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"Great company to start your career in the tech industry... not so much if you want to progress there"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Forrester full-time

Pros

- good work environment, fun, intelligent and friendly people that are always willing to help
- good product
- great opportunity to learn about the tech industry
- excellent networking opportunities
- excellent office location

Cons

- very few opportunities to progress, no clear career path for most positions
- too many unnecessary business processes slowing you down
- unless you are in sales or a top analyst, there is little recognition for your work
- non-transparent salary structure, bonus structure is demotivating
- too many organizational changes coupled with unrealistic expectations from senior management
- too US centric

Advice to Management

Get rid of processes that slow down and frustrate your employees, introduce a clear career path for each team/department, be more transparent on salaries and promote more employees outside the headquarters into senior management positions

Other Employee Reviews for Forrester

  1. "Lots of potential but too much naval gazing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of very good, intelligent colleagues.
    Most people are keen to help each other achieve common goals
    Great clients.
    Ambitious company.
    Generally a good atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities
    Despite stating interest in Europe, still treated as a US outpost
    Losing some great people due to short term errors from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Less naval gazing from an ivory tower and get back to focusing on great client experiences


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to start a career that lost its way a little"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good culture, good quality product

    Cons

    Poor progression opportunities, dreadful sales management, unrealistic expectations resulting in a huge loss of staff in 2012,

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate how you reward your longest serving staff, so much good talent left recently due to foolish planning and compensations structures

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