About Forrester

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 500,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of our most innovative clients. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organizations.

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!