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The Conference Board Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible work schedule Good work life balance" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Everyone is willing to help you learn and grow in the company" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "I was only an intern, so there was little room for growth" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no advancement, initiative discouraged" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great team dynamics and interesting line of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team members who are really cooperative, down-to-Earth, helpful and very pleasant to work with; line of work which is dynamic and intellectually stimulating; flexibility in work; open communication even with top management.

    Cons

    Compensation could be slightly higher.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - being open to communication and concerned about your employee's work makes a huge positive impact on employees' morale and commitment to excellence.


  2. "work/life balance | high turnaround rate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    encouraged to work remotely; flexible hours; decent health coverage; interesting deliverables

    Cons

    low bonus $; no room for upward mobility; archaic processes

    Advice to Management

    be more open in order to foster an environment that encourages innovation; recognize hard workers

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance, non-profit culture and focus

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities, low pay


  4. "Summer Fellow Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    Genuine people interested in the company values with the mission of doing better by society

    Cons

    Work environment is not very fast paced


  5. "Great team dynamics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I've been working at The Conference Board for under a year and they have a great work life balance and a great team dynamic. I've always found everyone I've interacted with to be supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    Compensation could be higher, and not all positions allow room for growth.


  6. "Too political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    very flexible which is great

    Cons

    long hours for little pay, management too political and cares only about their own $$$ and rotation of employees

    Advice to Management

    Disapproves of CEO


  7. "Supportive Management and Strong Company Values"

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    Former Employee - Council Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Council Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very supportive and encouraging peers and managers
    - Fortune 500 reputable clients and consultants
    - Strong company values and ethics
    - Great work/life balance
    - Beautiful offices and work stations

    Cons

    - Management can lack focus and tend to change course
    - Not enough cross-departmental work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great brand, poor engagement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    Trusted brand, research, and learning opportunities for members.

    Cons

    Antiquated processes. Poor tool sets.

    Advice to Management

    Seek the voice of employee of all levels. Give them the tools they need to succeed and not the tools you think they should have.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be so much better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    NYC, access to other employers, strong brand recognition,

    Cons

    Poor benefits, weak management, unable to find new value proposition,


  10. Helpful (3)

    "old fashioned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Conference Board full-time

    Pros

    really nice people, good crew

    Cons

    slow pace and old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    tough to change culture. embrace open source tech? hire accordingly?


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