Facilities & Ops Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 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.
Amazing culture, management cares about their staff
Director of Internal Communications (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 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.
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.
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.
Dedicated Advisor, Talent Development Partnerships (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 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
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – September 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.
Great people working hard to make a meaningful impact
Stock price more important than employees or clients
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.
Knowledge silos - people not knowing anything about what others did.
Director (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – August 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.
Smart people, access to interesting challenges
Slow decision making, leadership is not compelling
Senior Director (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 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.
Sr. Coding & Reimbursement Analyst/Sr. Analyst (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 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.
Remote capability, certain roles include light travel, great benefits packages
Travel can be difficult when it is back to back weekly, sometimes there is little consideration around barriers that are beyond your control
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).