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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 develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

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

Company Updates

  • We’re excited to join forces with SiriusDecisions. Together, we’ll deliver an innovative strategy and operations platform to help companies drive growth in a customer-led, disruption-rich market. Learn more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJMY

  • Forresterites have been practicing new innovation skills and behaviors in 2018. Recently, we held our first ever 'Shark Tank.' In front of 200+ colleagues and a panel of sharks, eight courageous teams demonstrated their ideas, learnings, and passion.

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Forrester – Why Work For Us?


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.



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Talent Communities: United States; International


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 15 offices unique.

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Forrester Reviews

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    "Best culture I've experienced in my 10+ years in the business world"

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    Pros

    Amazing Culture
    Tremendous Focus on Employee Experience
    Innovative Mindset Throughout the Organization
    Transparency Among Leadership and Colleagues
    Intelligent and Thoughtful Colleagues
    Challenging the Norm is Promoted and Expected
    Respectful and Professional Environment

    Cons

    Sometimes the rush to be innovative can cause some inefficiencies, but the company is generally very self-aware of its areas for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent work...this is the best culture I've experienced after 10+ years at various companies in multiple industries.

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Forrester Photos

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Forrester Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Forrester (Epsom, England (UK)).

    Interview

    A very long and thorough interview process for a position as an Analyst for Forrester Research. It is clear that they take great care in hiring for these positions and while it was a long and tough process it does give you a very good idea of what to expect from the job. Process as follows:

    1. Initial HR screening interview.
    2. Interview with the hiring Research Director.
    3. Interviews with 4 members of the team I was joining.
    4. You then prepare some research report ideas and agree a topic with the hiring manager.
    5. You then have about a week to write a short research report (c 6 pages). You go through a feedback round.
    6. Finally you present to a group of 10-15 people from across the organisation for about half an hour with questions to answer about your research paper.

    By the end of this you have a really good idea of what the job entails and what your line manager would be like to work for. While a demanding process I found the tasks quite interesting and enjoyed meeting the team. The feedback and the process was very professional and I look forward to starting in a few months time.

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Forrester Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work - #36 (Top Large), Glassdoor, 2018
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work - #18 (Top Large), Glassdoor, 2017
  • 2016 Bronze Workwell in Massachusetts, Workwell, 2016
  • Britain's Healthiest Companies, Britain's Healthiest Companies, 2014
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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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