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Forrester Research Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
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Pros
  • The work-life balance at Forrester is really refreshing and strongly encouraged (in 37 reviews)

  • Working with extremely smart people and very flexible work environment (in 44 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is on the lower side, but work/life balance and culture make up for it (in 12 reviews)

  • The communication of this back to senior management doesn't seem to be happening effectively (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good on CV- not a good experience.

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    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Forrester Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worldwide recognized brand, some great colleagues, access to interesting research & good sales training (although through outsourced provider)

    Cons

    In my business unit: Moving goal posts. Useless internal sales trainers who've never sold anything & hence clueless. Harassment by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    No recognition no matter the effort, no opportunities - beware!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Forrester Research

    Pros

    Good name to have on your resume. Fun, intelligent people to work with, relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement/promotions, while on the surface it seems to be the case that there are many. Forrester is a highly political place (even though this is only typical of a much larger company) - you can only win if you know the game and play by the rules. There is an unbelievable amount of red-tape to jump through in order to accomplish the smallest task (at the expense of productivity and quality), and employees are encouraged to invent more "processes" in order to receive praise/promotions, which is extremely counterproductive. The HR department is bloated with unnecessary made-up positions. The turn-over is very high, no doubt due to inadequate level of compensation compared to other similar companies, and no appreciation whatsoever for the hard effort and the extra hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slash half of HR, reduce the number of processes and instead focus on the quality of deliverables.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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