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Gartner Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
520 Reviews
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Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself (in 22 reviews)

  • Middle management is by comparison very poor and the leadership lacks strategic vision (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People & Great Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Cool culture
    Amazing management
    Very fair goals and comp
    Rapidly growing industry
    Lots of growth opportunities
    Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Honestly none I can think of, I'm sure every office has a different mico-culture which one should keep in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proud to work for Gartner

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity in jobs; intelligent people; benefit perks

    Cons

    Work-life balance; expected employee workload;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unique, rewarding place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At Gartner you work with brilliant people and sit at the cutting edge of IT. People are supportive and collaborative. Things change all the time and change quickly, so you need to be OK with change to do well here. HR encouarges people to develop and move to new opportunities around the compnay. Gartner's bought up some competitors and has a very strong financial health. Its also known for integrity.

    Cons

    For an IT company, systems investments are not as good as you might expect. Things get bureucratic sometimes. Performance reviews follow a stack-rank kind of system, which creates competiton and requires everyone to keep developing their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work at home is discouraged for some locations and business units, That's s shame since we are a global company we ought to have access to a global talent pool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Growth company with smart people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Gartner (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like that I get to work with such good, smart people. In my years at Gartner I've come across very few idiots or horrible people - and they don't last long here. We are encouraged to try new ways of doing things. As long as you can argue a good business case, new ideas fly here. The company is growing so it is financially rewarding and offers good development opportunities. High expectations for every person to perform and be the best they can be.

    Cons

    Anyone who is a people manager receives fantastic training. Managing other people is rightly considered a huge responsibility at Gartner, to help us keep our great people. However, individual contributors get no training, unless you are in Sales then you get lots of training! I love the culture, it's like a big family, but it is also very data and process driven so if you don't like that it won't be a good cultural fit for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being less US-centric.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great culture, great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Extremely strong client focus
    * Very goal oriented
    * Competitive salary and benefits
    * Very strong brand recognition and respect by clients

    Cons

    Not really a "con", if you are in sales, there is a strong performance management culture and expectations. High performers are treated very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    So far... really good... looking forward to the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Senior Management engagement
    They want you to succeed and will help you succeed
    no limit to knowledge
    great team and employee culture

    Cons

    No cons when working for Gartner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving Account Executives more leadership training and opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for Professional growth if you hit your numbers
    Great pay scale once you've hit your quota

    Cons

    Location - Fort Myers isn't a very progressive city for younger individuals
    They wont allow you to be remote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All for remote workers - to keep good sales people who love the environment and management of SMB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to build a career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    As a healthy, growing company, Gartner offers excellent training and growth opportunities. Salaries & benefits are competitive and there is good work/life balance. The performance-focused culture is largely a meritocracy.

    Cons

    Like any company, the politics can get intense. The company is also run in a very top down-fashion which may appeal to process oriented people but might not to more innovation focused people. The company also has low gender and ethnic diversity, especially in the upper management ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Allocate a bit more focus to blue-ocean innovation rather than focusing exclusively on operational innovation.
    2. Develop active policies to promote gender and ethnic diversity at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work ///

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior A E in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior A E in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Academy, CXO Connect, supportive management, Mentoring

    Cons

    High sales turnaround and to turn it into must have product is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perfect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great brand

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Sales in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Director Sales in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Good brand, Work life balance, good value for clients

    Cons

    competitive, poltiics, large sales cycle,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    all perfect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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