CEB Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
504 Reviews
3.2
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CEB Chairman and CEO Thomas L. Monahan III
Thomas L. Monahan III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to start after university with an excellent work life balance (in 43 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 37 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Web developer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - Web Developer in New Delhi

    I worked at CEB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great work environment, nice exposure, got to work with some head honchos

    Cons

    salary, could'nt think of anything else much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Leadership needs strong/urgent coaching to lead.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at CEB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The salary is per industry standards. In case your manager is fine then you can have time flexibility. The learning curve depends upon team to team. There is good possibility of getting lot to work on exciting projects and with exciting folks but that depends on team to team.

    Cons

    The company started with a vision but it seems to have lost now in rush of expanding. Senior Leadership is loosing its credibility and turning from logical/mature to blind/ignorant. CEB firmly believes that money can buy anything, esp. India HR Leaders. CEB believes in firing the employees at ground level, who is working rather than trying to talk things out. But politics can be part of any firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Leadership needs coaching upon "How to Lead", on urgent basis. Instead of firing people on ground level, I guess some of the dirty senior leaders needs to be turned out which are saved purposely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Normal company with out a vision

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    Current Employee - Web Intern  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Web Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at CEB as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gives a good salary and less work. Only that's it.

    Cons

    most of the people are satisfied with the salary, so they don't want to change the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try having a vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Flexible culture, approachable leaders, and open to ideas

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Comfortable place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at CEB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Relatively 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    CEB India - Is a Disappointment

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment. People are very helpful.

    Cons

    No Career Opportunities. Specially in CEB India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEB India really needs to work on their HR skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEB

    Pros

    Great culture, open, and friendly.

    Cons

    lack of growth opportunities and career options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create long-term career paths and opportunities.

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    Lack of direction careerwise

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    good office facilities, decent compensation, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    poor growth opportunities, non-transparency, no training/guidance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passive Aggressive HR policies/Unfriendly team dynamics

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary
    Structured leaves system. You have certain alloted leaves which you are free to take as per guidelines
    Excellent training modules for all levels of employees
    Intelligent co-workers

    Cons

    Limited professional growth both inside and out of the company(since it works in a niche industry)
    Company values are highly hypocritical.
    Personally experienced unethical behavior from boss.
    Work is boring (despite a lot of effort on behalf of senior management, HR and senior employees to make it interesting)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less threatening, less hypocritical and avoid window dressing hard facts to be more comely for new joinees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good money but that is all

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    The work hours are not an issue and the facilities are good. Employees can manage to run a business of their own while keeping this job. Compensation is very good in comparison to effort invested. Even if you do not perform well, you will still be taking home a decent figure every month.

    Cons

    The management is as poor as it can get. Everybody is busy managing their stakeholders, who typically sit out of the US. They have no idea of what is happening in the India office. If you have ambition to be a leader, this place is clearly not the right place for you.

    The work is described in a great manner but actually it is just recycling the same products. The business model does not allow the researchers to be authoritative. Moreover, people lead research on topics that they do not have an elementary understanding.

    If you are a yes man happy to take good money and not complain about ruining your career, you will do well here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. Your current employees hold no respect for the way they are being managed.

    Do not reduce salaries. That is the reason many people chose to stick with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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