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Fun to work for, great environment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great culture, work environment, focus on independent thinking and research

Cons

Some legacy systems can use an update

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    a good place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    looks great on your resume
    in sales if you can get into a profitable territory you can do very well
    GREAT learning experience for a hard worker just out of college or if you're a pretty girl

    Cons

    don't let the long list of cons discourage you, if you are prepared to dedicate the time to hard work and playing politics, you can do very well in experience and pay
    in sales - if you are "too" smart they'll put you into a crappy territory because you'll fail a lot less than a dumber person- they are more concerned with the bottom line than with their people. You'll see a lot of turnover with experienced sales people who see through the game
    Your manager may throw you under the bus when things don't go well- and take credit for coaching you when things do go well.
    poor work/life balance- be prepared to spend a great deal of time in your cubicle (in respect to their fort myers sales operation) it is "inside" sales so get ready to dedicate a big piece of your life to sitting on your ass.
    if you are not a technology person it can be difficult to match up your clients' needs to the Gartner solution. If your client realizes that they can use that position against you in contract negotiations
    My colleague was given her quarterly bonus when she did not make her number. She went to mgmt in tears, claiming she already spent the money. That was years ago, and now she is a regional mgr. Point being, rewards were often based upon being part of the "club" so be prepared to comform or look the other way when you see undue rewards / favoritism displayed
    Fort Myers is not known as the social capital of the country, be prepared to spend your commission checks just getting the hell out of the SW Florida every weekend.
    You'll find local Gartner sales managers are mostly old sales people who, for some reason or another, can't move on. The result is your boss may be a veteran order- taker who plays the game but is of very little value as a coach.
    Regional sales managers across the country have the real authority. Be prepared to take direction from them, even if it conflicts with your goals
    The technology and sales tools available to reps are a joke, the systems and processes were embarrassingly old for a company that is supposed to be predicting trends. They have made, over the years, several (that I know of) technology investments that clearly bombed and cost the company millions. I think the big technology players know this and barely give Gartner analysts the time of day. How can you advise others when you're a hot mess yourself?

    Advice to Management

    how about reading / implementing the same advice you sell your clients?


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    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. incredible support and training. A great place for hone/development your skills. Base pay plus commission.

    Cons

    If you want to move into a field position you need to do your own networking. There isn't a formal process for it. Being promoted to sales management in Fort Myers as plenty of structure and clear visibility into the process.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer visibility and formal process to field promotions.


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