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Forrester Research Reviews in London, England

Updated Feb 3, 2014
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3.2 17 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

Forrester Research Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony

George F. Colony

(12 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance at Forrester is really refreshing and strongly encouraged (in 31 reviews)

  • Really smart people and has a great place in the market (in 42 reviews)


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

  • There is a hesitence to speak the truth to senior management (in 15 reviews)

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    Good on CV- not a good experience.

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

    4 people found this helpful  

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementSlash half of HR, reduce the number of processes and instead focus on the quality of deliverables.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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