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"Wonderful company but very frustrating long term."

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Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Great place to gain a diverse range of experience on IT usage in different industries. Job varies greatly from day to day offering a huge amount of variety
- Very motivated and intelligent co-workers
- Generally very good atmosphere in London office
- Nice office, great location in central London
- Good work life balance, and allowed flexible work hours
- Well recognized brand
- Opportunities to work with great clients (most of whom are Global 500)
- Regular company communication and updates
- Very good pay package especially for a company of its size

Cons

- Very change averse (unless change is being dictated by exec management). Swimming against the stream will get you absolutely nowhere
- Culture encouraged by Colony around competition for consulting work leads to constant turf wars and coverage area fiefdoms. Extreme arrogance from certain analysts is tolerated and seemingly even encouraged
- A lot of internal meetings that lead to more internal meetings -- rarely accomplish anything and are often just a chance for people to winge at impotent middle management
- Bonus structure was ridiculous
- Lack of local management and thus control over career trajectory
- Incredibly US centric

Advice to Management

Take a step back and give middle management more control. Moral at the company continues to decline and many believe that executive management has become completely out of touch with the day to day challenges and realities of most employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Forrester

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to learn."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An intellectually challenging work environment with lots of learning opportunities.
    Great people to work with, Forrester employees tend to be really nice and friendly .

    Cons

    No career development path, the initiatives in this space just don't work and there's no follow up on the review systems in place.

    Advice to Management

    The bonus compensation system is demotivating for anyone other than analyst or a sales person.

    Analyst who overperform on their advisory goal get compensated directly for this, sales gets a commission on all their deals, all other employees only get a bonus if the company performs according to plan without taking into account their personal performance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "nice place to start"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people you work with the opportunities to learn. being part of research teams help you get a good understanding of IT topics, work with senior analysts can boost your understanding of the industry. good place to hone quantitative and qualitative skills. client work can give you visibility outside your company

    Cons

    juniors spend a lot of time with powerpoint and excel doing repetitive work. some task flow inefficiencies in the document production makes it long and tedious for juniors. your manager can be located in another office and can change quite frequently making the relationship difficult. long hours during peak times (end of quarters)

    Advice to Management

    invest more in training


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