Forrester Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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Forrester Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
George F. Colony
695 Ratings
Pros
  • "I’ve seen most employees are in control of their Work/Life balance(in 134 reviews)

  • "You get to work with some really smart people who will consistently push you to challenge your own thinking(in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • "Cambridge office feels very disconnected from main parts of the city(in 46 reviews)

  • "A bit siloed with a disconnect between departments; Workload can be heavy making the work-life balance difficult(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "A hiring process reflective of the inclusive, collaborative and efficient organisational culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Experience Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Efficient hiring process enabling you to meet many relevant people who give you a great taste of the organisational culture. A speedy (although meticulous) and very friendly process. During the interview stages, the recruiter always ensured all my questions were answered and I was never left long without news, which is also the case now that I am in my role. Great leadership across the business.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at this stage.

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  2. "Great company for personal and professional growth"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and plenty of resources to grow your skills and knowledge. You will end up with a broader strategic view of the technology market, too

    Cons

    Internal communications can be overwhelming at times. Can be very corporate in some aspects

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  3. "The hiring process was excellent and I’m proud to be a Forresterite"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very emotionally mature. It listens to its employees and gives new hires the time to settle in.

    Cons

    With such a complex product, the role requires a lot of shadowing in my opinion, which just hasn’t been possible for me.

  4. COVID-19

    "Great Company, Great People,"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a great company, with a great reputation in the market. The global leadership team is exceptional and the way that they have handled Covid and looked after their people has been nothing short of amazing. Other could learn a lot not just from the research Forrester produces but from the manner it delivers to its own customers, it's people. The part that stands out to me the most is that lots of companies will tell you that we are vested in your success. I feel that at Forrester its believed and actioned. From the TA & HR to the Sales leaders, from research to BRD everyone will give you their time to help make you successful.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, things seem a bit behind the time in elements like flexibility and pension. But I am confident that some of this will now change for the better due to covid.

  5. "Great company with a strong culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Effectively you run your own business but with great support from management and great sales training people. The recruitment process was clear and really efficient. Tim and the recruitment team were prompt and very supportive in answering every question I had. I got a great sense of competency and hard work from the senior management on the panels I went through and this has indeed proven to be the case in the role. Forrester makes you feel like you will be challenged and supported and demonstrates a great company culture and ethic. You are also working for a highly reputable company with a great standing in the industry.

    Cons

    On-boarding is quite long, and getting to grips with the products and everything the role entails takes time, but it makes sense as there are not really many comparable company's. You are also very well-supported throughout the entire process.

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  6. "Thank you Forrester!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The Forrester executive team have been absolutely brilliant in this current crisis with clear, transparent communication and actions making it easy to willingly go the extra mile which is what we all need to do in the current climate. Thank You! Our research has never been stronger (in my opinion) and the collaboration and alignment across departments never so easy.

    Cons

    We've had some ups and downs with weak leadership in pockets on various levels, and some hard to get rid of silo thinking - but I feel that is clearly in the past and confident that we are moving forward united and stronger than ever. Just something to keep an eye on to not fall back on weak spots and silo thinking when times are easier again.

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    "Paid to do what I enjoy."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning - simply from the nature of Forrester's business, you can learn from some very clever people and insight available. Friendly diverse and collaborative people. Management genuinely care about staff

    Cons

    Not sure about true meritocracy in the organisation. Seems as if there are people in higher grades than others but have less experience and competency. Probably from being in the company longer and being able to navigate promotion opportunities. Based on what I've seen I should've come in at principal' and not 'senior' level Remuneration and salary bands is a mystery. Not clear what my career opportunities are once I've done my current role for 2-3 years. Where next?

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  8. "One of the best companies I've worked with."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot: Job progression, employee benefits, work-life balance & personal development.

    Cons

    I can't think of any, if I could, I wouldn't be worried about voicing my opinions either.

  9. COVID-19

    "Post Pandemic leadership is stronger than ever for EU challenges"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great development opportunities from some quality managers -Moving to 'work from home' has been rapid and supported -Technical product set which is seeing heavy engagement from current clients -Leadership of 'international business' has gained focus and has great direction

    Cons

    - Chances for promotion have been placed on hold and before COVID we're subject to incredible luck and patience. -Heavy use of KPIs . Sometimes used for bashing salespeople over the head with rather than development. -CEO is a major figure in the organisation, and therefore Forrester leaves itself vulnerable when he retires or leaves.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Looks good on your CV"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Success in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The research side of things are really interesting and the clients are lovely. Many colleagues are great people.

    Cons

    - Management works very close with HR, don't expect any help from them. - Flexible working is only for the chosen few. - high turn over (guess why?) - Some managers are real bullies.

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