Gartner Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
484 Reviews
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484 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself (in 20 reviews)

  • Middle management is by comparison very poor and the leadership lacks strategic vision (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Love working at Gartner, they really look after you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Planner in Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Event Planner in Egham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are team minded people, they are all willing to help one another.
    We receive fantastic benefits, including great pension scheme, private health insurance and many other benefits.

    Cons

    Gartner does expect you to work longer than you contracted hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Director
    Current Employee - Business Development Director

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strategic consultative sell enabling you to get great experience selling to the C suite. Encouraging culture, recognition lead, uncapped commission structure, unlimited earning potential. Great corporate incentives including WW 5* trips for you and your partner.

    Cons

    Uninspiring leadership at middle management. No creative thinking lower than the C suite. Not keen to take risks and have a awful habit of recruiting mediocre people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit only the best by attracting the best. Keep them by having an unrivaled opportunity for them to have an exceptional career that is inspired and lead by the best individuals in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and competitive pay

    Cons

    There really isn't much. If you don't manage your time and just do your job things work out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is extremely supportive. Although having a good manager helps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience with opportunity for growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great Management
    -Great Training
    -Opportunity to Manage Own Book of Business

    Cons

    -The job is what you put into it, and the outcomes are directly related to the work you put in. That can be a challenge for some people, and that is why I would consider it a con. You're responsible for the success and failures of your book of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Company to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential, Incredible Winners Circle

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes promotes nepotistically instead of merit based

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    ae

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    engaging high level executives daily

    Cons

    unpredictability of your clients business can lead to a loss of clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Feel the pulse of technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    You will be always in touch with best in class knowledge
    always learning new things
    as a client representative you have unique opportunity to communicate with many smart CxOs on the market
    company has very clear goals which are connected to most of things going on here
    everyone is open and willing to help you

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself
    dont expect many out of office or team building activities, culture is sound but limited to work stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company but employee experiences vary by team

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at Gartner (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    More vacation time than any other company I have heard of. 20 days to start plus holidays and this goes up to 30 days after four years. Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time.

    Cons

    Salaries can be below average except in some teams, like Sales. If you are lucky to be on a good team with a good boss you can rise quickly. But if you are on one of the teams with bad managers or politics though you can be held back. Some people in that situation leave the company and then come back later if they want to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is great. Look for the middle managers who let politics slow down progress and their direct reports' careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company is very good at recruiting extremely great people, especially in Research and Executive Programs. This is a very stimulating environment to learn and grow. The brand is great and customers can really find extremely valuable insights if they work properly with Gartner.

    Cons

    Middle management is by comparison very poor and the leadership lacks strategic vision. Gartner is far better to explain what digital means to their customer than trying to think strategically about what it means for themselves. The management is product (and not service) oriented and more focused on internal metrics than on customer experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Digital and customer experience should be key words in your strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Turnover

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Egham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    interesting research, and analysts, career opportunity to change department after 2/3 years, not before that

    Cons

    targets are unreachable as they limit the prospects you're allowed to speak to, no management support, all bad things are deflected to the US, built on hopes and dreams not deliverables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop with the 'fake it til you make it culture', instead of interviewing more peope keep the ones you have everyone with experience is leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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