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Wonderful company but very frustrating long term.

Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

Pros- Great place to gain a diverse range of experience on IT usage in different industries. Job varies greatly from day to day offering a huge amount of variety
- Very motivated and intelligent co-workers
- Generally very good atmosphere in London office
- Nice office, great location in central London
- Good work life balance, and allowed flexible work hours
- Well recognized brand
- Opportunities to work with great clients (most of whom are Global 500)
- Regular company communication and updates
- Very good pay package especially for a company of its size

Cons- Very change averse (unless change is being dictated by exec management). Swimming against the stream will get you absolutely nowhere
- Culture encouraged by Colony around competition for consulting work leads to constant turf wars and coverage area fiefdoms. Extreme arrogance from certain analysts is tolerated and seemingly even encouraged
- A lot of internal meetings that lead to more internal meetings -- rarely accomplish anything and are often just a chance for people to winge at impotent middle management
- Bonus structure was ridiculous
- Lack of local management and thus control over career trajectory
- Incredibly US centric

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a step back and give middle management more control. Moral at the company continues to decline and many believe that executive management has become completely out of touch with the day to day challenges and realities of most employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    nice place to start

    Research Associate (Former Employee)

    I worked at Forrester Research


    Pros: the people you work with the opportunities to learn. being part of research teams help you get a good understanding of IT topics, work with… Cons: juniors spend a lot of time with powerpoint and excel doing repetitive work. some task flow inefficiencies in the document production makes it long… Advice to Senior Management: invest more in training More
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    Rough place to work at (little respect for people, very low salaries for anyone not a researcher or sales rep).

    Program Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Forrester Research


    Pros: A great place for keeping abreast of emerging business technologies. Cons: If you're not a Sales rep or an Analyst, you're… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure to think about employees, about training allowance or development… More
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