Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is a global research and advisory firm serving professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and peer-to-peer executive programs. We guide leaders in technology management, marketing and strategy, and the technology industry through independent fact-based insight, ensuring their business success today and tomorrow.

Working At Forrester

What Does Forrester Look For In The Interview Process?

To hire the best of the best, we have a thorough but efficient interview process that helps us evaluate your candidacy and allows you to get to know us as well. We're not simply looking for functional expertise; we look to hire candidates whose work is consistent with Forrester's vision, mission, and values: client focus, courage, collaboration, integrity, and quality.

How do I apply for a job at Forrester?

To get started, search our job openings and apply for the position that interests you. Depending on the position, the process typically takes two-to-six weeks.

What does a typical interview process look like?

There are usually six steps in our interview process:

  1. A telephone interview with the recruiter.
  2. A telephone interview with the hiring manager.
  3. Team interviews. As a global organization, how your interview is conducted varies by where you are and where the team is based. Typically, you will interview with the team in person, but it could also be via phone, Skype, or videoconference.
  4. The recruiter will then collate all the feedback and relay it to you.
  5. Many of our positions require a formal presentation as a final step, but this is dependent on the position you apply for. For instance, to become an analyst at Forrester, you are required to write a report that frequently becomes your first published piece of work.
  6. An offer, if successful!

For more information on the interview process for the position that interests you, please take a look at our interview guides.

How can I prepare for success?

First, take a close look at our website to understand who we are and what we do. Forrester delivers highly relevant research-based services aligned to the client’s agenda. This unique role-focused approach is central to our corporate mission.

View all of the professional roles that we serve, and learn how we make these roles and our client companies successful.

Take a look at our talent community page to see what’s currently happening at Forrester and to get a feel for our culture.

Be ready to speak about why technology interests you. Your recruiter can also help you prepare for your interview. Be resourceful, creative, and diligent!