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Updated Oct 19, 2021

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4.3
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Forrester Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
George F. Colony
804 Ratings
Pros
  • "I’ve seen most employees are in control of their Work/Life balance(in 138 reviews)

  • "Working with very smart people, things have been positively changing in the past 2 years and a strong feeling of belonging throughout the company(in 101 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Cambridge office feels very disconnected from main parts of the city(in 47 reviews)

  • "Need somewhat better work / life balance(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years
      Featured Review

      Pressure Testing Brings Good Change With Dignity and Caring

      Feb 2, 2021 - Principal Consultant in Ridgefield, WA
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      Pros

      Agility, transparency and rapid positive movement led by executives listening intently to clients and employees in the most challenging business environment in almost 100 years. A place full of smart and considerate people who value dignity, respect and creating impactful top quality work products. A great brand in the research & information landscape.

      Cons

      Like with other companies hatched there, the Cambridge roots carry some regional, cultural and other elements that are not universal to those who have traditionally operated outside that circle of significantly academic environs. This is changing.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Collaborative Supportive Culture

      Oct 19, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Thought leadership, research and consulting across C Level and Sr. Level Executives supporting Business, Technology, Sales, Marketing and Product Mgmt Best Practices. Impactful work with engaged customers, very rewarding when you have a meaningful outcome for clients

      Cons

      Can be challenging to maintain engagement and marshal resources to support customers.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Best Place to Work - Hands Down

      Oct 19, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in Ventnor City, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You are valued, Fabulous Team, Passions are embraced, Mobility is a reality, Culture is Inclusive, Warm, Fabulous Family benefits Great vacation schedules , Amazing Jam Sessions and Music Culture

      Cons

      Miss not being together with the pandemic and not seeing the band named conference rooms - No cons

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Amazing Company!

      Oct 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance. The environment is collaborative, supportive, and helpful. Good opportunities to grow and progressive culture. The team is supportive and helpful.

      Cons

      More growth and presence are required in APAC.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Exciting place to be right now!

      Oct 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      The work/life balance is great and the people are fantastic. You also learn a ton.

      Cons

      Can't think of any right now.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great culture

      Oct 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Real attention to diversity and inclusion, as well as employee wellbeing

      Cons

      Poor response to individual grievances

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      People, culture, work life balance, and PURPOSE!

      Oct 4, 2021 - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      I've worked at FORR for 3 years, and everyday I wakeup excited for my job. I love the work we do for our clients and the way we make an actual difference. Other good things (in no particular order) include: Forr handled the pandemic well. Leadership communicates often and transparently. My team is full of kind, hardworking, and smart people... NO EGO! Great work life balance Realistic expectations and rewards. Learning culture allows you to explore.

      Cons

      Pay and benefits aren't as sexy as a tech company, but you stay for the culture and the work, not to become billionaires.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Genuine, positive culture and leadership. Analyst role is very demanding.

      Oct 5, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      The CEO/Founder George Colony sets a great tone. Forrester is filled with very smart and hard working people. The firm has earned its great reputation.

      Cons

      Analyst role is very demanding, so much client interaction and demands from sales, elsewhere, that there is little time to actually do research and write reports (only about 1/3 of my time is spent on the latter). Time management challenges and danger of burnout are major issues.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Good brand, bad experience

      Oct 7, 2021 - Product Manager 
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      Pros

      A great learning experience. Smart people.

      Cons

      Underpaid which leads to the feeling of very undervalued. It’s extremely difficult work and the pay is well below where it should be. Disappointing.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Oct 8, 2021 - Account Manager 
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      Pros

      In-depth training of products, strong eco-system support, inclusive & collaborative environment, strong management support, fast paced, full support of work/life balance, opportunity to grow.

      Cons

      Big workload which requires a strong structured approach. Headquarters in US so more US focused.

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