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"Forrester is a great company but has lacked in leadership the past few years"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

People, employee activities/events, employee training

Cons

Salary, location (HQ), growth opportunities

Advice to Management

Start listening to what the employees have to say

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    "Working with Great People, lack of appreciation of non-sales people frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    +Awesome colleagues
    +Fun work environment (gym, foosball tables, ping pong tables, young workers, etc)
    +Very forward-thinking, tech-savvy
    +Good benefits (15 days vacation, 10 personal/sick days)

    Cons

    -Low Salaries to start
    -High turnover
    -Confusing policy/matrix and executive decisions
    -Some entitlement attitudes among staff

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the concerns of staffers and make other offices feel included. Common thought is that everything revolves around Cambridge and no one cares about other offices.


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    "Great company overall; poor pay and advancement opportunities for entry level positions in research"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Strong reputation and influence for a relatively small company
    * Work with a lot of smart people
    * Interesting, varied work in research
    * Young average age
    * Work hours and location flexibility as long as you get your work done (Although this varies by team and by position)

    Cons

    * Very low salary for entry level research positions.
    * Lack of vertical advancement opportunities for entry level research positions.
    * Related to the point above, Forrester's expects a lot of its analysts, who produce research and deliver consulting (a differentiator for Forrester, compared to other research firms where there is more specialization). Analysts' heavy workloads demand a high level of productivity and regularly working after hours. Some analysts thrive, others flounder. This business model, which puts such a strain on the efforts of a few is difficult to scale.
    * Related to the point above, there is a lack of trust in upper management lately due to frequent changes to the organizational structure and product offering to support perceived unrealistic growth targets.

    Advice to Management

    Raising the salaries of entry level research employees would create a lot of goodwill and reduce turnover without hurting the books.

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