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30+ days ago

Research Associate, Supporting Security & Risk Management Professionals

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


30+ days ago

Research Associate, Supporting B2B Marketing Professionals

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


3 days ago

Research Associate, Supporting Customer Experience Professionals – new

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


17 days ago

Associate Consultant

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


4 days ago

Product Strategy & Operations Associate

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


30+ days ago

Associate Content Producer

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


19 days ago

Associate Account Manager

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


4 days ago

Events Associate, FLB

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


30+ days ago

Market Impact Associate Consultant

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

A global research and advisory firm, Forrester serves professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face… Forrester Research


19 days ago

Researcher, Serving B2B Marketing Professionals

Forrester Research Cambridge, MA

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and… Forrester Research


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    Pros

    Decent name for a future job and the work life balance is pretty good. Forrester employs a lot of young, bright people and has some interesting opportunities to learn if you're placed on the right team.

    Cons

    Forrester does hire a lot of young, bright professionals to staff its research organization, though it does little to nothing with them. None of the "opportunities" available to a research associate are linked to merit, which encourages complacency and drives most of the junior staff to leave in the first year-18 months. The pay, as documented elsewhere, is barely more than half of the industry standard, and while everyone from the head of research to the head of human resources will tell you that it's not, it is. Many RAs wait tables, bartend or tutor in the evenings and on weekends just to be able to pay rent in a low-cost suburb of Boston or Cambridge.

    The work that RAs do is most often unrelated to research. 90% of the job within the first year is administrative, i.e. scheduling calls, running to the cafe to buy an analyst a Snapple, etc., and while there are some analysts that value the RAs that work with them, most view them as an expendable personal assistant, and exclude them from their research process.

    On a more general level, there is no connection between senior leadership and the rest of the organization. This has been commented on ad nauseam already so I won't get into detail, but when you're laying off employees and shredding their bonuses, is chartering flights to exotic locations and splurging on executive bonuses really a prudent decision?

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