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  • "The people are smart and supportive.(in 217 reviews)
  • "You will learn so much and the culture is great.(in 117 reviews)
  • "Great work / life balance(in 99 reviews)
  • "'Anywhere work' is a great benefit that allows you to select if and when you want to work in the office.(in 79 reviews)
  • "Your colleagues are smart and your ideas are challenged(in 74 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Positive Early Career Experience

    Oct 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I initially came to Forrester as a summer intern, and was rehired as a full time employee. My experience with my managers at Forrester has been fantastic. Forrester does a really good job of making sure managers are well trained. My manager is accessible, knowledgeable about the company, and eager to talk about my goals/struggles/general thoughts. My management experience has also been very transparent: if I ever had a problem in my job or wanted to explore other areas of the company, I know my manager would be supportive. As a whole, the people at Forrester are so willing to invest in you. As an early career person, I have been especially impressed with how willing people (both within my team and outside of it) have been to hear my opinion in meetings, involve me on projects that interest me but don't fall into my jurisdiction, or just grab coffee and give career advice.

    Cons

    Forrester does so much that, as a new employee (especially one new to the 'real world'), it can take a while to fully understand what the company does as a whole, and how your role plays into that. Parking in Cambridge is expensive.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Senior Account Manager

    Oct 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Company, Great People, Great Culture,

    Cons

    Lack of Career Progression in offices outside of Cambridge

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great people - little communication

    Apr 12, 2012 - Account Development Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Phenomenal team spirit in the office - we have each others backs. The feeling to actually contribute to a client's success. A lot of freedom as long as the results are as expected.

    Cons

    Anyone who doesn't work in Cambridge has basically fallen off the face of the earth for senior management - they don't care, they don't disseminate information. Pressure is applied globally to deliver against the ambitious goals but support is only really provided in the HQ. If overall performances fall short at all, no bonus will be paid company-wide - not exactly motivating.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Brand and Exec Team But Internally Confusing

    Jul 30, 2020 - Customer Success Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Exec team is incredibly transparent and truly care about employees - Good brand in the industry - Recession proof - companies come to Forrester for help when things get tough - Solid benefits - Nice office in Cambridge

    Cons

    - A lot of egos - if you're not in sales or research you might feel left out - For CSM team, ways of working are not standardized across teams - You ask 5 people the same question, you'll get 5 different answers - Way too many cooks in the kitchen, working across various teams to get anything done - Products are confusing, especially with recent acquisition of SiriusDecisions - Sink or swim atmosphere, didn't feel set up for success - Pay is low, can make a lot more as CSM at SaaS company - Location is mediocre, there's a hotel with overpriced bar in office park but no where to go for social gatherings. One T stop away from Davis Square but not like being in downtown Boston.

    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Wonderful, smart place

    Oct 24, 2012 - Anonymous Employee 
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