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Updated Dec 1, 2014
Updated Dec 1, 2014
91 Interview Reviews

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    Consultant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was a phone screen with an HR person. It was very straight forward, but I did have to email the individual twice to get a response.

    Second interview was with a senior consultant in the group. This interview was a discussion of my background and why I would be a good fit for the group. Again, this interview very straight forward.

    The third interview was with a director of the group. This is the interview in which I received the case question (refer to the "most difficult question" section). I was told that my answer was perfect. I was also told at the end of the interview that this person was going to send me information to review and that he was excited to speak with me again regarding the job after I had reviewed the materials. This was apparently a lie since I was not contacted by the company until I emailed the director and HR person several times each.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview process was fairly straightforward with one case question in the third round. I was asked what information I would like to know to decide whether or not a company should implement a project.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Forrester Research Response

    Aug 11, 2014VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your feedback on your interview process at Forrester. While we strive to be proactive and keep up strong communication with each and every candidate, there are times where clearly ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and within 30 minutes of submitting my application, HR contacted me about scheduling an interview. However, a couple of days before the interview, HR needed to reschedule which was not a problem. The day of the interview, I did not receive a call and I sent an email to follow up, in case something had come up and we needed to reschedule. However, it seems that the person I was supposed to interview with was actually out of the office the day she suggested we reschedule the interview. I never heard from them again.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Forrester Research Response

    Aug 11, 2014VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. I am really disappointed to hear about your experience regarding your application and interview. While we strive to have really clear, proactive communication with ... More

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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Forrester Research.

    Interview Details

    I am currently being interviewed. I have been interviewed by the recruiter. The next step is to interview with the hiring manager and if that goes well will go on-site.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Account Executive Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Forrester Research.

    Interview Details

    The process was extremely slow. From the initial phone call until the final interview was nearly 3 months. Communication was seriously lacking as I had to reach out to the HR person numerous times to find out if I was even still being considered. The people were very friendly and the process was interesting, but the lack of communication was frustrating, especially when it took more than two weeks after the interview and multiple phone calls and emails from me to get a voicemail from the HR person letting me know they had chosen another candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • A sales presentation had to be created and presented via video conference.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Forrester Research Response

    Apr 28, 2014VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review. I am so sorry to hear the process took so long. We typically fill our Sales roles within 35 days, so am disappointed to hear about a 3 month process. More over, I am very ... More

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    Sales Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research.

    Interview Details

    I applied through LinkedIn and was contacted by a recruiter for the company, the call went well. It was a standard 30-45 minute conversation with your typical screening questions. I was told I was one of the select few that were chosen for another interview and that it was a "cream of the crop" scenario. This was weird because I had zero experience within the industry (was looking for a career change). The second interview turned out to not be an interview at all but a meet and greet with "high ranking" employees. Well it was going to be a bunch of people trying to get their 2 seconds in with hiring managers and not something I was trying to do, I'm not into kissing shoes for an entry level position.

    Interview Questions
    • When have you overcame an obstacle that would arise in the job you are applying for?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Forrester Research Response

    Apr 28, 2014VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your feedback! Your experience is definitely not what we hope to see at Forrester. I apologize our Open House event was pitched to you as a full interview - however, it was a great ... More

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Account Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Intense interview process, even for an internal candidate. They have many rounds of interviews with senior management, capped by a 20 mins presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • The presentation is focused on how you would manage your book of business. The more detail and processed oriented you can be, the better.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    offer was the offer
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A process, but once you're in, you're in. Forrester is great at acquiring top talent.

    Interview Questions
    • If you know sales, you'll do fine if you show drive and motivation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Account Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process went very smoothly and was very straight forward. First I was contacted by a recruiter for a 20 minute phone screen. After having passed the phone screen, I was brought in for an interview and met with 5 members of the team. I spent roughly 30minutes with each member.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to be an ADM? What is the last book you have read?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Office Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Forrester Research in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter called me in November 2013 for a screening and then I got an in person interview a few days later. I interviewed with four separate people through video conference and then went back a few days later to meet with three more people in the office. They called to tell me that they were reworking the position and that I would get more information shortly. To this day they have never told me that I did not get the position. I did reach out to the recruiter I had been working with but she told me that they were still reworking things and that if I did not hear from her that it was not a negative sign. I would say that after four months it is safe to assume that I did not get the position. Considering how many interviews I went through you would think that they would do me the courtesy of telling me that I was not chosen. Obviously the way this whole process was handled was less than professional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Forrester Research Response

    Apr 28, 2014VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am disappointed to hear that a member of the talent acquisition team did not follow up and give you the respect of an update on the filled Office ... More

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial dialogue was made by a recruiter via Linked In in-mail. He/she would be the main contact in the hiring process.Then a phone interview as a screening process started within 1-2 weeks. If they felt the candidates have the right skill sets and background, they might bring them on-site for further group interview etc.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions were asked during initial screening process. The corporate recruiters were easy going and asking basic questions regarding the candidates' work history and relevant project experience.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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