Gartner Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Ok experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, clean, youthful and fun

    Cons

    Very political, to many meetings, very catty

  2. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Manager SMB
    Former Employee - Account Manager SMB

    I worked at Gartner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training. Great benefits. Nice competitive, forward-thinking culture.

    Cons

    Got to drink to "cool-aid." If you don't believe in the product, then you are not going to survive in sales.

  3. Small, collegial atmosphere with opportunity to work on very interesting projects.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, interesting work. Access to Gartner research and analysts.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity if you don't want to travel.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great brand and people but your experience and career path are dictated in large part by your manager, good or bad

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    Current Employee - Event Sales
    Current Employee - Event Sales

    I have been working at Gartner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, products, services and benefits plus the ability to travel

    Cons

    Lots of micro managing and even though we're told to be client centric, the truth is be Gartner centric even at risk to your clients and you

    Advice to Management

    Train and hire better managers as opposed to promoting friends or making political appointments. Create a culture of valuing the individual and make sure your actions back this up. Too many people stay or are promoted based on who they know as opposed to their aptitude and ability or even a proven track record

  6. Helpful (2)

    Gartner Consulting

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market leader, highly regarding company. Good people with mature professional approach. Flexibility to work from home or office. Top tier clients and and at times interesting assignments with opportunity to learn a great deal about an industry and have an impact in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Limited interaction with colleagues and clients on many projects, intensive research and analysis and PowerPointing on most assignments (can be a grind), challenging to meet utilization targets especially in commercial consulting groups and highly dependent on the Managing Partners that sell projects, staffing process, and hours available to consultants. Some managers and Managing Partners focused just on hitting numbers, whatever it takes, and not enough focus on the needs including career development of delivery professionals. Consulting also very much second priority in company versus Research and Sales of Research Subscriptions, as this is where about 95% of profit is generated.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on identifying and addressing, in a transparent way, the issues that employees have that cause turnover and lower than could be engagement and satisfaction.

  7. Helpful (2)

    It'sOK

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    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging
    Great opportunity for longevity
    Coworkers are helpful and nice
    Benefits are great
    Great food for cheap in the cafeteria

    Cons

    Expectation of overtime
    Too much assigned to each person-hire more or extend the close deadline

    Advice to Management

    Care more about people's personal life, don't expect or mandate overtime. Hire more people or extend the closing deadline.

  8. Good company to work

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    Current Employee - Variable Compensation Analyst in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Variable Compensation Analyst in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent pto time

    Cons

    Stress, favoritism working a lot of overtime. No room for growth if you are not a favorite person

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company for the long haul.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    The Winners Circles are attainable and they are excellent at promoting from within.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a total sham. It is definitely a culture that encourages being on the computer at 10pm.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Why Gartner?

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

    I worked at Gartner

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i see only one pros - The PTO package is very good if you are in the company for long time. No other employer can beat this company. And some time there is flexibility to WFH. That too depends on the manager from my experience in gartner. This is one of the key reason across this organization to stick with this company.

    Cons

    - The end of year appraisal is just a gimmick. This is very sad. People try to work hard considering the goals set in the beginning of the year. But there is all a fake set up across the company.
    - Some of the Managers are really mean. People are just treated as slaves.
    - They want just the work get done. They literally don't care about the employees.
    - Lots of politics. Feel like it is family oriented business. This makes no room for an talented individual to grow.
    - No work ethics or moral values.

    Advice to Management

    Pls hire managers that manage other people only if they have experience in that past with the similar role. This would cancel most of the problems that they create to their sub-ordinates. And I bet lot of people would benefit out of this.

  11. Helpful (5)

    Pay is not competitive

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gartner provides extreme value to it's clients. CXOs are quite welcoming when a Gartner AE comes through their door. This is a great experience to build your resume and connections. I would not recommend it long term.

    Cons

    The compensation model isn't close to that which other IT companies offer. I know that I make more here than most of my peers and yet, my OTE is still far less than it is for other Account Execs in the IT industry.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep people who are of the caliber that can gain the trust of the CXO, you are going to have to pay more. Commission rate should be double what it is. Also, I suggest you reinstate the bonuses you took away this year.

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