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Renewed Company

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Current Employee - Accou
Current Employee - Accou

I have been working at Forrester Research full-time

Pros

- Forrester is just renewed in 2013 in many ways
- New Compensation structure
- New Sales management
- New improved internal tools, like SFDC, and many others, really cool
- Better pay

Cons

- Forrester needs to think big, they are the Gartner of Marketing and do not realize
- HOpefully the new sales director will solve this problem
- Depends on territory you get. as always

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please, keep the work in 2013. You just changed everything and feels good, now FOCUS.

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    Why you should consider Forrester

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest minds in the technology industry as well as having C level execs from top Fortune 500 companies as your clients. Autonomy, freedom a big company ethic with a small company mindset and a pretty happy company culture. Average tenure is high with hundreds of folk across departments having been with the company for 10+ years. A hugely respected name to build your own personal brand around. George Colony is a fabulous, inspirational CEO but could be more involved with spending time getting to know with his teams outside of head office in Cambridge, USA.

    Cons

    Too US-centric at time although big strides are being made and the board have finally realized the importance of EMEA and APAC. Too many radical changes introduced in 2012 for the teams to keep up with which resulted in loss of potential earnings from sales and an unusual spike in attrition. A penny pinching attitude at times to save a few thousand dollars when the real cost of losing great people runs into the hundreds of thousands in lost revenue, hiring and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time listening to the people on the ground and in the trenches. Not just in vast open forums, but each member of the board should once a month take a small group representing a cross section of departments and seniority for a few drinks or dinner and really talk. Each Exec could take a table of 10 out for dinner once a month and within a year, everyone in the company would get to spend some quality one on one time with a Director and have a voice. Genuis. To introduce a bit more fun as everyone that works at Forrester is deeply commited, so some down time to get to know each other works wonders.

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    Good people, good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Forrester Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Good name
    Smart people
    Young atmosphere

    Cons

    Smart people
    Bad location
    Organizational structure can be confusing

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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