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Not a bad place to put in a year before moving to greener pastures...

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC (US)
Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC (US)

I worked at CEB full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

when smaller, junior positions carried a lot of responsibility early in the career and gave great experience. Upward trajectory was strong when the company was growing at 20%+ per year. Rare opportunity to work with senior executives at prestigious client firms early in one's career.

Cons

work-life balance is very poor, most positions at junior and mid- levels are underpaid, and the exec level tends to micromanage (lots of mandates to "drop everything and do this right now!"). Company tendency to overinvest in sales/marketing and underinvest in product/service has increased in recent years. Corporate values have definitely eroded since the IPO/pre-IPO years...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Accountability for MD/ED/GM executive staff has been poor. Work-life balance needs to be improved. Employee churn at junior levels needs to be reduced or else risk poisoning your future market of middle managers and executives.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CEB full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -high energy
    -good for first job/moving to a new area- mass amounts of people who like to go out, play and party
    -good team-building activities

    Cons

    -low, LOW pay
    -poor, biased review process
    -will spend $10K to pay recruiting bonus, but won't pay entry level or rising stars adequate salaries
    -no clarity from Management
    -"reorganizes" every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tom Monahan is a poor CEO, stock prices plummeted and have never recovered, he's a failed leader, but the company will replace him

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it. Dishonest company will set your career back years.

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    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA (US)

    I worked at CEB full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    as an employee you do get access to all of the research and can learn a lot about business that will help you in your future positions. Co-workers and peers are good people.

    Cons

    Where to begin. Sr. Leadership is invisible and completely out of touch with the employees. CEO holds all hands via a chat tool? No feeling of working for a single company and only those who have grown up in CEB and never worked anywhere else have any voice or authority. Almost impossible to succeed or even feel a part of the comapny if you come from the outside with experience. The "CEB culture" is almost cult-ish and they have even made up terms for use in the research that isn't even known in the outside world they serve. Research and advisors have rarely, if ever come from the actual roles they support and have no working or applicable knowledge of anything they create or support. Management is a complete joke as are the politics. Dishonest recruiters don't tell you everything you should know until you find them out on your first day when it is too late. Work life balance is non-existant and leaders don't care, especially if you are in sales. Long hours and time away from your family is expected during the holidays, including Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve. VERY high attrition is due to the basic fact that people do not like being treated poorly without adequate pay, benefits, or respect. Not sure the facade that exists now can be sustained over many more years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention and actually talk to the people, live. Decisions are being made without any input from the people doing the work. There is no connection to the people at all. Too much reliance on people who have no idea what they are doing. Management at the mid levels is incompetent. Fund efforts that will help build the talent and take those programs seriously. When there are good external people who join, they leave within a year when they see the real CEB.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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