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Forrester Overview

Cambridge, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Company - Public (FORR)
Research & Development
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to drive customer-obsessed vision, strategy, and execution that accelerate growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#54), 2018 (#36), 2017 (#18)

Company Updates

  • We are proud to announce that Forrester has been named a Glassdoor 2020 Best Place To Work, all thanks to our employees!

    Of the recognition, Forrester CEO & Founder George Colony says, “Our people are the beating heart of the Forrester experience and the best, most authentic ambassadors for the brand. They celebrate what we do well and challenge us on where we could do better. I am incredibly proud of our employees’ continued passion for our culture and their commitment to our clients.”

  • It's not every day your Chief Sales Officer gets named one of the top 100 global sales leaders. We're proud of our strong female leadership at Forrester -- Congrats Kelley Hippler!

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Forrester – Why Work With Us?


Our Influence

Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. You’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us.


“Working at Forrester means helping the world’s biggest brands understand their changing customers and how they must change their business and technology strategies to keep up with the pace of customer change. Clients count on us to tell them what’s next, what it means, and what to do about it.” - Glassdoor Review

Forrester Life

Passion. Integrity. Respect. Those are just some of the words employees use to describe our culture. We have a sense of humor and a sense of humanity.


“Why have I stayed at Forrester for 15 years? The company has a soul. This is a culture of intellectual curiosity, passion, integrity, and respect. I am surrounded by colleagues who inspire me every day with their intelligence, quality of work, and commitment to do the right thing.” - Glassdoor Review


Forrester Cares

Forrester employees want to make a difference. Forrester Cares gives them the support to help make an impact in their communities.


FORR Fun

FORR Fun is all about celebrating and appreciating each other in a fun setting.


Fit FORR Life

A fitness and well-being program, Fit FORR Life is all about making healthy lifestyle choices.


Always learning, always teaching

Forresterites reflect on our culture of coaching and take inspiration from the fact that there's always someone to learn from.


“In-depth interview and training process, hugely positive work environment, impressive coaching. I was drawn to Forrester by its reputation for having an amazing culture; I’ve worked here for less than a year and have not been disappointed.” - Glassdoor Review

Opportunities

Forresterites share what’s unique about their work.

Sales

Forresterites in Sales are energized by working with executives and helping them grow their business in the age of the customer. (00:35)


Research

One of the best and most satisfying parts of the analyst role at Forrester is creating ideas that didn’t exist before. (00:46)


Customer Success

The Customer Success roles are advocates for our clients, driving engagement and loyalty. (00:46)


Consulting

Consultants at Forrester have the unique opportunity to challenge our clients’ thinking and help lead change at their organization by leveraging all of Forrester’s assets. (01:38)


Connect

Forrester's Leadership Boards create peer connections while our Executive Programs offer executive-level coaching. (00:48)


Data

Our Data team, comprising scientists, storytellers, and visual experts, collaborates with analysts and consultants to deliver unmatched guidance to our clients.


Events

The Events team brings to life one of the most immersive Forrester experiences — our Forums.


Corporate Functions

Forrester is a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and respected. (00:17)


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Locations

Forresterites are making an impact around the world. Explore what makes our 18 offices unique.
 


North America offices
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  • Cambridge, Mass.
  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • McLean, Va.
  • Nashville
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Toronto
  • Wilton, CT
  


European offices:

  • Amsterdam
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • London
  • Paris
  • Staines, U.K.
 
 


Asia Pacific offices:

  • Beijing
  • New Delhi
  • Singapore
  • Sydney

About Us

Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Bring a point of view; here, every voice has value.



ForresterLife

Explore life at Forrester via these social networks:

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LinkedIn

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Talent Communities: United States; International


Forrester Reviews

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    "A job with support, growth, respect, fun, and wonderful people"

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

    Pros

    I want to work here as long as possible. My projects excite me every day. I love my coworkers and managers, we celebrate each other's milestones and make each other laugh. My manager was so supportive during a difficult time in my life. People in general are very nice too, not to mention brilliant. I actually can't think of anyone I dislike working with. I feel respected, like I'm contributing to new, big projects with clear goals. I recognize this from the top leadership. From my POV, everyone is welcome to speak up and contribute.

    The office building is modern, open, and in a lovely location. I take walks along along Alewife brook pkwy all the time. Music is celebrated here, you often find guitar players in the main coffee break area.

    I think the benefits are great and also improving.

    Cons

    I'm not sure what more I could want in a job. We can always work toward being less siloed, but I get a sense that this is generally known and we work to fix that.

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Forrester Photos

Forrester photo of: New hires outside our Cambridge HQ
Forrester photo of: Annual table tennis tournament finals in our Cambridge office lobby.
Forrester photo of: The lobby in our Cambridge office.
Forrester photo of: London Employee Appreciation Day
Forrester photo of: Lunch break in New Delhi!
Forrester photo of: Dallas Employee Appreciation Day
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Forrester Interviews

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    Interview

    A phone screen with the recruiter. Then a 60 minute conversation with the hiring manager.

    Onsite interview with 4 people for 2 hours. An additional hour video conference with the hiring manager.

    Everything they said would happen during the process did happen.

    They were extremely organized and a pleasure to work with during the process.

    Everyone was extremely kind and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions about how I worked through various scenarios. Who I worked with. Some problem solving.   Answer Question
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Forrester Awards & Accolades

  • 2020 Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2019
  • 2019 IIAR Analyst Firm Of The Year, IIAR, 2019
  • Top 100 Global Sales Leader - Kelley Hippler (Forrester CSO), The Modern Sale, 2019
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work - #36 (Top Large), Glassdoor, 2018
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work - #18 (Top Large), Glassdoor, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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