Forrester Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2022

To filter reviews, or .

Found 1,213 of over 1,259 reviews

4.1
85%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
Forrester Chairman, President, and CEO George F. Colony
George F. Colony
883 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance here is wonderful(in 164 reviews)

  • "Incredibly smart people with heart(in 110 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Cambridge office by Alewife station is not the most desirable location(in 48 reviews)

  • "Need somewhat better work / life balance(in 37 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
      Featured Review

      The Right Values

      Aug 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Many people spend their careers looking for a culture like the one we have at Forrester. I am surrounded by smart, caring colleagues who trust one another to do the right thing. They have my back (and I have theirs). Most of all, you have a voice - people are genuinely interested in what you have to say and what you bring to the table. That starts with the Executive Team - they're incredibly accessible and interested in who you are as a person. Why do I stay? My values are the company's values: honesty, integrity, quality. The Anywhere Work policy gives me the flexibility to decide how I can be most productive. It's clear the company is being thoughtful about what the future of work might look like.

      Cons

      We could move faster. If the start-up pace is your jam, you might be frustrated here.

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great people, great culture

      Aug 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company has a great anywhere work policy

      Cons

      None at this current time.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place for growth

      Aug 2, 2022 - Business Development Representative (BDR) 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing work culture, lots of room for growth, bonus opportunities, encouraging peers

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      One of the Best Companies to Work for

      Aug 3, 2022 -  in New Delhi
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Culture, Inclusiveness, Work Life Balance

      Cons

      Nothing as such. Really good company.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      flexible work environment smart people great culture improving DEI

      Cons

      comp is not the best in the industry, but I'll trade that for a non-competitive yet entrepreneurial organization any day

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Customer Experience is improving, but Employee Experience lags significantly

      Aug 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Anywhere Work policy is flexible Opportunity to work with intelligent colleagues DEI is improving over time Concern for client satisfaction is very good

      Cons

      Some departments are very poorly managed - half the C-level execs have little to no emotional intelligence. Focus is on output vs. quality. Management talent is truly mixed - doing a better job at manager training but there is a level of fear at mid-management levels - they won't push back on senior mgmt when requests are unreasonable. Attrition seems to be rising - not unusual these days, but a cause for concern. Sales and research goals do not align. Work/life balance varies significantly within company - some teams are satisfied, but many are not. Lack of concern over burnout.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Learning experience

      Aug 5, 2022 - Sales Manager in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Access to industry experts in technology and GTM

      Cons

      Below industry average pay. Limited upside based on quota and client churn.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to work

      Jul 21, 2022 - Senior Account Executive - Team Lead in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Culture Surrounded by great people across the whole business Openness to listen to employees and adapt quickly Flexibility to work around your life

      Cons

      Some Technology Systems need to be updated and more career opportunities for promotions

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great culture, collaboration and coaching

      Aug 2, 2022 - Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - opportunity to work hybrid - support from leadership in developing self within my career - collaboration across the organization - encourages folks to be creative and act autonomously within day to day

      Cons

      - change is constant and sometimes feel there is lack of visbility on how long term plans impact the day to day of our teams

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fantastic work environment to push your boundaries

      Jul 31, 2022 - Account Executive in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of smart people Great for learning the craft

      Cons

      No customer centricity Paid less than the same job in other companies You need to figure out a lot on your own - it's really hard to sell Leadership makes it really hard for people in sales

      1 person found this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 1,213 Reviews

    Forrester Reviews FAQs

    Forrester has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,259 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Forrester to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Forrester employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Forrester. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

    85% of Forrester employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Forrester 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Forrester to be benefits, career development, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, management, compensation.

    Popular Careers with Forrester Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Forrester? Share Your Experiences

    Forrester logo
    or