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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2013 – Reviewed May 22, 2013 New
Interview Details – Had two phone interviews with HR followed by a two hour+ in-person interviews with the hiring managers (VP of Sales and two Area Managers). Following step is a panel interview with a case study and role playing. If hired they have a 90-day training period including a week in their Fort Myers training center. They take their time hiring and look for the best fit. Key information they want to know if how you sell and prospect and what your sense of urgency is.
Interview Question – what motivates you? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Fort Myers, FL May 2013 – Reviewed May 20, 2013 New
Interview Details –
I was an employee referral. The interview process started with a 30 min phone interview with an HR rep at headquarters, then a written portion, followed by another 30-45 min phone interview with an HR rep at the local office. Once I made it through these interviews I was passed to 2 hiring managers for an hour long phone interview (that ended up about an hour and a half). Then I was sent to do the final panel interview in the local office with a job shadowing and then the interview (including the powerpoint presentation). After the panel Interview, I had one more phone interview that lasted about an hour with another 2 local hiring managers.
Now, that was the entire process, but not the whole story. The process I was originally told, was not what was followed and was rather disappointing. There was a certain lack of professionalism amongst the hiring managers and definite lack of prep work. First, each and every interview, I was asked the same questions. Yet, after each interview they would mention how copious notes were taken. This led me to believe that either a) the notes were not being taken b) the notes taken were flawed/not detailed or c) the notes were not being reviewed by the next level of management before the next interview. This became very frustrating when after 6+ hours of interviewing with this company, the VP's and Hiring managers were asking me the EXACT same questions as the beginning of the process. The prep sessions and "introductory/who you are talking to" emails were incorrect every time, as I was never talking to the people they told me I would be. As you can imagine, this made it difficult to send thank you emails, or even know who/how many to expect on the other side of the phone, or across the table. On top of this all, the final panel interview was set up to be the "end of the road." Well, in fact it was not, and again the rules were changed. The job shadowing (or so it was called) at the final panel interview was actually just me staring at a client partner across a table in a room about 6' X 5'. I was looking forward to being able to see exactly what my life would be like if offered the job, and instead I was in a blank room with someone currently in the position. No prep work (again), no presentation, just her saying, "this is the time you can ask me any questions you would like." Thank goodness I had some questions prepared, otherwise it would have made for a rather awkward half hour.
On top of this all, the interviewers kept referring back to and picking apart the areas of my experience that were not relevant. We discussed that the examples they were questioning me about were not structured in the competitive format that they were looking for. I then covered numerous other examples that displayed the experience/characteristics/and personal traits they were looking for (totaling about 2 hours of talking time). They disregarded these examples and ultimately decided not to offer me the job because of it.
Overall, the interview process was way too drawn out. I was a bit disgruntled that after 8 weeks, 6 interviews and 6+ hours of interviewing, the management of this company was unable to make a timely decision. I was continually passed off to someone else, adding additional interviews (where I had to catch THEM up to speed). It was a frustrating experience overall.
Interview Question – They ask you questions that show how much you know about what they do, but not in the typical format. I had an internship at a hospital, and so they asked, "How would this hospital use Gartner as a client?" Large number of questions showing curiosity, tenacity, intelligence, interest in technology, and adding value through interactions with customers. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Fort Myers, FL Oct 2012 – Reviewed May 16, 2013 New
Interview Details – Very intensive interview process. They get very personal and spend a lot of time trying to understand your "sense of purpose". Essentially what they are getting at is - do you have something that drives you to make a lot of money. Because if you have that and are relatively intelligent, you can make a lot of money here. And the more money you make, the more money the hiring manager makes. The more motivated the candidate/employee is, the easier the managers job
Interview Question – What drives you... View Answer
Negotiation Details – no
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jun 2010 – Reviewed May 8, 2013
Interview Details – Several phone interviews then multiple onsite meetings
Interview Question – Presentation required View Answer
Negotiation Details – Very little
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Fort Myers, FL Apr 2009 – Reviewed May 8, 2013
Interview Details – Gartner hires based on traits. Competitive, sense of purpose, motivated... You'll speak to a couple of recruiters that will identify what role you might be best suited for. After they identify you would be good fit for the AE role you move on to a manager interview. Typically two managers. After which you could be required to write a follow up email with what you learned so far in the hiring process, the company, etc... After this there is a panel interview in which you will present about YOU. WHY YOU. WHY You now format. And you will also do a role play. It helps if you have an internal reference to submit your resume.
Interview Question – Why you? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They don't really negotiate.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Fort Myers, FL May 2012 – Reviewed May 5, 2013
Interview Details – Recruiting did not have the facts straight. They constantly inform recruits that they will make 20k more than their "target income"- do not believe this. Most employees are making well below their target income due to dwindling opportunities for income within the client partner group. The interview process can be long but recruiting is good about setting expectations for each stage of the process. Know what Gartner does prior to interviews.
Interview Question – You will need to understand how Gartner solutions can be applied and you may be asked during interviews. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There are no negotiations
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 23, 2013
Interview Details – Initial communications were made at a career fair at my college. From what I could tell they would be a wonderful place to work.
Interview Question – They asked me to describe specific constructive critiques I had received from past employers. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Stamford, CT Mar 2013 – Reviewed Mar 19, 2013
Interview Details – The interview process was pretty straight forward. I spent a lot of time at Gartner for the first session just overviewing my industry experience and where I have had success. They have recently changed their interview process from what I understand and I really liked the process. The only downside is the travel out to Stamford, CT from New York. It takes a bit of time. With that stated the office is very nice and quiet. $40 roughly for the roundtrip with cab (if you are without a car.)
Interview Question – Most difficult was not questions... more so the role play. Even this was not difficult given my preparation for the session. Got a few softballs which left me open to take full advantage of more opportunities that I did not jump on. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Had another offer at a vendor which represented higher OTE potential. Overall I must say I was very impressed with Gartner in general. Great company.
No Offer – Interviewed in Fort Myers, FL Feb 2013 – Reviewed Mar 18, 2013
Interview Details – interview process was 4 steps. 3 phone calls and then a face to face with VP and area manager. Standard interview questions: why you, what are your characteristics...Really focus on your ability to adapt and your desire to learn on a day to day basis. they want someone who is coachable.
Interview Question – why hire you over another candidate? Dig deep and really try and create a great story that would help you to stand out and paint a picture of the type of character you are. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 5, 2013
Interview Details – Block interview including the recruiting manager, 4 managing partners and the managing vice president. Case study with minimal prep time, expecting the candidate to develop a presentation for a senior client regarding an amorphous client problem with no clear instructions. Follow-up interview, verbal offer from recruiting manager, written offer letter.
Interview Question – Why should Gartner support government clients? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary was negotiable, but nothing else.
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