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"Amazingly fulling work, but lack of focus and marketing support makes it hard to get things done."

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Current Employee - Research Director in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Research Director in Cambridge, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- As an analyst, you get paid to research and help clients on topics your passionate about.
- The work can be incredibly fulfilling and access to top tier press and execs is unparallel.
- A very strong promote from within culture and somewhat of a meritocracy for analysts.
- Great benefits and personal time off; but tricky to use all of the time given.
- Excited about recent leadership changes and hope we continue to hire execs from outside.

Cons

- Too many priorities that makes it difficult for research managers and their teams to focus.
- All research teams and analysts goaled but some get more marketing support than other.
- Lack of investment in the core product and website that,hampers analyst and sales performance.
- Recent sales changes have impacted company wide performance; but optimistic it's fixable.
- Lack of product marketing making it difficult for sales to sell without tapping analysts for help.
- Long hours and travel like a consultant but compensation isn't as comparable.

Other Employee Reviews for Forrester

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, amazingly smart people to learn from

    Cons

    Vision is sometimes not so clear. Lots of changes for the sake of change.


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    "Great culture and people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technical in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - IT Technical in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Great work culture. Not too much bureaucracy. You are often what you make of yourself.IT

    Cons

    Constant change. Forrester has never shied away from changes. It's surprising that it still has not mastered change management. To many projects. Too many moving targets. But all the same people spinning around doing them all.

    Advice to Management

    Need more definitions around career path to keep self-motivated employees.

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