Forrester Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

Forrester Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Jul 31, 2014

62 employees reported this benefit

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  • Sep 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Solutions Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Pretty normal as you accumulate your first day

  • Aug 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    I think they do a good job.

  • Jun 05, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStarEmployee

    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 the same, so you are expected to make up for your time off in order to hit your monthly/quarterly goals. With limited rollover (5 days for up to 60 days), many employees lose accrued vacation time (except CA employees who benefit from CA's more employee-friendly regulations). Forrester doesn't allow sabbaticals. With companies like Netflix (also expects employees to hit goals regardless of vacation time) allowing employees to take as much time-off as they like (provided they are hitting tehir goals), Forrester is looking dated in its employee policies.

    Forrester Response

    Thanks for taking the time to share a review of your experience. In fact, we do encourage all employees, regardless of position, to take the full extent of their three to four week accrual.

    We do... More

  • Apr 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Senior Account Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Its OK. However you stop earning additional time off after being employed 5 years. Also you are unable to carry over any additional time beyond 5 days at the start of the year. Like all benefits here, just good enough but not stellar

  • Feb 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in San Francisco, California

    Generous, but not out of the ordinary for standard industry practices. There's no sabbaticals, for example. That would earn a 5-star rating

  • Apr 07, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Only able to roll over 5 days to the following year...but those days expire by end of March.

  • Nov 23, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Dallas, Texas

    Great package, but sales means the end of the year is terrible.

  • Aug 28, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    standard # of vacation days, 2 summer days and floating holidays

  • May 21, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Forrester provides 15 days vacation

  • May 14, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    It's at your managers discretion. Plan on taking vacation sometime in Q4.

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