't believe the salty reviews."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -"Do your job" atmosphere -Opportunities to grow -Great people -Work environment that rewards people for productivity -Opportunities for innovation -New CEO that has re-energized leadership team and brought in fresh ideas -A growing business -Remote work opportunities

    Cons

    Some times career progression can be slow and that's the case in any organization. Every day is a job interview and if you make a positive impact, you will be recognized. Don't sit back and wait to be promoted, you need to make the connections, speak up and make the effort.

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  10. "Anonymous"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    Work with intelligent dedicated staff

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career advancement

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