CEB
2.9 of 5 433 reviews
www.cebglobal.com Arlington, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

CEB Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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45% Approve of the CEO

CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III

Thomas L. Monahan III

(265 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work-life balance at CEB depends and varies from team to team"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Gained experience selling to C-Level executives"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is great at some times of the year, lacking during others"
    in 31 reviews
  • "senior management changes frequently which affects the career growth of individuals"
    in 35 reviews
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Great progression, great training, great people

Inside Sales Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at CEB full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe Graduate Training Program is very well structured and supported. The product is compelling and interesting, and the people are intellectually stimulating and supportive.

ConsBenefits are good, but have only improved recently. Heavily matrixed

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in good people. Ensure consistency and fairness.

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

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Great culture - CEB takes development seriously and allows for career progression

Associate Director (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at CEB full-time for less than a year

Pros- High ownership and accountability for your work from day one
- Ability to speak and interact with senior executive clients
- Great culture - collaborative environment among functional partners
- Strong focus on talent development and career progression

Cons- Few cons, but for some people they may struggle to keep up with the pace as there are several products that are developed and rolled out across the year.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure you keep up communicating downwards the strategic direction of the company.

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

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Fascinating insights, very smart people, money is good and the opportunity to speak with truly very senior professionals

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CEB full-time

ProsGood training, disruptive insights and opportunity to speak with truly the most senior industry leaders. Good base salary and a good opportunity to earn more. Company is growing rapidly and expanding.

ConsVery American culture, which can grate sometimes. Long hours, and a lot of travel – this can also be a pro, depending on your preferences/circumstances

Advice to Senior ManagementStart implementing on your promise of global reach and local relevance. Less management speak and more plain English.

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

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Great colleagues, "learning" culture & fast paced environment

Associate Director (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at CEB full-time for less than a year

ProsFocused on growth
Talented colleagues who are extremely giving and always willing to help out
Open-door policy
True access to CXOs and top-class organizations
Research and best-practice based insights
Unique business model
Fast paced environment
Learning culture

ConsFirst weeks of on-boarding can be over-whelming

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

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Challenging, fun and collaborative environment

Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at CEB full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCareer Mobility- Opportunity for growth and development across functional areas.
The business model is unique and addresses a genuine gap in the market- this is reflected in the continuing growth of the company
Ideas/ New solutions are encouraged as is collaboration
Management and peers have high expectation of each other
Performance and achievements are recognised and celebrated

ConsPredominantly revenue staff in the UK
Very fast paced environment- you need to be able to deliver quality and volume

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

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excellent company and business model

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at CEB full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people are exceptional

ConsGrowth opportunities can be limited

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

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Rapidly expanding company that has the ability for you to settle down for the next 2-5 yrs and actually build a career.

Associate Director (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at CEB full-time for less than a year

ProsGood team events - nights out, breakfasts/lunches provided. Solid training programme. Positive friendly work place - everyone helps you out. Strong team collaboration.

ConsAt the end of each quarter you tend to gain a few extra pounds from all the food they provide their staff as small incentives. Lots of on-boarding meetings when you first start but then they calm down to once a week, if that.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more refresher training sessions later on in the year as top ups. Keep up the training provided by senior management very helpful.

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

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Fantastic structure, fantastic opportunity, fantastic company.

Business Development Associate (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at CEB full-time for less than a year

ProsCEB offers huge potential to progress and support you on the journey. The international and revenue exposure you can gain at an early stage is very exciting!

ConsAs yet, I am still to unearth any negatives of CEB.

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

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A great place to work with a "going places" feel to the working environment

Associate Director (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at CEB full-time for less than a year

ProsHas a diverse, inclusive and professional culture throughout the company. Very positive business outlook and clear view of career progression.

ConsBrand awareness and internal communications linked to this could be improved across the business lines.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease commercial awareness, clarify company role and market messages

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

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Fantastic 8 Year Experience provided multiple new challenges and learning curves

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at CEB full-time for more than 8 years

ProsQuality of the people: Intellectually curious , goal oriented and ambitious, collaborative teams
Differentiated Product and Value Proposition, especially post-acquitision of SHL
Unique Sales Experience: selling this intellectual product was like a day-to-day MBA experience. The content itself teaches the sales person as well as the CXO level clients provide a continually stimulating sales experience.

Constime management - as is common in most corporate environments, though nature of CEB's clients (true CXO level) require employees to work with stronger operational excellence. Time management takes practice to find the right cadence.

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

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