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Forrester Benefits

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Employer Summary

Forrester’s US benefits team focuses on employee health and well-being, providing best-in-class health coverage and offering deep discounts. Cambridge, Mass., employees can take advantage of a free on-site fitness center offering exercise classes and equipment, personal training, and locker room facilities.

Forrester offers our European employees a comprehensive benefits portfolio, including medical, vision, and life insurance. To our team in Asia Pacific (APAC), we offer personal accident coverage as well.

Our benefits packages also include financial rewards such as tuition support and referral bonus programs. Our benefits team evaluates the package annually to ensure that it remains competitive and differentiates Forrester from other companies in the market.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • 401K Plan  (11 comments)

    “Plenty of mutual fund options for all investment styles from one of the best companies around. Plus, company match up to a threshold. Really well...”

  • Health Insurance  (9 comments)

    “BCBS is a good provider however Forrester is finding more and more reasons to pass more of the expense on to the employee”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (8 comments)

    “Employees rarely take more than one week off at a time in the US offices, in part because even if you take vacation in a quarter, your goals remain...”

  • Jun 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    I think we have the perfect amount of vacation and sick/personal days. The fact that we don't have unlimited vacation makes us actually use the days which is nice . I also love the work smart program where you can work from home 1 day a week.

  • Aug 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Flexible when unexpected family issues come up.

  • Aug 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    I was recently asked about Forrester's maternity benefits by a friend at another advisory firm. As I was remembering my experience, I thought it might be helpful to share with people who plan to become parents and are considering a role at Forrester. This was my experience: Forrester gave 12 weeks, provided full pay for 2 of those weeks, 80% for 8 weeks (using short term disability) and then the employee could take the remaining 2 weeks unpaid or use vacation. They did not have an official flex return to work policy, but did let people work with their manager to figure out what would work. Forrester did not relax goals or allow for a ramp up period after maternity. Returning analysts were expected to meet goals for the quarter in which they returned, even if it meant traveling to do so. Forrester did not offer any assistance for people who had to travel. Forrester had multiple mother's rooms, equipped with chair, desk, phone, kitchen with fridge and sink. They were bookable via outlook and you had to use your ID to get in. My two cents - Forrester should have provided a lot more flexiblity with return to work. The pay coverage portion wasn't ideal, but it was ok (at least for me). I wouldn't assume, however, that could work for everyone. For someone that needs 100% of income, there would be a real pressure to come back before 12 weeks, which is not healthy (again, my opinion). They also did not allow for any flexiblity with their goals. Teams were also expected to meet goals even with someone out for maternity, putting more pressure on the manager, as well as the individual to return and ramp up as fast as possible. Can you tell that I'm still fired up about it? It was truly a terrible experience with a very unempethetic management team. Other benefits were pretty good - PTO, 401K, work from home, stock options.

    Forrester Response

    Thank you for your feedback regarding our Maternity Leave offering, and I'm sorry to hear your frustration. To stay in touch with what matters most to our employees, we hold benefits listening... More

  • Jul 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Numerous core benefits and a handful of smaller benefits specific to the Cambridge office

  • Apr 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Vacation and paid time off is good. 15 vacation days, 10 PTO/Sick days, 2 flexi days, 1 paid volunteer day

  • Apr 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    separate vacation and personal/sick time 401k Eligibility for work from home day once you've completed 6 months 1 paid volunteer day a year

  • Mar 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Great benefits and a great overall culture

  • Apr 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Account Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    decent coverage, limited vacation, terrible maternity leave policy

    Forrester Response

    I’m sorry to hear that you are less than satisfied with the benefits we offer for vacation, maternity, bonding and parental leaves, more so because they benchmark favorably across the U.S. Please... More

  • Feb 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Vice-President in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    A rich benefits package helps make up for the fact that direct compensation can be a bit a low compared to competing employers.

  • Jan 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Company perks, PTO, volunteer day are all great perks!

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