Forrester Research Interview Questions

Updated Apr 8, 2015
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    Associate Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Interview

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

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    • 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

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    offer was the offer

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    Sales Interview

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

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

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    Difficult Interview
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research (Cambridge, MA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    • Why do you want to be an ADM? What is the last book you have read?   Answer Question
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    Office Manager Interview

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    Average Interview
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    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    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 Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research (Cambridge, MA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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.   1 Answer
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    Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
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    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Forrester Research (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    Long interview process, which was fantastic. Met with 6 different people individually for a half hour conversation each. Portfolio review/conversational style Q&A. Nothing daunting about the process, I felt prepared, and very welcomed. Everyone seemed to love working there.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Interview

    Initial Communication was great, but faded as the interview process got longer. The process was long - 1 phone interview with the HR Recruiter. This recruiter then becomes your contact for the rest of the process. I then had 2 separate phone interviews with different vice presidents, and one 4-hour in person interview. Also had to take a skills test during the in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • A series of "either/or" questions that don't really have right or wrong answers. IE: "do you prefer working alone or in groups?" When I tried to say I can do both, the interviewer told me to pick one.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

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    Interview

    I was contacted by the hr and scheduled a phone interview later that week. The interview was typical. Basically we went through my recent research experiences. Talked about the skills I used in the research. She also asked about whether I'm willing to relocate and my salary expectation.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    I got an email from a recruiter saying she wanted to connect and talk about my background because she thought I was a good fit. 30 minutes prior to the interview, she vowed rescheduled and I never set a date. I had to call another recruiter and speak with her. She told me she would contact me within a few days to speak with a hiring manager, and after 3 emails and a phone call on my behalf, I never heard back.

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    Director Interview

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    Significant amount of interviews then in-person presentation.

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    • During the presentation, it was a very detailed question about the data and how it was sourced.   Answer Question

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