Forrester Research
3.3 of 5 240 reviews
www.forrester.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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A great first step into IT....

Account Executive (Former Employee)

I worked at Forrester Research full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou get close access to key technology decision makers and industry experts. It's fun to be hearing about technologies before they are widely adopted.

ConsForrester Research is a company that is stuck. The Management team lacks the vision to grow the company out of the same footprint that it's been in for the past 5-10 years and is losing it's place as a true market visionary. Forrester provides a lessening level of pragmatic, actionable relevance to decision makers. The sales compensation plan used to provide an opportunity to make good money but that changes after a run of extremely poor sales leaders and their sad thoughts around new account planning and compensation models.

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand into consulting. Acquire a brand name deal advisory firm. Change the face of Forrester from being an online subscription company to a firm that advises clients at the highest level. it's time to morph Forrester into a consulting/advisory/research power. That's only going to happen when the current CEO and founder steps aside and allows a more business minded individual to take the company to Forrester 2.0 and away from it's current, diminished self.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you're in Sales, keep looking...

Sales (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at Forrester Research full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Amazing colleagues. So many, like the analysts, are brilliant. Strong… Cons: In sales, there's no work/life balance. If you're based out of Cambridge, you have to be at your desk every day. The office is on… Advice to Senior Management: Look for a buyer. If you haven't hit $1 billion… More

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Good people, good company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at Forrester Research full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Work/life balance Good name Smart people Young atmosphere Cons: Smart people Bad location Organizational structure can be confusing No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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