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

(264 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 place to learn things quickly.

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsDirect interaction with senior level executives.

ConsNot much space to innovate

Advice to Senior ManagementMore visibility in senior level thinking.

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

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Lack of direction careerwise

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

Prosgood office facilities, decent compensation, friendly coworkers

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good money but that is all

Research Analyst (Former Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementLead 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Passive Aggressive HR policies/Unfriendly team dynamics

Research Analyst (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsGood 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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsWork-life balance, work different from KPOs (better), cooperative sr.management and direct managers

ConsBad HR, uncertain promotion opportunities

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

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Good work culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosgreat place to start a career

Conslesser compensation hike, no career path, less rewards and less onsite oppurtunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company with great opportunity executing reasonably well

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CEB full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat opportunity to serve senior functional leaders. Unique ecosystem and business model giving CEB an unparalleled position to generate insights on critical functional topics.

ConsBureaucratic decision-making process. Most decisions are taken by consensus often with too many people involved, thus increasing the time to make decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up and clarify decision-making.

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

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Mixed bad

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood work culture, friendly employees, decent work life balance depending on what you are working on, and more importantly good salary

ConsNo managerial experience at senior positions, job requirements differ a lot based on the type of projects you are on at the same positions, lack of exportable skill sets and some amount of favouritism

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent but Short Experience

Web Associate (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I worked at CEB as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFacilities and HR polices were amazing

ConsOnly need to work on there employ retention policies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was okay

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsGet to learn stakeholder management
Work directly with CXOs (or their direct reports)

ConsSenior management in HQ treats Gurgaon as a back office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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