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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 (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential global 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 ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#18)

Company Updates

  • VIDEO: Forrester employees want to make a difference. Forrester Cares gives them the support to help make an impact in their communities. (01:37)

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    Forrester Cares

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

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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 14 offices unique.

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    Pros

    What makes the Forrester experience iconic? Curiosity. People here are insatiably curious - about colleagues, clients, their potential, and the future. Most importantly, I feel heard and valued. My best days at work are spent trading ideas with people much smarter than me - everyone contributes and the discussion crackles with passion, intelligence, respect, and accountability. My manager trusts me to use my best judgement, coaches me to stretch myself, and is respectful of the need for work/life flexibility. In short, I am treated like a professional.

    Cons

    Product innovation has been stagnant to date.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the employee experience.

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Forrester Photos

Forrester photo of: Annual table tennis tournament finals in our Cambridge office lobby.
Forrester photo of: Health and wellness are encouraged at Forrester.
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Forrester photo of: Forresterites in Paris completed L'Équipe - a 10km run through the city
Forrester photo of: Colleagues that climb walls together, stay together!
Forrester photo of: Welcome to new Forresterites and congratulations on completing "Starting Blocks" - a two day immersion into all things Forrester.
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Forrester Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Forrester.

    Interview

    I wish I could describe the process, but after being contacted by a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist for an interview, I was mislead to think I would be speaking with the previously mentioned employee not once, but five times. This includes agreeing to times and changing them last minute, cancellation of calls, and flatout forgetting to call me.

    It is incredibly disappointing that this company treats potential new hires this way, and for an apparently well respected company, quite telling of how things may actually work there.

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Forrester Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large Companies (#18), Glassdoor, 2016
  • 2016 Bronze Workwell in Massachusetts, Workwell, 2016
  • Britain's Healthiest Companies, Britain's Healthiest Companies, 2014
  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008
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