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Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Cambridge, MA

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

Pros

Smart people, supportive culture, interesting work.

Cons

The IT industry often resembles the fashion business. Trends rule.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fine place if you are part of the club

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very smart people that work hard for the client. Sales people are under intense pressure and the company says they look after the clients interests however when quarter end rolls around its all about closing the deal.

    Cons

    Tough business model, senior management is struggling to find right combination of solutions/products, if you are not from Cambridge then you will be a second class citizen. San Francisco employees and other locations are not treated as well. There is a Cambridge centric thought pattern and also very clubby if you are in Cambridge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees for once

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Riding a legacy reputation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    Absolutely zero training in core competences.
    Culture that encourages analysts (the core business) to be primadonnas
    An amateur HR department
    Below market pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from the outside for senior mgmt.
    Middle mgmt should be restructured to be more than a buffer and overhead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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