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Growth, challenge, networking

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Current Employee - Senior Advisor  in  London, England
Current Employee - Senior Advisor in London, England

I have been working at Forrester Research

Pros

Growth, challenge, networking, client base

Cons

Individual performance is diluted by the fact that goals are heavily team performance impacted, and the 'matrix' concept is a tremendous dis-incentive.,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Growth in the past 4 years has outpaced management's progress in evolving the resourcing and performance measurement criteria. The leadership needs to upgrade and update their thinking.

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    No recognition no matter the effort, no opportunities - beware!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Forrester Research

    Pros

    Good name to have on your resume. Fun, intelligent people to work with, relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement/promotions, while on the surface it seems to be the case that there are many. Forrester is a highly political place (even though this is only typical of a much larger company) - you can only win if you know the game and play by the rules. There is an unbelievable amount of red-tape to jump through in order to accomplish the smallest task (at the expense of productivity and quality), and employees are encouraged to invent more "processes" in order to receive praise/promotions, which is extremely counterproductive. The HR department is bloated with unnecessary made-up positions. The turn-over is very high, no doubt due to inadequate level of compensation compared to other similar companies, and no appreciation whatsoever for the hard effort and the extra hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slash half of HR, reduce the number of processes and instead focus on the quality of deliverables.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Forrester

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Forrester Research

    Pros

    Forrester gives you the opportunity to work with a very smart bunch of analysts, has a great data library and it's a very good place to start your career in the market reserach world.

    Cons

    the managemnet at Forrester is terrible, the atmos[here is one of competition rather than collaboration and the focus is on winning advisory and consulting work than delivering syndicated research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management nees to communciate better with employees, understand their day-to-day responsibilites and issues and provide support in developing their careers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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