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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
546 Reviews
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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.  

    Don't know what these people are talking about

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent cafeteria. Ample time to go to the beach for sales rally in bathing suits and drink.

    Cons

    1. Lack of diversity.
    2. If you get nebraska as territory, you are SOL.
    3. Middle aged male managers who wear leather necklace thingies.
    4. Too much recruitment from the Midwest rather than locally.
    5. Your employment life expectany entirely dictated on what territory youre assigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no good advice for a company that insists on a business model entirely composed
    of running a sales mill. Churn and burn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    No Culture, No Structure. Extremely Inconsistent Experiences. (Gartner Consulting)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    - Ability to work from home
    - Access to research (but learning is up to you)

    Cons

    - There is no culture or career path. You have to fend and fight for yourself. It takes considerable effort to do so and you are not encouraged or supported in that effort.
    - Depending on who you work with, the experience is extremely inconsistent. Some managing partners and engagement managers are great. Others are extremely poor. There is no effort to create standards of what "good" looks like. There are no project reviews after an engagement is over and there is no effort to improve the next time around. Many projects are undersold and overpromised.
    - Leadership is lacking in people management skills
    - Very slow to promote (2 year cycle is the fastest) and difficult to move past the Director level. There is no real career path. You have to carve out a niche for yourself and find people to align with. Most Directors and above are hired in from the outside.
    - The worst part is that the people who have been there a while and those that are in management positions either don't care or they are resigned to the status quo and don't believe anything can be done. Everyone else leaves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Implement training at all levels. Making a slide, managing a project, and selling are 3 different things.
    - Implement project reviews and feedback mechanisms. Encourage constructive criticism and openness.
    - Lower the internal billing rates
    - Align sales and delivery rather than keeping them separate. Don't sell what you can't deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Executive Partner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Partner in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Partner in Washington, DC

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with smart people, great research team, Federal CIO peers

    Cons

    Bad management, bad performance review process, manage thru fear and intimidation, broken promises, not family friendly, unreasonable demands on family time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shakeup your regional management organization in Executive Programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Run to Forester, Run!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people and lots of work - will keep you very very busy!

    Cons

    If you are a woman - absolutely NO promotional opportunity; GOBN is alive and well.
    poor management, poor review process, and 360 feedback is an utter joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top level management needs to be kicked to the curb and replace with actual humans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Interview Process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    The initial recruiter I spoke with was warm and excited about her employer and wanted to create a welcoming arena for the interview process

    Cons

    The next interviewer was nothing better than flat and gave the impression she was not positive about her position and was nor was she able to portray her employer in a positive light and was giving off a negative vibe to the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have a second round interviewer, ensure that they are promoting your company in the best situation possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run Away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    They do give a lot of vacation time and offer a work at home option in most departments. Pretty solid company.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, the raises are terrible and the health insurance is awful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    None, there is no pro to working here stay away.

    Cons

    Many the list is to long to fit here. I will be leaving company in 4 weeks, found another company that is so so much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and quit thinking you run the world. Especially local management in the fort myers office. Local management walks around like they are the president of the united states and they have no clue about anything business related.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    ALL HAT NO CATTLE. This precisely describes Gartner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I have worked at the company for many years. It was good when I started but unfortunately it has headed into the tank in the past several years.

    The company is so hung up on its policies and procedures that it has become Paralyzed By Process.

    Cons

    Benefits suck

    Pay for performance has gone away; now it is based on lets have a whole bunch of mediocre worker bees.

    The wrong people are getting promoted. These are the ones who play the politics and tell others what to do but cannot effectively do what they preach.

    I have updated my resume, having several interviews each week and will be moving on shortly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are all rumors in your own minds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Major Accounts
    Former Employee - Major Accounts

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The employees and the role was virtual.

    Cons

    Not sure there is enough space to share my thoughts. But a few notable points are be ware, they are quick to fire you and quick to move on. They really have underestimated the competition and their rate cards for services are totally out of whack. Management is disengaged and not supportive. They have a marketing team that fill you full of lies and constantly recruiting. They have ruined my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as they dont listen anyways, you are only an individual contributor in their eyes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Avoid the Client Partner Group in Fort Myers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, generous amount of PTO and well-respected brand

    Cons

    Not enough growth potential (career or financial), very micro-managed, they are hiring in less and less experienced Client Partners at lower salaries and so the level of professional experience in the Client Partner Group is declining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your VPs how to act when at a company outing in public. For example, on one of our last outings a VP in the HTTP group LOST his cell phone and then accused people of stealing it. He made the amusement park we were at ask all of their employees if they stole his iPhone. It was mortifying to be associated with this type of behavior. Start checking the egos of your management and VPs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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