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Updated Oct 4, 2021

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Forrester Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
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Pros
  • "The people are smart and supportive.(in 216 reviews)
  • "You will learn so much and the culture is great.(in 115 reviews)
  • "Great work / life balance(in 98 reviews)
  • "'Anywhere work' is a great benefit that allows you to select if and when you want to work in the office.(in 83 reviews)
  • "Looks good on the CV and some great colleagues.(in 78 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee

    A Fun Place with great people but .....

    Jan 6, 2011 - Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people are fun and smart and it's a social place to work. The benefits are excellent. Management is pretty open. Very good place for young people to start a career. Over 80% of employees are under 30

    Cons

    Carreer path is not good at all and no way to advance in sales. If your in sales you dont get promotions and the pay is very low compaired to competitors. Management is always looking to pay sales less commission each year and the only people that get stock are directors. It's an old boys club and you get promoted if you know the right people.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Fast, smart, and supportive company. Great place to have a career.

    Mar 18, 2010 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people are smart and supportive. Great feedback culture and and incredible opportunities for advancement. Trying new jobs within the company is supported and encouraged. Best new hire experience I've ever had. Visible executive team, open and honest culture.

    Cons

    Pay can be rather low if you're not in sales or research.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    It's a hike (literally through the woods)

    Mar 19, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Awesome office with an interesting product to sell. You work with people who are smart and motivated.

    Cons

    - The corporate culture is lacking. They have the foundation for what you would imagine would lead to a good culture (cool office, funny room names, ping pong tables, instruments) but, because of the office location, it's almost a "commuter school". There's no where to go after work if you want to hang out, so everyone just goes to work and comes home, with occasional trips to the bowling alley next door.

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Solid company, excellent reputation, ethical, VP level management insular and out of touch

    Dec 29, 2010 - Sales Executive in Foster City, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Adults work there. Not good for the 20 something set. Very accomplished and smart people in research.

    Cons

    Dismal pay. Middle management and VP level culture is stuck in the 90's. Very structured and inflexible.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Special culture, lots of opportunity

    Mar 25, 2016 - Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Forrester's culture is truly unique. It's a special place with smart and empathetic people who help you to be your best. It's a healthy competitive environment and as long as you achieve and over-achieve your goals, the sky is the limit. Probably the best testament to the company is the number of 'boomerangs' who have returned after leaving. Says a lot about this place and how people feel about working here.

    Cons

    Forrester thrives on change. There is a lot of it. Not everyone likes change, but if you embrace it you'll love working here.

    3 people found this review helpful