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Best professional experience of my 20-year career so far. Superb.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA

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

Pros

-Best management chain of my career. They sustain trust, uphold integrity and encourage risk-taking. Bravo!
-The visibility is incredible, and we have the opportunity to influence and inform people at all levels of industry.
-Many opportunities to pursue new areas of research and engage with clients.
-Leadership team asks for and responds to candid feedback, and owns up to mistakes.
-Fantastic clients and the nature of the work makes keeping them happy a natural outcome. It's truly inspiring.

Cons

-Time management is hard. You will work very hard and the pay is only 'just enough' (but if you're in research for big money then you're in the wrong career!).
-Constant context switching in the analyst role (research, consulting, inquiry, internal) is inefficient. Needs more focus, less clutter.
-Bureaucracy can get a little out of hand. Takes months to get new research through the laborious editing process despite having fabulous people doing the editing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Invest and mature the HR org so they can actively help employees find and develop their strengths.
-Perfection is the enemy of great - shorten the research value delivery chain.
-Recognize the inherent inefficiency of constant context switching, and focus the research role on fast, collaborative, high-value research delivery.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to begin career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forrester Research

    Pros

    Valuable exposure, learning and experience

    Cons

    Training can be stressful because there is so much to learn. Pretty big learning curve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, amazingly smart people to learn from

    Cons

    Vision is sometimes not so clear. Lots of changes for the sake of change.

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