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CEB Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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2.9 480 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III

Thomas L. Monahan III

(292 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to start after university with an excellent work life balance(in 42 reviews)

  • Gained experience selling to C-Level executives(in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Micromanagement and very poor work life balance due to intentional under-staffing(in 36 reviews)

  • Senior management has a hawk eye on metrics; yes, they're important, but still(in 37 reviews)

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    Interesting work, week top level management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople, learning, exposure to high level decision making, travel.
    Get in, learn and get out!

    ConsVery sales heavy organization
    Poorly organized decision making process
    CEO rated one of the worst in the US

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead your own research and instil the best practices you preach....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    VOerall good place to work, but little pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and work life balance, hire awesome young people

    ConsDifficult to move up quickly, seriously underpaid

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your lower level employees more, too sales focused

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CEB provides best practice research on human capital analytics, but doesn't have a clue about compensation trends

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits, location, good for the young and ambitious, spirit of generosity, opportunity to work globally, good development of sales staff

    ConsLow compensation, too focused on hiring entry-level sales staff, more like a college campus than a corporation, top heavy with the AD and Directors and bottom heavy with associates and coordinators, brand doesn't compare to competitors (who is CEB?)

    Advice to Senior Managementpay experienced professionals on par with compensation trends, hire program managers that may have more experience than a specialist but less than an associate director

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and corporate culture

    ConsLack of development opportunities and very top heavy

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    Great entry level opportunity but the SSPD program tends to prevent you from moving up on a reasonable timescale.

    Business Development Specialist (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    Prosplenty of training, opportunity for advancement, great coworkers, ability to structure your own work schedule, happy hours, interesting and high value product, access to senior level executives at fortune 500 companies

    Consmanagement is ineffective, processes in the company prevent you from moving up, salary is low, high turnover, extreme focus on metrics is stressful

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus more on helping employees improve than demanding that they perform.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Comfortable place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsExcellent infrastructure; Flexible work environment; overall smart people; good work-life balance most of the times

    ConsRelatively limited career growth and opportunities, especially in India office; growth depends mostly on personal connect and rapport with the manager and/or senior management; mostly monotonous work and products; significant deterioration in terms of Senior Management (US-based) commitment to grow India core operations - most focus on making it a back office and support rather than front-end high-value delivering office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet expectations clearly when hiring new people. Aim to remove personal biases which most senior managers could have and bring transparency into career planning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, great people but ruined by the middle managers!

    Business Development Specialist (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosnice colleagues, company drinks, incentive trips, pay is fair, motivational MDs, exposure to C-level, decent time off policy, work life balance

    ConsIncompetent middle managers who knit pick and demotivate staff by acting like school teachers, very American, meaning having time off at Christmas becomes tricky.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe middle manager problem: Most of us are too talented to be managed by them!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ‘Ok’ for graduates wanting brief (1 Year) business experience

    Account Management Representative (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros-Competitive Comp Package (only once you’re at level 3: Account Management Representative)
    -Gain good Business Acumen knowledge/ training on your way up to Level 3
    - Good commercial / account management experience for those just out of university
    -Central Location in London
    -Good/Work life balance. Sociable company after working hours.
    -able to network with many heads of function which is a big positive
    - Incentive trips are very good IF you’re a high performer
    - Good bridging job for the career you want to do next- you can develop some good skills IF you’re proactive

    Cons- Micro-management & performance management culture: Does not allow for individuality & creativeness. As an SSPD employee, you are treated very much like a school child
    -Very much a culture of ‘do what I say, not what I do’
    -RSM’s/ Junior Managers ARENT skilled/ experienced managers- they’re generally unsuccessful SSPD candidates. They work to the number & aren’t generally good at motivation nor individual development (they lack cross-industry/ company experience)
    -Cold Calling: they do (at times) track the number of calls you make
    - Intellectually curiosity isn’t valued nowhere near as such as it should- this is one of the main reasons for my departure
    - Slow/ Stagnant progression: the expected route of progression to SE or AM is through the middle market function which is limiting (and incentives are capped to below market value)
    -Effectively you’re a glorified PA to an AM/SE, you’re seen as a bit of a 2nd class citizen
    -Your incentives are generally dependent on your AM/SE is doing well- if you’re partnered with an underperforming AM/SE, you won’t get paid much. Luck of the draw.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow what CEB’s research preaches, allow more autonomy and power to your staff and the rest will follow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsFlexible culture, approachable leaders, and open to ideas

    ConsAlthough they are open to ideas, implementing them can be a demotivator.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great firm to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Management, great learning exp

    ConsSome politics in some teams

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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