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Was a great place to work!
Facilities & Ops Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 16, 2017
The Advisory Board Company was one of the better organizations I've been employed with. I loved the freedom to manage my office without being micromanaged. I was trusted to make the best decisions for our office.
Pros
Work / Life balance
Cons
None I can think of.
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You will learn a lot!
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 7, 2017
You will be challenged daily and will find all projects your work on, intellectually stimulating. Very enjoyable experience! Happy to have had the opportunity to work here!
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Amazing culture, management cares about their staff
Director of Internal Communications (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 26, 2017
Working directly with senior leaders, I can say this is a company that cares about its people and its culture. I wish I could have stayed longer, but had to move due to another amazing opportunity for my spouse. Otherwise, I would have loved to continue building my career here.
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Company Acquired
Software QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 23, 2017
Not a good time to apply at the moment. Company recently got acquired so top ranked employees are leaving by the dozen and the rest were laid-off.
Prior to the acquisition The Advisory Board Company was the Best place to work.
Pros
Acquirement finalized
Cons
The unknown after the acquirement
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Medical science liaison Novartis
Médical Science Liaison Novartis (Former Employee) –  AlgerOctober 8, 2017
Journée palpitante ,faite a 90% terrain ,c'est a dire a la rencontre des leaders d'opinion.
Developpement du relationnel, apport et developement des dernieres études ou recommandations.
Notre apport sur les dernieres études du produit (DCI) developpé par le laboratoire ne peut etre que passionant et riche en echange avec les médecins.
Pros
Liberté dans l'approche avec le leader d'opinion
Cons
Trop de route
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Fall just short of desired culture
Member Services Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 5, 2017
Sometimes expectations are unclear or very different manager to manager. Great people and meaningful products but sometimes staff treatment is not the best.
Pros
Pto
Cons
Pay
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Fast paced companies with smart colleagues
Dedicated Advisor, Talent Development Partnerships (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 3, 2017
The Advisory Board is a great company to work for, what they lack in salary, they make up for with substantial paid time off, benefits, and a strong organizational culture which values collaboration, professional development and community service
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Flexible work environment, poor management
Value Management Director (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 2, 2017
Constant re-orgs putting people in roles where they have no experience and are set up to fail. Company being acquired makes job security and career path very uncertain.
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Used to be a good place to work
consulting (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 13, 2017
Recent managerial changes and imminence of acquisition have resulted in a chaotic, stressful environment fraught with attrition that management is making minimal efforts to effectively contain.
Pros
a lot of PTO (if you can use it)
Cons
uncertainty regarding the future, sense that the management doesn't seek to retain valuable employees
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Great people, but company stumbling
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 11, 2017
The Advisory Board Company has a strong culture and employs great people. The work there is meaningful and the benefits are generous.

In the last year, the company has had issues with hostile investors and slumping stock prices, so they have laid off many workers and are actively seeking buyers for multiple parts of the company. This affects job security and benefits as the CEO pushes jobs overseas and takes away budgets for employee gatherings.

While the company was founded on exceptional service to the clients, cost cutting measures and outsourcing of work has meant that employees are now restricted from giving the same quality of service.

I loved my experience at the company, but in the months leading to me leaving the stress was very high, the general mood in the office was dismal as they laid off over 200 people, and the workload increased dramatically for those who did not lose their job.
Pros
Great people working hard to make a meaningful impact
Cons
Stock price more important than employees or clients
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Good place to start
Associate Software Engineer, Crimson (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 8, 2017
I started here right after college, and I even moved to Texas to work there. It has a great culture, though not as active as it first seems. Advancement is pretty regular as long as you perform correctly. I had to leave when my position was eliminated, but I would have stayed if I had the chance.
Pros
Social coworkers
Cons
Knowledge silos - people not knowing anything about what others did.
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Growing Pains
Associate Director (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 4, 2017
Can be challenging depending on your role/department, and the hours are demanding at times. Management may be inexperienced and the culture is very sales oriented.
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Young, Innovative Company
Education Consultant (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCSeptember 1, 2017
Great launching pad for young professionals - very focused on skill building and upward movement. Low salaries compared to similar firms. Work hard, play hard culture.
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A mixed bag of culture and growth
Director (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 21, 2017
This is an excellent place to come to learn the ropes of being inside a big company and navigating a mixed bag of Austin and DC cultures. There's lots of opportunity to grow your young career. However, at the top things get slow and stale really quickly. It's a company that struggles to take risk without a tremendous amount of introspection and design by committee decision making, if at all.
Pros
Smart people, access to interesting challenges
Cons
Slow decision making, leadership is not compelling
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Senior Director, Finance & Accounting (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCAugust 9, 2017
This was a stable place to work until recently. Hours are long but you are able to be flexible with your schedule and work remotely. Opportunities for advancement and dynamic environment.
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Good place to work
Senior Director (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 5, 2017
As long as you are a junior resource, this is a great place to grow. Titles are somewhat inflated, and there are too many people who "grew up" at the Advisory Board and don't really know how to run a business. Having said that, you can learn a lot and grow as a professional.
Once you get to mid-level, however, it becomes harder to grow and move unless you have a benefactor looking out for you.
Pros
flexible work schedule
Cons
not really open to innovation
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Excellent upward mobility opportunities
Education Advisory Board Research (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 3, 2017
Great company to work for - maintains a very flat structure and values input from all levels. Work/life balance isn't great, but the salary makes up for it.
Pros
Upward mobility
Cons
No emphasis placed on management. HR doesn't function to protect employees.
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Mircromanaged
Senior Marketing Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 30, 2017
The MA role is a great way to get into the firm however, it is not guaranteed that you'll have the opportunity to grow with the firm like they tend to advertise.
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Great opportunity to work remotely
Sr. Coding & Reimbursement Analyst/Sr. Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 19, 2017
The company allows several of it's employees to work remotely from all of the country. The opportunity to be apart of a large company but not have to relocate is ideal for me at this time. There is encouragement to set yourself apart in the consulting field but the concept is that everyone operates as a team. The environment can be fast paced but very easy to adapt to and there is a focus around healthy work-life balance and personal growth. Upper management is very interested in employee morale. The most difficult part of the job is learning all of the moving parts within the company and all of their specific offerings. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to work with clients from all over the country and assist them to achieve their goals.
Pros
Remote capability, certain roles include light travel, great benefits packages
Cons
Travel can be difficult when it is back to back weekly, sometimes there is little consideration around barriers that are beyond your control
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Great Company
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 19, 2017
great company

Continue to (over)communicate the new health care strategy and be transparent on how we're doing against it, continue to invest in career development for employees, continue focusing on work/life balance, and continue to be mission-driven (again, it's why people come and why people stay).
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