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Updated 17 July 2018
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Forrester Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
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Pros
  • "They care about work-life balance" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Work with smart people who enjoy being here; people who care about doing great work" (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work can get consuming -- it's important to actively manage your work-life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Not enough support from senior management" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "one of the best companies I have worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great culture, very smart people all around you, Client relationship on eye level, highly regarded in the market

    Cons

    business model not agile enough for client demands, too US focussed, high turnover in Europe


  2. Helpful (4)

    "All talk, No delivery"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insightful and pragmatic research.
    High-profile analysts.
    Great culture of collaboration.
    Trusted brand.

    Cons

    Management prioritizes extroverts, quiet personalities are let down. Self branding instead of merit based progression (brown nosing)
    Morale and atmosphere continue to decline in London.
    Lack of resources in Europe.
    No career progression unless opportunity opens up.
    ABSOLUTE useless mid management - incompetence is rife.

    Advice to Management

    Forrester is not a 'great place to work' in Europe, talents keep leaving.
    Forrester Employee Experience should apply to offices outside the US.

  3. "Billings associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture and Work life balance

    Cons

    No flexibility with working hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time

    Pros

    Research is excellent and clients like it

    Cons

    Consistently poor management and no career progression


  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Insightful and pragmatic research.
    High-profile analysts.
    Great culture of collaboration.
    Trusted brand.

    Cons

    Management prioritizes extroverts, quiet personalities are let down.
    Morale and atmosphere continue to decline in London.
    Lack of ressources in Europe.

    Advice to Management

    Forrester is not a 'great place to work' in Europe, talents keep leaving. Forrester Employee Experience should apply to offices outside the US.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Inteligent People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester (More than a year)

    Pros

    Inteligent People Inteligent People Inteligent People

    Cons

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and Exciting Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Forrester full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, collaborative colleagues (available for help at any time), interesting and engaging conversations at lunch and in any spare moment. Needless to say the work itself is incredibly relevant and timely - I mean working for a research company on digital business in a moment of history like this puts you right in the middle of the most interesting ongoing things.

    Cons

    The company does have some silos, which in my opinion the company could easily spare itself yet apparently it proves more difficult than it appears.

    Advice to Management

    Break the remaining silos!


  9. "Overall good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time

    Pros

    Compelling product
    Interesting clients and strong vision to serve them and challenge them
    Nice offices

    Cons

    European operations somewhat fragmented and very much an offshoot of the main US business
    Research led, not sales led

    Advice to Management

    Focus on compelling career paths and packages for staff, sales and non sales


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Development Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - excellent training
    - good working hours (9 - 5:30)
    - flat organization (you get to know the CEO, VPs)
    - opportunity to talk to very senior clients
    - lots of activities with colleagues

    Cons

    - strict guidelines for development

    Advice to Management

    Please learn more about other cultures as you are an international office.


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