Gartner
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87% Approve of the CEO

Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall

Gene Hall

(321 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to learn and make a difference for your clients. But, management struggles to motivate.

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule (if working remotely) and you make a significant impact to the clients that you work with. Great to work with and learn from the Gartner analyst team. Also, provide great training to equip you with the knowledge to approach CXO's. Also, well respected brand which is great for your resume.

    ConsHigh growth company means that sales territories are shrinking, and with it earnings opportunity. Mid level management does not motivate and pushes a transactional model on what should be a strategic sales model. There seems to be a mismatch between manager goals and sales compensation. CRM is outdated which leads to duplication of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you offer your top performers the same opportunity and earnings today, that you did in the past. Do not promote the best reps, promote the best leaders who will inspire and motivate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great ESPECIALLY if you learn how to play the politics.

    Business Process Lead (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsWorking with highly intelligent people who have a passion for what they do. Ability to travel around the world. Its a respected brand in the IT research and advisory industry. Training for Sales people is very thorough, for other departments it is less structured and up to the manager. The office space is newly re-designed and has a state of the art gym.

    ConsThe compensation is not up to market standards or to the standards of living for lower Fairfield County. In some departments there is no flexibility to work from home, although if you are an Analyst, these rules do not apply. It is hard to get ahead is some departments, like most corporations office politics play an important role in who is promoted and who isn't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith regards to your employees in CT, please take into account the cost of living in Fairfield County and surrounding areas when creating comp plans. If most employees are moving north due to the cost of living, consider allowing more employees to work out of the Trumbull facility. Some of your employees are spending 4 hours a day just on their commute to work, in this day and age, that's just dumb! Also, don't just say that the "culture" is to promote from within, provide opportunities for employees to learn other roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Senior Specialist (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsThe people that work at Gartner are very intelligent, friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. There are always opportunitues to grow professionally and move forward within the company. Gartner also provides a generous amount of paid time off and provides great benefits.

    ConsThere is not a lot of training so you are often thrown into the fire and forced to self teach. The company is more focused on process and metrics so anything that is done outside that, goes unappreciated. When provided more work within a role (outside of the job description), nothing is taken off of your plate to balance out the load so being overworked becomes common.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGartner needs more leaders and managers that are willing to step up to the plate. There are opportunities within the organization for workers to grow but management needs to help guide this. Gartner needs more managers that someone can look up to and want to strive to be, encourage growth and education, and make workers excited about their job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company if you get in the right territory.

    Account Manager SMB (Former Employee)
    Fort Myers, FL

    ProsGreat training program and ongoing skills improvement opportunities. Awesome people to work with and lots of opportunity to make great money right away.

    ConsPoor territories don't allow level playing field. Recognition given by metrics only and if you do the right things and it doesn't work out, it's all your fault.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring poor candidates just because you are growing rapidly. Adjust responsibilities due to thinned out territories.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast-paced, very intelligent people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsLots of emphasis on personal development

    ConsExpensive area to live nearby

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and reward talent pre-emptively to prevent loss of top talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a good place to work for

    Client Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Prosrelaxed, collaborative environment with people always willing to help

    Consnot much incentive to do more than the bare minimum

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    Gartner has a certain chemistry that makes you very comfortable in your new position.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
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    ProsFlexibility to work from home, very nice location, friendly coworkers and room for growth.

    ConsSome of upper management need to learn social skills for ALL employees and not just ones at their own level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well-regarded company with highly stable workforce

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsA significant percentage of the employees have been at Gartner for decades, showing that the job and the company still provide a challenging, satisfying work environment. Compensation is good, excellent benefits.

    ConsToo much of a focus on metrics when it comes to performance reviews. Consulting organization seems to be always chasing the big boys, constantly reorganizing and shifting metrics to match what the competition is doing - whether or not it makes sense for Gartner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnough with the change just for the sake of change. And if your organization is so complex that you have to send out multiple emails to explain who employees should be rating in an upward feedback survey, then perhaps that organization structure should be rethought.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding company with an excellent brand and talented people driven to help their clients succeed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart people that really care about their clients.

    ConsCompensation can be good but it's difficult to maintain top earnings since we're focused so heavily on retention and losing 1 client or a significant part of a client contract can derail you in any given year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation has been reviewed in the last 6 - 12 months and there have some adjustments made on a case by case basis but overall, compensation is still limited based on the upside potential in the marketplace. Pay AE's for Growth and pay the client service team for retention if you really want to grow the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood experience and great training. Everyone is very helpful and provide great input. Compensation is great for full-time hires. The ability to work from home when needed is also a plus.

    ConsIt's hard to get a full time position as an intern. They expect and require more from you since you have been working with them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it easier for interns and temps to apply.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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