Gartner – Why Work For Us?

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At Gartner, what you say matters — not just to us, but to our 60,000 clients worldwide. Together, our associates deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day.


We are the most influential voice in technology today, helping the world's most successful IT and business leaders make critical strategic and investment decisions. 65% of the Fortune 1000 and 80% of the Global 500 support their key technology decisions with Gartner insight.


As part of our global team, you'll be challenged each day to cut through the complex world of IT and deliver unbiased insight. You'll work in an exciting, fast-moving environment that values expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage. And you'll be part of a culture that demands hard work — and rewards it with highly competitive salaries and benefits.

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Gartner is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations.


Through the resources of Gartner Research, Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with our clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles.


To understand our business a little better—and determine if you’d like to join our global workforce—we invite you to look back at our history and examine the additional corporate information provided below.


History
When Gartner was founded in 1979, we didn’t know information technology would become part of every business process. We did know businesses then, as now, need expert insight from a trustworthy, objective source. And right from the start, we delivered the informed, impartial and actionable insight clients needed.


Gartner continues to grow and evolve to meet new IT challenges. What never changes is our commitment to providing the technology-related insight our clients need to make the right decisions, every day.


Corporate Structure
Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. Our business is organized around four competencies:


  • Gartner Research
  • Gartner Executive Programs provides 3,600 CIOs and IT executives with customized advice and peer exchange opportunities; includes Gartner EXP, the world's largest CIO community.
  • Gartner Consulting is the leading independent consultancy at the intersection of business and technology.
  • Gartner Events is the world's leading IT conference provider.

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What’s it like to work at Gartner? In a word: exciting. Imagine being part of the world’s leading IT research and advisory firm—a global team that works at the cutting edge of new IT solutions and technologies. A team that enhances the performance of businesses around the world.


Work at Gartner, and you’ll be surrounded by associates just like you: strong, intellectually inquisitive, driven and independent people who recognize the power and possibilities of IT. You’ll be challenged every day in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment that demands the best from the brightest minds in the industry.


Of course, great work merits great rewards. And Gartner rewards every associate with industry-leading salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes support for balancing the demands of work and home life. In addition, Gartner is constantly expanding and provides opportunities for career development and advancement in our offices around the world.


People


The world’s leading businesses depend on Gartner for unique and unbiased technology-related insight and advice. And we depend on you—because we know our information is only as good as the people behind it.


Our diverse global team combines expert knowledge of information technology with a passion for delivering informed and actionable insight to clients around the world. Independent, incisive and intelligent, our associates share a commitment to making a difference in the evolving IT landscape.



Culture

To appreciate the culture of Gartner, imagine the daily experiences of our associates.

Each day, they explore the complex and evolving world of information technology. They work with and for the world’s leading businesses. They trade ideas with driven, insightful co-workers. And they are led by managers who provide freedom to structure each day—and support to advance quickly to senior-level positions.

  • Global Influence - Ours is truly a global effort. From offices in 80 countries, our 4,000 associates serve 10,000 client organizations worldwide. Through regional and global teams, our associates cross borders to work with—and learn from—clients and colleagues from remarkably diverse cultural, educational and geographic backgrounds.
  • Service Excellence - Unlike other technology and service providers, Gartner offers independent, unbiased insight to the world’s leading businesses. Everything we do is filtered through a focus on our clients: What is it they need? How can they benefit from what we offer? The creation of our new Client Relationship Organization highlights our commitment to service excellence, but it is just one indication of an enterprisewide commitment to independent thought and integrity. It’s a commitment that sets Gartner apart.
  • Development Opportunities - At Gartner, development is part of the job. Our associates learn every day through interactions with people at the top of their field—people who share a passion for challenging conventional thought and exploring new ideas.

Of course, we also provide structured training and career development programs. And perhaps most importantly, we offer a rapidly expanding global network in which we continually promote existing associates and hire new ones.

Diversity

At Gartner, we believe diversity is fundamental to our role as a global leader. Our diversity enables us to better understand and serve our thousands of clients worldwide. And our differences—in backgrounds, cultures and abilities—drive the independent thought and global insight that make us the world’s leading IT research and advisory firm.

  • A Better Way of Doing Business - Diversity enables us to cross borders, both physical and cultural, and deepen our client relationships. With our varied perspectives, we are more open to possibilities, more responsive to ideas and more capable of delivering innovative solutions to the complex challenges posed by our clients around the globe. Our workplace diversity also brings out the best in our associates because our personal and professional differences make Gartner a more vibrant and interesting place to work. We attract and retain associates who possess wide-ranging skills and experiences—people who thrive in the intellectually stimulating and ever-changing IT industry.
  • A Future Built on Diversity - We believe in continually enhancing the diversity of our workforce. To this end, we regularly review our recruiting practices, and actively embrace and encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds to join us, without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.

If you’re looking for an open and inclusive corporate culture, where diversity—in ideas and in individuals—is sought out, embraced and rewarded, Gartner may be right for you.

Gartner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Gartner is a rapidly growing global organization, with 4,000 associates serving 60,000 clients around the world. And career opportunities at Gartner are expanding right along with our business.


Whether you want to conduct research, consult with clients or coordinate events, we have opportunities available at all levels and in every corner of the globe.


Gartner offers a wide variety of career opportunities in these areas:

Client Relationship Organization
Critical service and support for clients around the globe

Consulting
The independent leader in the business of IT

End-User Programs
World-class product development and management for the end-user segment

Events
The world's leading IT conference provider

Executive Programs
Membership programs, including the world's largest CIO community

Finance
Superior financial management expertise

High-Tech & Telecom Programs
World-class product development and management for high-tech and telecom providers


Human Resources
Identifies, recruits and hires talented associates, provides professional development support and helps business leaders increase organizational effectiveness

Law & Compliance
Offers high-quality counsel and services to support Gartner efforts around the world

Research
The world's most trusted source of independent IT research and advice

Sales
The driving force behind worldwide growth at Gartner

Strategic Technology Group
Helps Gartner business professionals leverage cutting-edge technologies to build, guide and grow the company





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    Their upfront investment in their sales people is like nothing I've ever been a part of-

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tampa, FL

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

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    I have 20-years in I/T...16-years with a large "blue" organization who for good reason, prided themselves on their sales training. After recently returning from Gartner's 5-week long Field Academy and spending weeks away from my family...I can say with confidence that an entirely new standard has been set with respect to sales training. Beyond products, the training leveraged best practices in value selling and the real-life leveraging of nearly all of our internal systems and resources. Every person walked into that training endeavor with relatively zero understanding of the enormity of Gartner's offerings, aside from a Magic Quadrant or Hype Cycle. Coming out, we not only had a clear understanding of our value, we had the ability to immediately own a territory, run our business, leverage our people and systems, and provide immediate value for our future clients. If it sounds like I drank the Kool-Aid, perhaps I did...but as many years a professional seller, I cannot envision a better company to have been selected to represent for the second half of my career. Class act - across the board.

    Cons

    Their training requires two weeks in Ft. Myers Florida, one week remote learning and ride-a-longs from your home office, then two weeks back in Ft. Myers. We were not permitted to go home on the weekends during those two 2-week spans. This made it difficult on many of us with families...especially the women with young children. The rationale here was not explained...therefore caused a certain amount of angst. We came to the assumption that this was intended to provide the opportunity to gather outside of the classroom and create bonds amongst ourselves - perhaps allowing us to create friendships and lean on each other when hitting the field. While this training regiment is mandatory, and clearly spelled out during the interview process, a simple professional explanation as to the rationale for not allowing us to return home on the weekends would have been appreciated. (Even if it was simply a cost-related travel decision) If in fact this was to create a bond, it probably worked, as some of the best memories took place over the weekends...and tears and man-hugs were-a-flowing as we prepared to depart after our graduation. That said, we were all experienced and successful sales professionals - explaining the purpose of the rules would have gone further than simply enforcing them.

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    The training regiment that you have put together is amazing. Continue to hire the best and brightest and and to make this investment up front. We collectively felt as if the 5-week investment shaved 6-months off of our ramp up time in the field. Work on the content of week 4...as we felt there were areas that were drawn out longer than necessary for the message delivered. During the other 4-weeks, we actually struggled to identify a single half-hour span that wasn't time well spent...impressive. While understanding your not wanting us to lose focus of training, we felt as if it would have been appropriate to deliver us our numbers and accounts in week 4, so that our planning activities, compensation models and pathway to to our objectives could leverage real data...and offer us an additional kick-start advantage.

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Gartner Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Gartner.

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    Was found by a recruiter...had initial conversation with him (told me more about the company)... after conversation set up phone interview with head recruiter, asked about experience level and basic sales questions, moved on to next phone interview with two area managers..again basic sales questions with short (about 10 min.) phone role play. Role play didn't have anything to do with Gartner, more wanted to see how you set up a sales call, ASK QUESTIONS, and set up next steps.

    Final round was flown to FL to shadow account manager for about 45 min. (this is the time to ask any questions you may still have!), then met with area manager and vice president. Not asked any real sales questions anymore...asked to present what I knew about the role and about the company. After "presenting" had a 15-20 min role play with both area manager and VP, they left the room and I called them as they listened on speaker phone. This role play had to do with a previous customer w/ Gartner. Don't try to sell them anything!! BE CURIOUS, ABLE TO ADAPT, CONFIDENT. After each interview round they will give feedback and advice-work on this feedback to prepare for final interview, as they will look at past notes to see if you have improved.

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Gartner Awards & Accolades

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#1 Analyst Firm, Institute of Industry Analyst Relations, 2011
Certified for "The provision of IT Benchmarking Services covering Scorecards and Custom Benchmarks carried out through a network of European Offices", ISO 9001, 2008
Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work, Glassdoor, 2013
Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities, Glassdoor, 2013
Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview (#4), Glassdoor, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.gartner.com
Headquarters Stamford, CT
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1979
Type Company - Public (IT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in over 9,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and... More

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