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Will change your life for the better!

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Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA

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

Pros

Great culture, smart people, work/life balance respected above all. Sales people are treated respectfully. You will learn so much, it will position you for success whether you stay or leave to pursue your career elsewhere. Benefits are fantastic!

Cons

Pay is on the low side within the industry. If you are in sales, it's luck of the draw as to whether or not you will get a set of profitable accounts. Not very proactive in terms of content and product training. Must be a self-starter, no hand holding.

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Stop taking on too much too soon. Geo alignment for sales is recommended to foster better client relationships.

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    Fast moving company with smart people and fun culture

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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

    The work is interesting and focuses on cutting edge, industry leading ideas
    Employees are very smart, hard-working, and enthusiastic; and the culture is supportive and collaborative
    There is openness to telework and schedule flexibility
    There is an established history and focus on growing and advancing people within the company, and encouraging employees to move between different parts of the business.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains to move to a more efficient, process oriented, scalable way of doing business. In the past, we've been challenged by attempts to implement too much change too quickly, though that issue has been recognized and better addressed by management in the last 6-12 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    hard work, but low pay

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good brand, although deteriorating
    Some very helpful people who really want to help the customer
    Lots of products/services to sell if you sell to vendors and vendors actually want to buy form Forrester - much easier to be successful
    good benefits - especially if you are in Cambridge - but good overall

    Cons

    below average pay in sales for the complexity and skill you need to do the job
    incomprehensibly complex for no good reason
    very little courage displayed by management - but plenty of rules
    a lot of STICK and not much carrot
    legacy "loyalists" get promoted regardless of leadership traits
    800 lb Gorilla of a competitor
    lots and lots of finger pointing and butt kissing, not a lot of courage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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