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Collegiate culture, terrible management

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Former Employee - Account Manager
Former Employee - Account Manager

I worked at Forrester Research full-time (more than a year)

Pros

The culture at Forrester is helpful. Everyone will offer their assistance, whether or not they are actually able to assist. Most of the people are really great people, and great care is taken during the interview process to ensure you will fit into that culture.

Cons

The senior management is immature and inexperienced. Most of them are home grown. Change is not managed, aligned to company objectives or planned effectively. Mission, vision, and values change frequently, and corporate objectives are not clearly communicated or quantified to help measure achievement or results. Cross selling is difficult and falters in front of the customer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When sales attrition is close to 30%, something is seriously wrong with your market approach. Hire people who are experienced enough to know what they are doing, and then let them do it while you track and measure and make adjustments based on results. You will never compete with Gartner until you do.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. A talent-based company

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. friendly management leadership, with a foreseeable career path for myself
    2. fast expanding with new opportunities in my covered area and regions

    Cons

    Currently I don't have any concerns about the company. I look forward to corporate's further investment in more areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve team communication across different role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A great product, shame about the inferiority complex

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    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Forrester Research full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, fresh thinking, opportunity to work with large accounts

    Cons

    Nano-management, lack of autonomy, tactical sales process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you have a great offering, better believe your own capability and inspire confidence in the ranks. changing the strategy every year doesn't help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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