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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you're in Sales, keep looking...

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

    I worked at Forrester Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues. So many, like the analysts, are brilliant.
    Strong brand
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    In sales, there's no work/life balance. If you're based out of Cambridge, you have to be at your desk every day. The office is on the outskirts of Cambridge in the middle of nowhere.

    When Forrester misses revenue goals, like it has been for the past 2 years, they panic, micro-manage, re-org the sales force, and fire executives. The pressure for sales becomes intolerable. Even when times are good, they micro manage (daily activity reports and daily call counts).

    The company lacks diversity - it's primarily young, caucasian, over-achievers.

    Low salaries for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for a buyer. If you haven't hit $1 billion by now, you never will.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    passionate, innovative, always stand in pilot position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forrester Research full-time

    Pros

    flexible to address the new trend in market

    Cons

    small, so no so many account base for analyse

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