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If it wasn't for the vacation...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Myers, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Very generous vacation and semi- flexible work schedule.

Cons

Very 'who you know' or 'who you kiss up to' culture. No raises. Have earned less each year over the past 5 years. Health insurance went to crap after Obamacare was passed. No recognition unless you are buddies with management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start seeing what your people do and give them recognition. Stop taking credit for work your reports do and start actually managing. Senior management has no clue and if you have an opinion or a suggestion just keep it to yourself or you will be labeled with an attitude.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consulting is considered a red-headed step-kid to Research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Gartner has a very strong name and reputation in the tech community, mostly from its research, on-the-spot analysis in the media, and the over-the-top events it hosts for customers.

    Cons

    Research is the king of everything that is done at Gartner. Essentially everything else is designed to support the growth and sales of research product. Consulting is a "third tier" activity that is supposed to amplify research for its customers, but since it costs more to produce consulting than research, it is often left to make its own way. There is no clear progression for staff, as it is a firm designed much more for a seasoned professional than junior staff. They do not offer training opportunities to staff, there is no clear mentoring, and no real supervision, except on a project by project basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investment in real human capital programs for staff across the board. Develop objective career progression ladders, and establish a true staff management structure rather than the existing counselor program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is great, love being an analyst here

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    Current Employee - Research Director  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Research Director in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great support from management
    Administrative help in managing expenses, calendar, and call volumes
    Lots of travel, but flexibility
    working from home, or anywhere

    Cons

    If you work really hard you are often not rewarded for it.
    Too many talented people, makes it hard to be recognized. (both good and bad!)
    Long hours, but to be expected
    Calendar is booked way in advance, less flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is too much politics within management, favoritism, and mis-management of the events business generally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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