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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 (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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 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 (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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Promising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    New sales leaders have provided new direction, strategy and energy into the salesforce
    Products and services and highly respected in the industry
    Senior leadership seems humble about past mistakes
    The events have been upgraded both in terms of content and style
    Dramatic increase in interest from the market in working here

    Cons

    Some legacy employees still affected by past two years of underperformance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making changes that are based on input from clients and field personnel versus the boardroom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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