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  1. Great changes and momentum!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Forum Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organization has a fantastic legacy and history. Senior leadership has recently made some changes, including at the CEO level that seem to have put the company on a solid path forward.

    Cons

    The company needs to deliver on commitments to research and development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus that you have started to communicate. There are smart people that want to do great things.


  2. Great learning experience but not a good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to wear so many hats and learned so much from different projects.

    Cons

    The company does not value the importance of building the talent pipeline. They focus too much on the bottom line but forgets about the people investment is the key to the success of the business.

    Advice to Management

    improve the development of the employees.


  3. A great place to build a career in learning and development.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A fabulous group of people; highly collaborative, engaging, high standards. A blue chip client base. Very customer-focused and innovative.

    Cons

    Changes in top level management at Forum and parent company have created stress and threatened the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible.


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  5. Small Company, Good Benefits, Low Career Growth Opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent Pay and Compensations/Bonus - Friendly, collaborative employees - Smart employees dedicated to the Business - Good Work/Life Balance, telecommute possible

    Cons

    Working at Forum is OK. A lot has changed since the past reviews posted on this website. More Layoffs due to the economy and politics. Too many "upper management" roles, too junior level roles. Upper management completely sales driven--whole company revolves around the sales department neglecting other important business issues. Corporate structure does not make sense. Too many meetings--not a clear strategy every year. Overall, unstructured and unprepared.

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure in the organization, especially strategy wise. Would be nice to have a good balance instead of being so focused/driven on sales.


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    Strong Client Delivery Teams Carry the Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Strong client delivery teams that often "wows" customers - Good foundational mid-level leadership content - Interesting client projects - Flexible work schedules - Good pay - Collegial, friendly atmosphere - Sales driven culture - Managers provide good coaching, especially in client delivery areas

    Cons

    - R&D and Marketing are disconnected from customers - Difficult to engage management in changing processes--very hierarchical and territorial as most senior managers have been with Forum for 15-20 years - The lack of customer data beyond each consultant's last experience provides lots of debate, few substantive strategic decisions. This lack of agility can be frustrating if you think because of its small size and brainpower they might accomplish more. - Management coaching in sales areas often not reliable - Many are afraid to voice their opinions openly

    Advice to Management

    1) Get serious about listening to customers. Collect, aggregate and analyze customer data for Strategy, R&D, Marketing and Sales purposes. 2) Consider getting fresh blood into the senior management ranks 3) Listen carefully to front-line employees and engage them in improving processes


  7. Helpful (1)

    A high quality company with a great environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, exceptional quality of services provided. They are true experts in adult learning in the areas of sales, leadership and customer experience. They also pay a pretty high level of compensation. The company culture is truly people-oriented and there is a sense that the top-level leaders do listen to and care about each and every employee.

    Cons

    Tough industry in a struggling economy.The Forum is a highly respected company in the Northeastern USA, but unknown in many other parts of the US. They haven't historically invested much money into marketing and therefore continue to remain unknown outside of the Northeast and former clients.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to be more realistic versus not wanting to "hurt people's feelings".


  8. So proud and fulfulled to work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's incredibly collaborative, positive, and supportive culture.

    Cons

    It's a small company that provides moderate opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow our strategy to drive our focus and investment decisions


  9. Great people, collaborative culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Forum Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work in Forum EMEA (the London office) and have never worked with such a great group of people. Everyone is supportive and collaborative. They work hard but maintain a healthy work life balance, which is driven by the regional MD. Many of us work remotely at least once a week. Forum is a global organisation headquartered in the US, this office has worked hard at instilling a strong local culture while continually collaborating with the rest of the business. Many of us have calls with our counterparts overseas daily. Opportunities arise to work within other parts of the business and other geographies.

    Cons

    Forum has been traditionally slow to make decisions or move forward on some issues. This is being addressed but we're still not there yet.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new talent who can bring in fresh ideas and help drive Forum forward into the future. CEO: Be more visible, spend more time in regional offices


  10. its a good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Forum Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a good company and the assts are the employees here who are building it up each day .

    Cons

    I dont see so much of Cons but it would have been better if the systems and processes were more well defined.


  11. Good place to learn if you are self sufficient

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the glue that hold the company together. If you are happy to take charge of your own development then you can succeed.

    Cons

    Not a place for those who need a work/life balance or for those who do not have inquiring minds. Thinks do not get done as quickly as necessary

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that it is the people who make this company successful. Processes can only go so far and will not replace the knowledge of the group



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