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A great value-driven company undergoing continuous restructuring
Leadership Role (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 19, 2017
If you love healthcare and providing excellent service to members, this is a great place to work. The company believes in its mission and works hard to achieve it. It's a company very open to work-life balance and is a leader in social diversity and community impact.

There's been a lot of turn over and corporate restructuring in recent years which tends to undermine job security and culture while creating a self-promoting 'what have you done for me lately' culture. It's a great place to start a career and grow, but less opportunities exist for experienced professionals.
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Excellent place to work and develop analytical skills for all aspects of the healthcare industry.
Senior Member Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 30, 2017
All of my positions at the Advisory Board included collaborations with very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and creative coworkers, working towards the goal of member satisfaction and their product renewal.
I started out at the Advisory Board with group health claims experience which lead to extensive knowledge of commercial and government contracts, contract negotiations, data analysis and triaging/resolving issues with multiple members on a daily basis.

Management and the Advisory Board culture fully supported each employees ideas and goals.

Multi-tasking and time management was crucial and could be challenging when relying on other internal teams response on more in-depth resolutions. When all this ran smoothly the job was very rewarding.

The people at the Advisory Board are kind, caring and always willing to help which made it an enjoyable place to work.
Pros
Availability to work from home.
Cons
High stress levels due to meeting member SLA's.
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Great job, disappointing management
Marketing Associate, Performance Technologies (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCJuly 9, 2016
Company is filled with many bright and talented individuals. Training and onboarding are rapid and do not allow for an adjustment period. Management, unfortunately, likes to micro-manage. Benefits package is robust and more than generous. "Work/Life Balance" is touted often, but you are judged for not making your job part of your life.
Pros
Benefits, younger demographic, exposure to lots of high level people in the firm
Cons
no work/life balance, micro-management, entry level is mostly just busy work and sales
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Excellent company
Senior Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 20, 2017
Excellent company. I enjoyed working with teams there. I learned few new technologies like MySQL, PostgreSQL. Work culture is excellent, people are friendly. Professional environment is quite competitive. Company has several benefits and lot of holidays.
Pros
Lots of benefits and holidays
Cons
none
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Excellent place to work
Finance Administrator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 16, 2017
The culture is second to none with the brightest minds collaborating on providing advancement in strategic and clinical best practices for healthcare systems worldwide.
Pros
Think tank, energetic, collaborative
Cons
limited advancement due to proximity
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Great benefits and colleagues
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 8, 2017
Best benefits of any company I've ever worked for. The colleagues are all great and aren't out to get you. The company is going through some organizational changes right now while they figure out their corporate strategy but give them a year or two and this will be a solid employer to work for.
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Exciting culture and innovative minds
Associate Director (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 9, 2017
Really great place to work for mid-level professionals. Everyone is very bright and eager to learn more each day. It has a start-up mentality and culture, but is an established company.
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Failing company
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  DC, DCJanuary 31, 2017
This company used to be a great company to work for, but they prove over and over that they are incapable of running it. They've run several products into the ground. They constantly restructure.
Pros
good healthcare, insurance, PTO
Cons
management
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Fun work place, great culture
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 21, 2016
Great culture and intelligent bunch of people to work with. Great opportunities for career advancement. Great benefits and paid time off. Only con that I can think of is that the compensation is a little low for entry level jobs.
Pros
Culture, people
Cons
Work life balance, Compensations
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Great place to start a career
Sales and Marketing Associate (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 4, 2016
I've loved working here. I would recommend anyone looking for place to start their career to look here. They are very fast, and systems oriented, and also offer great training. Very selective though.
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A great place to work
Dedicated Advisor (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 5, 2016
This company has wonderful growth opportunities for young professionals seeking employment in Health Care or Higher Education.
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Good place to work, financial struggles and actively outsource to Chennai
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 19, 2016
Over the 3 years I've worked at the company it has struggled to transition from a startup to a larger organization. Lot of the fun qualities that attracted top talent have left, along with the talent. The software is facing scaling issues and lacks the flexibility needed to stay competitive in the current market.
Pros
Flex hours
Cons
Outsource to Chennai, Overworked services in US
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I enjoy my position and workplace
Member (Current Employee) –  varies each monthOctober 22, 2016
Working retail is like a surprise party, you never know what to expect but it will be wonderful
When a customer enters the store I assist them with their every need, if it be a small gift for themselves, a gift for a special occasion, or a corporate gift.
Personal service is key to customer service and it pleases me to provide it!
Pros
working together as a unit for the greater good
Cons
none
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Extremely smart people
Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 17, 2016
I can honestly say that the people at the Advisory Board are the smartest I've ever worked with. They're very technically savvy and interacting with them is pleasant (especially from my position in IT). The business processes are somewhat outdated, but we're working to change them. I'm very bullish on the future of ABC.
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Fun place to work but the compensation is unreasonable
Associate (Former Employee) –  DCAugust 1, 2015
ABC is a fun place to work with great benefits and trips involved. They make it sound pretty glamorous as far as advancement, chanting that in 8-12 months with internal internship experience and great performance you are for sure going to get promoted and in turn make a high a salary... don't believe it.

They find an "excuse" to deny almost every promotion, and hand out performance plans to ever entry level employee
Pros
Food, environment, culture
Cons
compensation, advancement, management
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Great Opportunity
Board Member (Current Employee) –  Jackson, OHFebruary 17, 2017
Great opportunity to meet with leaders in the community while enhancing the educational program for Stark State College Technology. Homeland Security initiatives discussed.
Pros
Networking
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Sr. Training and Perf.Imp Consultant
Senior Training Consultant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 31, 2017
Reviewed existing curriculum for Health and hospital systems. Learned from others on the Optimization team. Enjoyed working with consulting staff.
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Fun place to work
Specialist, Account Management (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 24, 2016
Fun place to work but definitely will have some growing pains. Need to work a lot of overtime for a very minimum salary. Will learn a lot and get support that you need but it is not the best place to work.
Pros
fun trips
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Kind of rocky right now
Technical Trainer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 5, 2017
It's kind of a rocky environment right now. When I started, there was a largely younger party atmosphere. Today, the first week into the new year, we're looking at lay offs.
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A great company that loves to take care of its employees
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 15, 2015
Working for Crimson, the Austin-based subsidiary of the Advisory board, can be pretty rewarding. The office is modern, the people are smart, and there is potential to do exciting work. However, the company struggles with product acquisitions and working on one of those teams can be a nightmare. The company also struggles with its upper level management and strategies and during my time there I witnessed a lot of wasted money and effort because of meaningless corporate politics and misguided decisions. Finally, managers and directors talked a big game when it came to creating a solution for data analytics in the healthcare space but never showed or proved that they had even the slightest clue as to actually creating a marketable product in this category.
Pros
Nice Office, Nice people
Cons
Poor upper level management, Deceiving bonus system, Corporate politics, bad corporate strategies
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