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​​Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 500,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of our most innovative clients. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organizations. For more information, visit forrester.com.

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At Forrester, our core values guide us in everything we do. We call these values 3CIQ:

  • Client: At Forrester, our clients come first. How can we do a better job for them? We never stop working on it.
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TED SCHADLER, VICE PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL ANALYST, SERVING CIOS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.


Why do I love being an analyst at Forrester? Because I get to speak truth to power.


"Stride on the world stage" was former president Bill Bluestein's promise. And the head of research warned me that "for the right person, being a Forrester analyst is the best job in the world." Both were right. I'm insatiably curious about technology and its impact on consumers and businesses. I like to write reports that people are still reading a year later and mix it up with the experts on my team. But what I love about being a Forrester analyst is sitting across the table from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and telling them the truth about their strategy, market, or customers. Sometimes it's the first time they've heard it. Forrester's rock-solid research and high-integrity culture makes speaking truth to power possible. And CEOs value the truth even if it hurts.


CARRIE JOHNSON, VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, SERVING EBUSINESS & CHANNEL STRATEGY PROFESSIONALS, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.


A magnifying glass. That's why I love working at Forrester.


When I applied for a research associate job in 1998, the Forrester Careers web page featured an image of a person peering through a magnifying glass, and I was drawn to the curiosity that the magnifying glass represented. Over the past decade and more, Forrester has fulfilled its promise to me that while working here, I would have the opportunity to explore ideas and work with people who felt passionate about that exploration. I didn't know then that ideas were just the beginning. Through patient mentors, dedicated managers, caring peers, and thoughtful training, I've been able to wear so many hats at Forrester — from a junior researcher to the manager of a large research team. Each hat has come with great learning and of course stumbles on my part, which Forrester helped me overcome with grace. I'm incredibly grateful that Forrester let me use that magnifying glass in research and also turned it on me to help me explore my career and capabilities.


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Britain's Healthiest Companies , Britain's Healthiest Companies, 2014
America's 200 Best Small Companies , Forbes, 2009
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Founded 1983
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Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 500,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies ... More

Mission: Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organizations. For more information, visit forrester.com.

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