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"hard work, but low pay"

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Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Forrester full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good brand, although deteriorating
Some very helpful people who really want to help the customer
Lots of products/services to sell if you sell to vendors and vendors actually want to buy form Forrester - much easier to be successful
good benefits - especially if you are in Cambridge - but good overall

Cons

below average pay in sales for the complexity and skill you need to do the job
incomprehensibly complex for no good reason
very little courage displayed by management - but plenty of rules
a lot of STICK and not much carrot
legacy "loyalists" get promoted regardless of leadership traits
800 lb Gorilla of a competitor
lots and lots of finger pointing and butt kissing, not a lot of courage

Other Employee Reviews for Forrester

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast moving company with smart people and fun culture"

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

    I have been working at Forrester full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and focuses on cutting edge, industry leading ideas
    Employees are very smart, hard-working, and enthusiastic; and the culture is supportive and collaborative
    There is openness to telework and schedule flexibility
    There is an established history and focus on growing and advancing people within the company, and encouraging employees to move between different parts of the business.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains to move to a more efficient, process oriented, scalable way of doing business. In the past, we've been challenged by attempts to implement too much change too quickly, though that issue has been recognized and better addressed by management in the last 6-12 months.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Promising"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New sales leaders have provided new direction, strategy and energy into the salesforce
    Products and services and highly respected in the industry
    Senior leadership seems humble about past mistakes
    The events have been upgraded both in terms of content and style
    Dramatic increase in interest from the market in working here

    Cons

    Some legacy employees still affected by past two years of underperformance

    Advice to Management

    Keep making changes that are based on input from clients and field personnel versus the boardroom.

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