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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

  • 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 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 15 offices unique.

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Forrester Reviews

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    Pros

    Great place to work. Things are always evolving so never a dull moment. The people here are passionate about what they do. Supportive with career development and want employees to strive for excellence.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow moving with ideas but they are becoming more flexible and agile. We tend to fall into analysis paralysis so keeping the momentum of driving our own change is pivotal to our future success.

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Forrester Photos

Forrester photo of: Annual table tennis tournament finals in our Cambridge office lobby.
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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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    I applied online. I interviewed at Forrester.

    Interview

    I am extremely disappointed in Forrester. I was contacted by a Talent Acquisition Specialist for a phone interview via email. The day of the interview twenty-five minutes go by and the phone doesn't ring. I send an email to the Talent Acquisition Specialist and she replies an hour and twenty something minutes later, saying that the position has been filled. This was very unprofessional and inconsiderate. She could have called and inform me that the position had been filled. I had cleared things out of my day, and spent time preparing for this phone interview for nothing. My time was disrespected and that isn't acceptable.

    I really hope that Forrester is aware of this, and holds Talent Acquisition Specialists that do this accountable.

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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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