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"Fine place if you are part of the club"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Very smart people that work hard for the client. Sales people are under intense pressure and the company says they look after the clients interests however when quarter end rolls around its all about closing the deal.

Cons

Tough business model, senior management is struggling to find right combination of solutions/products, if you are not from Cambridge then you will be a second class citizen. San Francisco employees and other locations are not treated as well. There is a Cambridge centric thought pattern and also very clubby if you are in Cambridge

Advice to Management

Listen to the employees for once

Other Employee Reviews for Forrester

  1. "Recommended for career development"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, supportive culture, interesting work.

    Cons

    The IT industry often resembles the fashion business. Trends rule.


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    "Not A Place for Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Account Director in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a great reputation that they need to live up to. Good benefits. Sharp analysts, but their availability is limited. Health benefits are excellent, as is vacation and holidays, but there is not enough time to take vacation.

    Cons

    No work life balance in sales. Revenue has been decreasing so the pressure on sales is amazing with constant updates. Pay is low for the industry. High turnover in sales and analysts for a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Time for the founder with his outdated ideas to retire.

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