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  • "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 (1)

    "Great Company to grow and learn with"

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    Current Employee - Account Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    *Challenging, meaty customer problems *Something new and different every day *Lot of opportunities to branch out to new roles / positions

    Cons

    *Can be Cambridge Centric in Decision Making (HQ)

    Forrester2019-02-04
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Positive Early Career Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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...

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your intern program - it is a fantastic source of talent for Forrester, and a hands-on, real world experience for the students you hire.

    Forrester2018-10-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "3 months in..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great people. Everyone is super friendly, welcoming, and supportive -Lots of emphasis on company culture and creating a sense of community here -Good amount of benefits, vacation time, and personal/sick time -I have definitely noticed opportunity for growth within the company in all departments. -Unlimited coffee and lots of delicious leftovers!

    Cons

    -Parking can be expensive, but garage is owned by Cambridge. -Some companies offer unlimited vacation time which would be nice but obviously not to be expected -Some systems might be a bit outdated

    Advice to Management

    Everyone I work under (and with) are amazing. The systems we have in place might be due for a review though.

    Forrester2018-09-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Forrester full-time

    Pros

    -Great people! It’s an extremely friendly and intelligent group. -My manager -Great transparency – regular company meetings and full orientation to all parts of the business -Pay is competitive -Beautiful campus -gym in the Cambridge office, near Alewife station, current construction is a bit of a pain but that’s temporary -A lot of room to grow professionally, internal moves frequent and there are good communication...

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    Cons

    -The “corporate” part of the culture gets in the way of the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, which slows change. It seems like people are afraid to try new things because it’s not the way that things have always been done or it needs to get checked by too many people first. It's a cautious company. -Would appreciate a smaller focus on “face-time”. We have great communication systems, but management still wants...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Forrester2018-09-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Leading Company in the Market Research industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forrester has a positive company culture, and because the company is doing well, the employee morale is good. The positive and supportive experience of the interview continued through my on-boarding and has remained throughout my first year.

    Cons

    The office is a little out of the way of downtown Boston or Cambridge, so it lacks some of the excitement of working in the city, and going out with colleagues after work.

    Advice to Management

    Do even more! While the feedback and coaching is good, employees want even more.

    Forrester2018-08-30
  6. Helpful (25)

    "Not Sustainable - thin-skinned leadership run scared - afraid of CEO"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Forrester has a wonderful heritage based on its Cambridge roots and heady days of building an exciting stable of analysts and research playbooks. Many kind, interesting and intelligent co-workers in Research who bring a much needed calm reassurance.

    Cons

    Notwithstanding HR’s concerted effort to organize Glassdoor activities to encourage positive reviews, there was a growing and pervasive sense over the past 5 years that the senior leadership is stuck in a kind of Groundhog Day scenario. Every year a new slate of senior sales / consulting leaders are introduced by George who proclaims his full support for the new and improved GTM model. But the LT all run/act scared,...

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    Advice to Management

    The lifeblood of any company is sales, and sales cannot perform without the stability of sales leadership comprised of those who have been successful sales reps at FORR themselves. Create paths for sales reps to move into roles across every part of the organization, including/especially into analyst positions.

    Forrester2018-06-07
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic company culture and a premier brand"

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    Current Employee - Consulting in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work alongside super-smart, intellectually curious, collaborative, dedicated, interesting colleagues and make an impact on clients' real-world business and technology challenges and strategies. Huge opportunity for learning and growth (personal and professional) no matter where you are in your career. Lots of opportunity to move to different roles internally and build new skills. There is such a rich treasure...

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    Cons

    The work can get consuming -- it's important to actively manage your work-life balance. Many of the tools we use or need to do the work (project management, practice management, time tracking, expense reporting, video conferencing,..) are clunky, incompatible, outdated or non-existent. The Research and Sales teams get top billing, and the Cambridge (MA) HQ is the center...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to work to break down silos between teams and offices to make One Forrester a reality. Integrate strategy consulting into the business and marketing message more holistically. It's the glue that can strengthen and expand our client relationships. Work to increase cultural diversity.

    Forrester2018-01-30
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I couldn’t be more proud to work with such talented, hard working, thoughtful, intelligent colleagues. Company leaders are approachable, open to new ideas and welcome innovation. The company culture is fantastic, folks from all corners of the organization strive to improve their skills and the company provides plenty of opportunities to do so.

    Cons

    The office is fantastic, but since it’s off the beaten path a bit it’s tough to take advantage of what Cambridge and Boston has to offer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing folks to innovate and continue elevating our goals and vision.

    Forrester2017-12-07
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fun, unique culture that celebrates employees' individuality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fun, unique culture that celebrates employees' individuality -- really tries to practice what it preaches regarding a culture that keeps employees happy. -High level of transparency between the executive team and employees -- contributes to a greater sense of community and teamwork that extends throughout the company. -Generous benefits package.

    Cons

    -Cambridge location pretty isolated from the rest of the city.

    Advice to Management

    Career mapping process for junior employees could use some refinement (I do acknowledge steps are being taken to address the process in general).

    Forrester2017-10-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, Great People, Great Culture,

    Cons

    Lack of Career Progression in offices outside of Cambridge

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are going, but look to expand resources further afield into Europe.

    Forrester2017-10-11
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