A global research and advisory firm, Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) serves professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and peer-to-peer executive programs. We guide leaders in IT, marketing and strategy, and the technology industry through independent fact-based insight, ensuring their business success today and tomorrow.
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TED SCHADLER, VICE PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL ANALYST, SERVING CIOS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
Why do I love being an analyst at Forrester? Because I get to speak truth to power.
"Stride on the world stage" was former president Bill Bluestein's promise. And the head of research warned me that "for the right person, being a Forrester analyst is the best job in the world." Both were right. I'm insatiably curious about technology and its impact on consumers and businesses. I like to write reports that people are still reading a year later and mix it up with the experts on my team. But what I love about being a Forrester analyst is sitting across the table from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and telling them the truth about their strategy, market, or customers. Sometimes it's the first time they've heard it. Forrester's rock-solid research and high-integrity culture makes speaking truth to power possible. And CEOs value the truth even if it hurts.
CARRIE JOHNSON, VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, SERVING EBUSINESS & CHANNEL STRATEGY PROFESSIONALS, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
A magnifying glass. That's why I love working at Forrester.
When I applied for a research associate job in 1998, the Forrester Careers web page featured an image of a person peering through a magnifying glass, and I was drawn to the curiosity that the magnifying glass represented. Over the past decade and more, Forrester has fulfilled its promise to me that while working here, I would have the opportunity to explore ideas and work with people who felt passionate about that exploration. I didn't know then that ideas were just the beginning. Through patient mentors, dedicated managers, caring peers, and thoughtful training, I've been able to wear so many hats at Forrester — from a junior researcher to the manager of a large research team. Each hat has come with great learning and of course stumbles on my part, which Forrester helped me overcome with grace. I'm incredibly grateful that Forrester let me use that magnifying glass in research and also turned it on me to help me explore my career and capabilities.
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At Forrester, we believe that relevance is personal. That’s why we tailor our products and services to serve professionals in 17 key roles across three distinct client segments: information technology, marketing and strategy, and the technology industry. To help our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and peer-to-peer executive programs.
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I worked at Forrester Research full-time (more than a year)Pros
The people at Forrester are what make the company a fun, vibrant and generally good place to work. The pay is reasonable (good basic rubbish commission) therefore you are not hugely incentivised to over perform as an SDS.Cons
Forrester is a very U.S. centric company therefore growth in Europe is slow meaning a lack of career opportunities, also the marketing is targeted towards us market even though that is slowly getting better with localised marketing.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep pushing for more support in Europe to help grow and retain best talent. Look to promote from within and create a more visual career plan with employees.RecommendsPositive Outlook
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Recently our CEO & Founder, George Forrester Colony, spoke at Dreamforce about the Age of the Customer. The Age of the Customer is Forrester’s point of view on our current state in which customers have more power than they’ve ever had - an evolution of what needs to be done to keep up. Customers demand what they want, and we need to adapt. We are in a 20-30 year era where customers are driving change.
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Well-known Boston tech blogger, Scott Kirsner, heard about the creative offer package that we send out to our new hires. Our packages include a guitar pick and a personal note from our CEO, George Colony that reads, "We look forward to a successful, harmonious collaboration with you. Welcome to Forrester... now let's jam!". Scott liked the idea so much, he blogged about music being a strong part of Forrester's culture. Check out the article here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIz8z