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Updated Jan 21, 2021

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  • "I’ve seen most employees are in control of their Work/Life balance(in 138 reviews)

  • "Working with very smart people, things have been positively changing in the past 2 years and a strong feeling of belonging throughout the company(in 101 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Cambridge office feels very disconnected from main parts of the city(in 47 reviews)

  • "Need somewhat better work / life balance(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great, innovative company

      Jan 21, 2021 - Supply and Service Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Love the team oriented work force, great vision and direction

      Cons

      Need somewhat better work / life balance

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A Company in Transition -- It Could Go Either Way

      Jan 13, 2021 - Advisor in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing, smart, and supportive colleagues across the entire ecosystem An incredible place to learn and grow Fantastic clients Competitive salary and benefits Flexible work life/balance Chief people officer who is empathetic, thoughtful, and caring. Has done an amazing job keeping (most of) the organization human in a time of disruption.

      Cons

      Lack of coordination and communication Toxic leadership within certain departments **Proceed with caution** Culture varies widely by team My role is being eliminated over an incredibly long time period to make way for the future alignment of products. While leadership felt that this was the best way to help us find new jobs, it has made it incredibly difficult to stay motivated. The lack of coordination, communication, and a plan for how we will move forward is has created an awful employee experience for those of us who work closely with clients. We have been buried underneath layers of poor management, and are slowly being pushed out of the company. Given all the transformation Forrester is undergoing, you would think that they would like to keep some of their talent and re-purpose them. The opportunities have been few and far between to transfer internally. Forrester is losing great people because of a very unthoughtful decision.

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      15 people found this review helpful

      Forrester Response

      Chief People Officer

      Thank you for sharing your experience – having your position eliminated is hard, especially since it sounds like you’ve enjoyed your colleagues and the opportunity to grow here. Product changes are part of doing business and a natural way we evolve to meet changing client needs. When a product transforms, we try to be transparent about the timeline so impacted individuals can plan for their transition within or outside of Forrester. And in fact, a good number of employees have found exciting new opportunities within the company. I’m sorry your recent experience has been disappointing - I’d be open to discussing if you want to reach out to me directly. Thank you, Sherri Kottmann, Chief People Officer

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing company!

      Jan 19, 2021 - Talent Acquisition Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic company culture Great learning environment Supportive team Amazing work life balance

      Cons

      I can't think of any cons and have loved my experience working here

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work life balance, broken promises

      Jan 12, 2021 - Customer Success Specialist in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance, ample time off

      Cons

      Don't always get all of bonus, very difficult to move up

      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture but no growth path

      Jan 14, 2021 - Senior Manager, Analytics in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and work/life balance. Fun people

      Cons

      Salaries are not competitive. There is no growth path.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I started 3 weeks before the pandemic hit Boston and the all around support couldn’t be better.

      Jul 22, 2020 - Account Manager in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work/life balance is fantastic and there is always opportunities to learn and keep things interesting.

      Cons

      Product offerings can get a bit confusing but currently being simplified.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Phenomenal culture - best in class!

      May 21, 2020 - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone treats each other with kindness and respect. Forrester understands that happiness is not based on meaningless perks. Productivity = happiness and everything is geared toward eliminating obstacles and giving you the tools and resources you need to succeed. Great work/life balance.

      Cons

      Haven't come across a con yet

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      May 21, 2020 - Art Director in Wilton, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Design autonomy and variety. Educational and invigorating challenges. A group of immediate leaders who empower and advocate for my abilities and career growth. Set up for continued success. Flexible work schedule. Good PTO. Robust medical. Joyful and fun atmosphere. Inclusive work culture. Lovely office location. Transparent leadership. Open door policy (literally, there are no offices!) Nice WFH options. Decent 401K match. Truly and honestly concerned with solid employee satisfaction. This is a place you work very very hard but there is a really wonderful work life balance and the rewards can be fabulous.

      Cons

      SiriusDecisions (where I am a legacy employee) was acquired by Forrester 1.5 years ago and there are still bumps and potholes to work out, some slower then others to manage through. But that will all come to pass, just practice patience and grit. I'm coming from a way smaller company, so moving into a much bigger one has it's new challenges with work flow and a lot more management styles to navigate. Honesty and candid communication often works most of it out. Things in some spots are very slow to merge since acquisition. There is definitely ego in places fighting for prominence, ignore it and focus on your success. The robust medical is extraordinary (truly incredible) but very expensive at all tiers.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      An Excellent Place to Work

      Apr 2, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work environment, an incredibly interesting and useful product to support, and the benefits.

      Cons

      Work-Life balance can be challenging at times, compensation is average at best, and growth opportunity can be limited in certain roles. Cross-functional training, particularly after a recent integration, has also been lacking.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Endless Opportunity

      Jan 27, 2020 - Principal Financial Analyst in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company places heavy emphasis on great managers. I’ve seen managers at Forrester (who are some of the best managers of people I’ve ever met) say that they needed to do more for their people. I’ve seen most employees are in control of their Work/Life balance. Expectations are high, and I am absolutely set up to succeed. A lot of recognition (almost too much!) An “open door” culture that encourages growth in employees I would describe culture as: smart, intellectually curious, competent, respectful

      Cons

      The location is not great. Lunch options are tough. I got good at bringing lunch.

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