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"Great experience, don't stay too long"

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Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Forrester full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

smart researchers and analysts. chance to challenge yourself, new ideas and new questions come your way every day keeping you on your toes

Cons

Ridiculous amount of "need tos" tie up analysts' time in administrative stuff that takes away from valuable work. Management doesn't want to share the pot and they like keeping everyone down

Advice to Management

Get away from the widget model and find a way for people to grow in their roles not just produce more revenue for you

Other Employee Reviews for Forrester

  1. Helpful (3)

    "This company is going down hill"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Account Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. The hours aren't long and there is flexibility with the job and fun perks and activities for employees like beers every quarter to celebrate new hires, company and team outtings. The people are also great - smart, fun and cool.

    Cons

    The morale is at an all time low right now for sales and the research community. THis company likes to constantly change and creates major issues. The analysts are over worked, the sales department has a unachieveable sales goals and a horrible new comp plan that is paying less than half it did the year before. The attrition is at an all time high.

    Advice to Management

    Attrition will continue unless you fix the sales plan and comp plan. Management gets paid more if the cost of sales is lower but guess what when you lower salaries and bonuses - sales people leave and the new ones you hirer are of lesser caliber. You can get the company to grow by investing in your products not by tweaking the sales comp plan so it's impossible to make money.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Heeding Its Own Advice"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forrester is transforming itself to show the same best practices that it advises clients to adopt. This means new people, systems upgrades, realignment of some offerings, etc. Senior executives actually turned to Forrester analysts to advise them on some of these changes.

    Cons

    It's hard to grow and change at the same time. Management has revised its original expectations while remaining bullish on the company's future. In the meantime, it's a little like swimming across a river after a heavy rain.

    Advice to Management

    Do exactly what you're doing, and be patient. Focus on repeatable processes and on collaboration. You can achieve operational excellence while still being a people-oriented company.

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