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"Great place to build a career"

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

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

Pros

Working with extremely smart people and very flexible work environment. Great benefits, 401K matching and located on the T near Alewife.

Cons

Constant changes aren't for everyone, need to be willing to frequently adjust when these happen. Even though the office is on the T, many people long for the days when the office used to be in Kendall Square.

Advice to Management

Need to get better at communicating out changes, but overall a pleasure to work for.

Other Employee Reviews for Forrester

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Requires high intelligence, a work-hard/play-hard culture, endless room for learning, promotion and $$$."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Some of the most intelligent people you'll meet work here, yet they're still friendly and easy-going.
    -Executives are VERY accessible. CEO, CMO, CSO, CFO, etc. interact with people all the time, remember you by name.
    -Want to talk to top-level executives at major global companies? You will, and it's exhilarating.
    -Solid pay and great opportunity for growth and promotion.
    -Cambridge office is state of the art - brand new, lots of natural light, free coffee/espresso, ping-pong, foosball, full band setup provided (guitar, bass, drums, piano).
    -Literally everyone you run into is smiling and loves to be here, even during times of stress.
    -Working from home is always an option - very sensitive to personal needs, especially for commuters.
    -If you're a bright, innovative person, you'll fit in great.

    Cons

    -Get ready to work - not necessarily a real 'con,' but this is not a company where you can coast.
    -Very long learning curve - again, not exactly a 'con,' but the training can seem endless at times. The Forrester ecosystem requires it.
    -Change happens a lot - company messaging, vision, mission, values constantly changing, but with positive, forward-thinking intentions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being as transparent as you currently are! You've created an outstanding culture.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Was once grand, now it's a joke"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Cool office space
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Highly noncompetitive salaries
    High analyst turnover
    Poor comp plan

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly. I was promoted from within (2x) and have been withheld salary increases at every turn, whereas colleagues on my same team, with the same title and same responsibilities, who were hired from outside the firm make $15K-$20K more on their base salaries.

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