I have been working at Forrester full-time (Less than a year)
Tremendous Focus on Employee Experience
Innovative Mindset Throughout the Organization
Transparency Among Leadership and Colleagues
Intelligent and Thoughtful Colleagues
Challenging the Norm is Promoted and Expected
Respectful and Professional Environment
Sometimes the rush to be innovative can cause some inefficiencies, but the company is generally very self-aware of its areas for improvement.
Advice to Management
Excellent work...this is the best culture I've experienced after 10+ years at various companies in multiple industries.
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Forrester (New Delhi) in September 2016.
I received a call from linkedin application. The HR was fantastic to say the least- respectful, informative and very engaging. After a round of interview with the HR I was scheduled to be on a telephonic interview with the hiring manager based out of Singapore.
Step 1 : I am skipping the HR round as I consider that to be more of a review of my profile and a confirmation of interest. The meeting with the hiring manager was scheduled for 45 minutes. It went really well (or it appeared to) . It was never a skill assessment interview rather a two way process
Step 2 : Interview with Senior Consultant (based out of Singapore again), another high grade knowledge sharing exchange
Step 3 : Interview with Sales Manager based out of India, here , the interview landscape mode tilted back to assessment but more of a profile assessment!, at the end the of it the business model, operations was so well explained that I thought I am already there, :)
Step 4 : Interview with Research VP, this one was a little off the hook, but gradually the interviewer and me got engaged in a better dialogue bringing back the flavor of getting to know each other better
Step 5 & 6 : Case presentation and Playbook presentation- this needed a lot of preparation and I guess I did justice to it! It was attended by several key folks in their New Delhi office and the hiring manager over VC
Couple of folks the HR & the hiring manager deserves a lot of accolades for conducting such a smooth ( and long) process in the best way possible! The only change what might be needed is making those interviews a little longer to help candidates express themselves (it was way too short - 30 mins), also this meant that by the profile discussion is over you are done with the time.
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