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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work Culture

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Smart ppl. The Work Culture is very open. There are no closed door cabins for anyone in the company. Summers are fun! Volleyball, Corn hole, Ping pong, Golf etc. HQ location is good.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better. There is some politics as you go higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits could be better - 401K match, bonus, profit sharing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Forrester Research full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Product, fantastic people, great work/life balance. Very smart and passionate people work there. They allow folks to grow and try new things which is great for younger folks just starting out.

    Cons

    Senior Management a bit disconnected, and the office location is dismal. The office building internally is beautiful, but it is in the middle of a field without access to anything without use of a car. Also, there has been a bit of transition happening lately, so much changeover in employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Been doing things the same way for many years, need a bit more innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Buzzing atmosphere, but maybe not for technology roles.

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    Current Employee - Business Solutions Architect in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Architect in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    You'll be surrounded by smart people. It's always interesting to talk to colleagues. Management is very open and collaborative. You never feel in the dark about what's going on in the organization. Free access to read research - you'll be on top of all the market trends before they even happen. Organizational changes often to meet market needs so they're unlikely to ever get caught behind the times. Forrester lives in the future.

    Cons

    No path to promotion for technical roles. Work is not challenging. Pay is less than average.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dynamic work environment, working alongside very intelligent people.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance at Forrester is really refreshing and strongly encouraged. The people I work with are very smart, insightful and I learn a lot almost everyday. It's a really open environment and people are willing to help and also heed your advice. The research is compelling and their innovation in the marketplace is refreshing and sometimes daring. I respect that.

    Cons

    I would honestly say the biggest downside is the pay - they tried to give me a pay cut for getting a promotion - who does that?! Also they don't take cost of living into consideration, so whether you're in NY, SF or Boston - those markets all mean the same to them. NOT smart coming from a company that does market research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take cost of living into consideration, people don't want to leave - but when someone offers you a $40K more in base salary elsewhere...that's hard to beat and also a slap in the face to me who is clearly getting paid way under market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for out of college.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Management could be a little more interactive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company and very smart people

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Forrester has been a great place for me to work at. Great work / life balance. It's a place you can feel welcome

    Cons

    The career path is not an easy one. Once you move from an associate to a senior individual contributor, it's hard to move over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It will change your life...for the better.

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, incredible benefits, opportunity to work with brilliant minds and educated professionals, entrepreneurial culture, you get to work with influential business leaders in both IT and marketing, it improves business acumen, sharpens selling tool-sets, get to be on the cutting edge of business technology.

    Cons

    Low end of compensation for the industry, not many opportunities for growth/advancement/management. takes a one-size-fits all approach to products, too many layers of superfluous mid-management, training leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work with how you regard your clients and employees, but get rid of the dead weight!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    There a reason they have such high staff attrition

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting content. Allows you to understand some hot areas of interest.

    Cons

    Constant change, which almost always effects sales negatively. With the new CSO trying to be more like Gartner in terms of the pricing but the Forrester is not Gartner. Huge lack in Infrastructure content. Lots of Analysts leaving at moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the impact on the front line before making decisions. Take a look outside the speadsheets to get a real world view on what is happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture. Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    No path to promotion. Salary is not competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great research company

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    Current Employee - Data Operations in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Data Operations in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    good working environment. flexible schedule.

    Cons

    the company is constantly changing and the organization is very complex and takes quite some time to understand different teams and their responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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