Listing of analyst firms who have laid off analysts in 2009

This is a simple index of posts covering analyst layoffs at various firms. If you hear of job actions at analyst firms, please contact SageCircle at 503-636-1500 or “info [at] sagecircle [dot] com” with tips and insights.

  1. Aberdeen Group (January 2009)
  2. AMR Research (January 2009)
  3. Burton Group (January 2009)
  4. Current Analysis (September 2009)
  5. Enterprise Management Associates (May 2009)
  6. Forrester Research (February 2009)
  7. Gartner (January 2009)
  8. IDC (April 2009)
  9. In-Stat (February 2009)
  10. iSuppli (January 2009)
  11. The 451 Group (February 2009)
  12. TowerGroup (July 2009)
  13. Yankee Group (January 2009)


  1. I think the layoffs go beyond January back into last Fall and late 2008.

    It would be interesting to analyze the data across the firms in terms of:

    – Total number of affected analysts
    – General coverage areas of affected analysts (inform where firms’ services are not profitable or where they are dis-investing resources)

    I hope that those affected are successful in finding their next gig and that all goes smoothly & quickly in the process.


  2. Hi Gerry, Thanks for the comment.

    Oh yes, the layoffs started a year ago with IDC in May 2008.

    Hmm, interesting idea about analyzing the layoffs for what they reveal. Let me take a look at that.

  3. Interesting that in a time of economic hardship one would think that now more then ever Analyst Relations people would be required to extoll the virtues of software solutions and be the credible link between end user and the vendor. Where would one look to see if Analyst firms are hiring?

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