• HR Compensation Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge | US-CA-San Francisco
    Human Resources/Employee Experience
  • Overview

    Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.


    About This Role:

    The HR Compensation Analyst works with a team of Employee Experience professionals who attract and retain Forrester employees through the design and management of salary and incentive programs.



    • Provide analytical and system support for compensation cycles, including data preparation, data validation, spend analysis, and communication materials.
    • Conduct ongoing and ad hoc compensation data analysis, including adverse impact testing, pay equity testing, and sales compensation plan modelling.
    • Work with cross-functional leaders to streamline and automate compensation work, including design, user testing, and documentation.
    • Consult with Employee Experience colleagues to analyze data to guide managers in comp decisions and communicate changes to employees.
    • Manage and resolve incoming compensation questions.
    • Prepare data for compensation surveys and benchmark data requests.
    • Maintain system data pertaining to all compensation programs and eligibility for incentive program payouts.
    • Manage job and compensation documentation, including job descriptions, job codes, and compensation levels.
    • Assist with the administration of the global equity program.
    • Identify and manage process, tool, and system improvement projects.
    • Follow emerging compensation trends and educate Employee Experience peers about their implications.


    •  A./B.S., with a strong academic record, including quantitative coursework. All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply.

    • Three to five years of compensation, finance, or analytical work experience.
    • Experience analyzing large data sets in Excel and a working knowledge of Word and PowerPoint.
    • Demonstrated ability and desire to learn new information quickly and use it to perform day-to-day work in a consistent, fast, and responsive manner.
    • A passion for creative analytical problem solving and an unyielding attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
    • Proven ability to work independently to solve problems, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and adapt quickly to changes.
    • The discipline to complete last-minute requests and follow through on open issues until resolved.
    • Flexibility to innovate work processes to improve the employee experience.
    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.



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    Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


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