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Forrester Research Reviews in London, England

Updated March 21, 2014
Updated March 21, 2014
276 Reviews

3.7
276 Reviews
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Forrester Research Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
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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 the CV, great people but lack of support and growth in Europe

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Specialist  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Development Specialist in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The people at Forrester are what make the company a fun, vibrant and generally good place to work. The pay is reasonable (good basic rubbish commission) therefore you are not hugely incentivised to over perform as an SDS.

    Cons

    Forrester is a very U.S. centric company therefore growth in Europe is slow meaning a lack of career opportunities, also the marketing is targeted towards us market even though that is slowly getting better with localised marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing for more support in Europe to help grow and retain best talent. Look to promote from within and create a more visual career plan with employees.

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  2.  

    Growth, challenge, networking

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Growth, challenge, networking, client base

    Cons

    Individual performance is diluted by the fact that goals are heavily team performance impacted, and the 'matrix' concept is a tremendous dis-incentive.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth in the past 4 years has outpaced management's progress in evolving the resourcing and performance measurement criteria. The leadership needs to upgrade and update their thinking.

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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to learn.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    An intellectually challenging work environment with lots of learning opportunities.
    Great people to work with, Forrester employees tend to be really nice and friendly .

    Cons

    No career development path, the initiatives in this space just don't work and there's no follow up on the review systems in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bonus compensation system is demotivating for anyone other than analyst or a sales person.

    Analyst who overperform on their advisory goal get compensated directly for this, sales gets a commission on all their deals, all other employees only get a bonus if the company performs according to plan without taking into account their personal performance.

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