- Many intelligent people in this organisation and you can learn a lot from them
- Always surrounded by new ideas & trends, never get bored
- Great culture, great team
- Opportunity for growth
- Great reward for hard work
- A lot to learn
- If you do not like reading, learning and take in new ideas Forrester is not the place for you to work
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Forrester (Cambridge, MA (US)) in March 2009.
First I was phone screened by HR to make sure I wasn't insane and was currently employed as I said I was (totally an easy and normal interview). Then I came in for a super-well-run and organized interview where I met with an HR rep, then 5 people, including my future manager, her manager and 3 other team members, 2 were by phone. Sometimes I know Forrester does telepresence interviews when someone in the CA office interviews an MA candidate, etc. I felt that the interview wasn't incredibly difficult, maybe a medium level of difficulty. Every person was an hour or half hour and Forrester was extremely organized and cognizant of my time, keeping everything on schedule with HR as they understand candidates have other jobs they are leaving to come interview. After this 3 hour or so process, I had to phone interview with someone who was on vacation. After this I was called by HR within a few days and made an offer with an offer letter. The entire process from getting called to interview to the offer letter took only a week. It was extremely efficient and well-run, no rescheduling or second-guessing or keeping me hanging. I commend Forrester on the way they do this.
I didn't negotiate as I hated my current job at the time and was desperate to get out, and I still regret this. With this company you HAVE to negotiate because you won't be able to get much more than 3% a year once you're in.
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Here's a message our Chief People Officer, Lucia Quinn, sent to all employees today: