- Current Employee★★★★★
Lost confidence and second-class citizensJan 14, 2023 - ConsultingRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
LOVE the people and the inner-team culture is great! Newly-added PTO is a major plus, although not everyone is a fan (especially in California as this can be seen as a pay cut).
A lot of us have lost confidence in leadership during the pandemic. An obsession with stock price and CV growth has meant that non-CV teams aren’t getting support and creates a “second-class citizen” dynamic and lack of trust across teams. Communication during latest layoffs was very poorly handled (get George some PR coaching!) and promotions/raises have been suspended for the second time in three years. Also, we had been told consistently that the reason salaries aren’t being adjusted for inflation was that inflation was thought to be temporary. It’s been more than a year now, so we’ve effectively been given large pay cuts with the earliest possible raises still six months away. There are also rumors that the company is going to be forcing employees back to the office, which is suspicious given the CEO’s personal investments in office real estate.Continue reading
Other Employee Reviews
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great Culture, Great People, Great ProductMar 20, 2023 - Product ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Culture - People - Fast Pace - Remote Work - Work/Life Balance - Benefits - New Ideas Are Welcome & Encouraged! - Unlimited Vacation Time - Lot's Of Extras For Both Remote & In-Office Workers
I have not noticed any cons that are unique to Forrester.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Retired after 24 years (at age 67) so clearly it was a great fit for meMar 15, 2023 - Research Director in Cambridge, MARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The work: Fascinating, challenging, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding The people: Smart, hard-working, collegial, and often very creative High standards: Teams focus on getting the research and analysis right Integrity: A non-negotiable requirement for everyone in every job (whether vendors and competitors believe it or not :-) ) Salary and benefits: As a former manager I know that the company tried to do the right thing by employees in terms of total compensation: the salary, bonuses, restricted stock, healthcare, etc. , added up to something very livable -- and generally improved over time Career opportunities: You can work your way up job ladders and keep getting promotions and raises OR jump to a client, which I saw many analysts do over the years. The nature of the work will expose you to many opportunities and the reputation of the company is such that it's always good to have on your resume no matter where life takes you.
Work/life balance is something that you have to create for yourself or the job will eat your life; so, if you're not someone who can set and maintain boundaries, this might not be the right firm for you (I can and did so it was) Execution (and operational discipline in general) often lags behind vision and strategy, which creates frustration. This always seemed fixable to me so there's hope!Continue reading