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Updated Sep 4, 2019

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Pros
  • "They care about work-life balance(in 107 reviews)

  • "Work with smart people who enjoy being here; people who care about doing great work(in 91 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, flexible to support individual client needs, everyone is willing to help

    Cons

    Narrowing focus to customer driven industries to the exclusion of commodity based markets and those operationally driven

    Advice to Management

    many industries and companies have their own compelling reason to change which may not be consumer driven.

    Forrester2016-06-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great analyst team. Top management decisions sometimes disconnected from the field"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A company with top quality analysts. A great place to work when you want to stay on top of key business and technology trends. Being positioned on both Marketing/Strategy and IT domains is a definite plus. Good clients.

    Cons

    Top management is sometimes disconnected from the reality on the field. Too many management levels for a company that size. Middle management not so impressive.

    Advice to Management

    Involve staff on the field in a better way, listen, then act.

    Forrester2014-05-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Culture Good people to work with work-life balance

    Cons

    Fewer benefits as compared to other companies

    Forrester2019-08-25
  4. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent culture. Flat org structure. Plenty of opportunity to grow. Fantastic clients and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Publicly owned when still small. Risk adverse as a result, as well as a highly complicated legal/audit backend which impedes speed.

    Forrester2019-08-27
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot

    Cons

    Management hasnt got a clue and you are just a number. No compassion, no culture.

    Forrester2019-09-04
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interested long term customers who value the relationships, products and services they receive.

    Cons

    A 'clicky' internal environment where open communication and acceptance is encouraged on paper but not in practice. Culture and values are only as strong as the management team that encourages and supports them and due the geographical distance between offices each country/office appears relatively unmonitored in how they choose to interpretate and implement these values.

    Forrester2019-08-27
  7. "Maybe maybe not"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator 

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good bunch of people to work with on the shop floor

    Cons

    Some of the managers need interpersonal training

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise the world

    Forrester2019-08-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of benefits for employees and everybody's nice here

    Cons

    A lot of meetings and social events

    Forrester2019-06-18
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Collaborative, supportive consulting department with interesting projects and great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative, non-competitive consulting department (which is very rare). Very interesting clients across many industries and technologies. Very interesting consulting roles. Good career development resources, and the company not only welcomes but encourages internal job hires. Many employees have been here 5, 10, even 15-20 years and have shifted across a number of roles along the way. Supportive and flexible... culture for work-life balance, hours, and even working remote. Trusting and respectful culture permeates across departments, with great mutual respect regardless of title or role. Very accessible and authentic leadership.

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    Cons

    Basic laptops and monitors. Wish there were more social events. Artificial organizational siloes can be constricting, though progress is being made. Extremely high delivery expectations quarter after quarter in content marketing consulting. Senior leadership has taken steps to grow the company, but it feels slow and not very innovative. This makes for a steady, dependable company - but it doesn't feel like the... pace of a modern tech or consulting company (for better or worse).

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    Advice to Management

    Knock down organizational siloes to help consulting work with other departments. Consulting has a lot of data and skill to offer to syndicated research work, but the way goals are set up heavily disincentivizes it.

    Forrester2019-05-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Invests in employees and accessible management

    Cons

    More political than needs to be

    Forrester2019-06-18
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