Forrester Research
3.3 of 5 252 reviews
www.forrester.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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A much more intense learning experience than grad school, and they pay you

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsThe camaraderie and the intense intellectual challenge are the best parts about Forrester. The culture and processes really hone your business acumen, critical thinking, and strategic view of industry and technology.

ConsCambridge is the center of the universe, and if you're not there, you have to work twice as hard to stay involved in decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping focus on information technology, rather than on other emerging areas, means that the firm has lost its innovative edge. The world has moved on, and IT is no longer a strategic differentiator. Nicholas Carr is right.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing people and benefits, low pay and high politics

    Consulting (Former Employee)
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    I worked at Forrester Research


    Pros: The people will keep you here. It's a fantastic networking world and the opportunity to learn, both about a professional work environment and about technology,… Cons: Once you're in at a certain level it's almost impossible to get more than 3% more per year. So make sure you like your starting… Advice to Senior Management: Don't punish people unfairly if their manager has a chip on their shoulder for seemingly no reason. When an entire team complains to HR… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Lots of Kool-Aid given at the outset - in attempts to distract you from egregiously low salaries

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Forrester Research


    Pros: - Friendly, fun, intelligent group of people to work with -… Cons: - In a word: Cheap - You'll be given all the excuses under the sun regarding "budget cycles" and why wage increases… Advice to Senior Management: Our "recognition awards" ceremonies consist of about 1/5 non-sales awards, then the rest sales oriented awards. It makes the 'non-revenue generating" employees (and we are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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