Forrester Reviews

Updated 25 Feb 2021

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Forrester Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
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757 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. Featured Review
    COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "A Culture Made For Moments Like This"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Group in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company's response this year in the face of a pandemic and recession has been nothing short of textbook. The Executive Team has been clear and transparent about the steps the company is making to ensure the physical and mental health of employees and the fiscal health of the company. Everyone is working from home, but in many ways our culture has never been stronger as the personal and professional blend together and we know each other more intimately than ever before. The people here are incredibly smart, generous, and kind. People want to do the right thing. Bring your "A game" because the standards for quality, integrity, and customer service are high. I learn something nearly every day from colleagues way smarter than I am. My immediate teammates and my manager are the most inspiring group of colleagues I've ever had.

    Cons

    Current events have highlighted the need for the company to be more progressive in the area of flexible work. The current flexible work policy is the option to work one day a week at home. The company needs to rethink its entire approach to flex work while honoring its strong culture of collaboration and learning. There's a productive and even exciting path forward that blends the best of the home experience and the office experience, but we need to be bold in our thinking. I hope we don't take the safe route.

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    "Forrester Research- Market Research & Commercial Intelligence"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, transparency from management and the executive team

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, not as competitive based on the ranges being offered throughout Boston

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  3. "Great Opportunities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager, Customer Success 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Forrester has a great culture, great people, and engaging products, creating many opportunities for growth

    Cons

    There are some silos which can create challenges.

  4. "Stimulating workplace with a wonderful culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Researcher in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forrester has one of the best cultures of anywhere that I have worked. The culture is bolstered by managers who are open, supportive, and do what is in their power to enable you to succeed.

    Cons

    Forrester is working to improve on diversity and inclusion, which is the company's primary weakness.

  5. "Love it"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Success Specialist in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work life balance - leadership - structure and clear expectations

    Cons

    - pay is not up to par with competitors

  6. COVID-19

    "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forrester is an EX exemplar. They survey employees and implement changes to keep up with shifting attitudes about work. They were great throughout the pandemic.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough.

  7. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strives to meet industry standards. You're more than a number.

    Cons

    Not a great WFH policy (though this is being worked on I believe)

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forrester full-time

    Pros

    I got to work with some of the best people in the industry and do great work.

    Cons

    No cons to report here.

  9. "Collaboration at its best"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forrester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Forrester has a very collaborative environment and everyone is open to discussing and exploring ways to drive client engagement and growth for the company.

    Cons

    At times, executing the ideas may take a while, given the amount of workload different ecosystem partners have, but nevertheless, they still try to make it happen.

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  10. "Good Culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance. Good Salary. Learn Alot

    Cons

    Momentum of Innovation. Product Allure.

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