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Smart people. Professional atmosphere.
Senior Account Manager II (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 1, 2017
Smart people. Professional atmosphere. Work/Life Balance is great. Coworkers are willing to help. A lot of changes. Must be able to adapt quickly.
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decent place to work
Account Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMarch 7, 2017
highly educated coworkers, probably the most intelligent coworkers ive had.
decent pay
decent work life balance
demanding work and high standards from management.
Pros
pay co-workers
Cons
work life balance
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Great product, delivers value to clients
Account Director (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 21, 2017
Great product, delivers value to clients, unique partner position that offers a true partnership position. Budget line is challenging to defend as it is funded most often through blanket "professional Services" line item
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Great work/life balance and perfect for those who want to be challenged
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 1, 2017
I cannot stress how great the culture of Forrester and its approach to its employees. They value work/life and spend a lot of time and money on investing/training.

The solutions Forrester provide are difficult to understand and especially sell, but Forrester provides you with all the necessary resources to be successful.
Pros
Work/life Balance
Cons
Growth Path
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Business is business and that is all!
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  ParisFebruary 23, 2016
As a sales professional. You have to make sure you do enough to be lucky to achieve your targets.
The organisation changes every 2 years. makes me feel like they still are trying to find their position in the market.
Pros
free coffee
Cons
managment is old fashioned
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Great place to start your career or begin a new one!
Account Executive - Major Accounts (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 6, 2015
Forrester is a great place to start your career or begin a new one. You will be part of one of the biggest, most notable brands in the world. And, because of this, you will be able to interact with fortune 1000 c-level executives on a daily basis.

The people are sharp.

The management, while a bit "pie in the sky" are great folks.

And most of all the culture is truly unbeatable.
Pros
culture, beer, cerebral environment
Cons
stagnant executive leadership inhibiting the growth potential
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Excellent company to work for
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 3, 2015
This was a very cool job. It was a very laid back environment with very informal rules. The office was huge but you didn't feel like you worked in a big place.
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Great people, messy management...just another corporation?
Consulting (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 17, 2015
Forrester is a research firm filled with some of the best business minds in the nation, all driven by a culture of collaboration. It is also a very flat organization as all levels of employee are required to step up to the plate. There are a lot of resources, opportunities to learn, and people to network if you are up to the challenge. The people of Forrester are its greatest resource and greatest ally.

However, for as much good as Forrester offers, there is also bad. Forrester consistently advises its clients to be flexible and capable of adapting to changing business environments quickly, yet internally management is slow to react to change and even more slow to implement new policy or procedure. There is little communication between offices to ensure that processes are universal.

While overall my opinion of Forrester is extremely positive, the intentionally deceitful manner in which they chose to handle a round of layoffs (which, while unpleasant, are a natural part of any business and should be approached both professionally & truthfully) raises the question of whether Forrester has become just another corporation and whether their values of 3CIQ (Client, Collaboration, Courage, Integrity, and Quality) should, in fact, be 2CIQ.
Pros
Ping pong table, Great work life balance, Engaging material
Cons
Upper management, Lack of food options, Remote location (most employees in Boston area, management in suburbs...mgmt won)
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Boiler room with no loyalty and no rules!
Sales (Current Employee) –  Cambridge MaDecember 6, 2014
If you like a lot of gray areas and being let down, this is the place for you. Do not get into sales. It's beyond a boiler room. Managers calling and emailing all hours of the day and night. No balance for out of work family life. Management changes the rules as they go and reps claim and steal deals they have not worked on. Watch your back is all I'm saying. Really think about your quality of life because it will diminish if you sign. They have gone after ex employees for non competes and won't help you in negotiating. They would rather lose a deal and blame you. Please think again and ask why they laid off so many good people and why do top executives keep getting fired or leaving.
Pros
Good benefits good employees
Cons
Extreme pressure, no loyalty, no structure
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Good work life balance
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 31, 2014
Very Cambridge-centric, hard to advance when you're remote. Complex portfolio of items to sell, but solid reputation and growing market share in the Marketing & Strategy area.
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Great team
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 14, 2014
work was challenging and varied --- team was high powered and the client groups were fantastic to work with
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Love Forrester
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 9, 2013
I've worked at Forrester Research for almost 5 years, and this is what I can tell you:

Great culture
Great work/life balance
Great value in what we do for businesses
Work never gets boring
Work with brilliant people
Knows how to mold fresh minds into seasoned professionals
All are treated with respect

Bottom line: the best job I've ever had and has changed my quality of life, and afforded many of my dreams to come true. I feel that I am a true contributor, and that I am a value to those I work with both internally and externally.
Pros
everything
Cons
nothing
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Hard Worker
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 27, 2012
Great Cash managment
Open door policy
Critical Thinking
Stickler for Detail
Great Trainer
Love to Cut Expenses
Love to find ways to generate revenue
Enjoy Tax work
Pros
easy serarch
Cons
matches are sometimes difficult
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