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Terrific Company

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Former Intern - Executive Programs Intern in Stamford, CT
Former Intern - Executive Programs Intern in Stamford, CT

I worked at Gartner as an intern (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Good atmosphere, good people, good pay. Overall a positive experience at a terrific firm.

Cons

Not many. Maybe location (Stamford CT)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    So much potential, yet bureaucracy and managers will hold them back

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good friendly people
    - Company has a great reputation

    Cons

    - No matter how good you are at your job, it will not be noticed unless you are strong at political games, and suck up to the right people
    - being successful is as simple as writing an email at the end of the week to your boss, saying you turned up to work 5 days this week (forgetting the fact you didn't actually do anything)
    - Aggressive growth plan, and are big on recruitment yet have no real desire to manage and hold on to existing staff. Turnover is very high
    - they have a real mix of quality employees, and some of the worst i have ever encountered. You can easily coast by in this company, and will not be at risk. If you are bad at your job but suck up to the right people you will be protected
    - change is not that easy. Every decision is made by committee and their is no transparency
    - no coaching / training is offered to help advance your career. The job you are hired for is where they see you and where they want you to stay
    - becoming extremely metric driven across all business units. Although quality is discussed, it is down to the numbers game
    - Promotions are rare, and the managers in leadership positions are extremely weak and not strong enough to drive the business forward
    - very heavy focus on the Sales division, with other divisions completely ignored

    Advice to Management

    Gartner can offer so much, but you really need to take a step back and figure out what you currently have and what is working and who is not working. They have big plans to continually evolve, but the decisions are taken at management level who are so far removed from what is happening on the ground level. You need to overhaul what is happening on an individual basis, and start thinking of other parts of the business away from Sales.

  2. Helpful (9)

    Run, don't walk, away from this turnover mill.

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    Current Employee - Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll learn a tremendous amount about all aspects of IT. The analysts are terrific. The sales people are mostly professional and motivated. The staff across the company is great. Management...? See cons.

    Cons

    The robotic CEO and his C-level staff are all about metrics, many of which do not measure what is important to getting the job done or bringing sustainable growth to the company. Employee engagement is completely unimportant to the leader and his groupthink squad. Top analysts and sales pros are fleeing, and the CEO clearly feels that's fine: replace them with less-experienced people. It's all about the bureaucracy at Gartner (which is unwieldy as hell, by the way!). The culture feels more like the DMV than a profit-driven company. With only about 5,000 employees globally, that's just odd: I've seen plenty of companies with ten times that number of employees operate more smoothly than this.

    Advice to Management

    Chairman: lose this CEO fast. 8 years ago, he fixed a messy, struggling firm. By now, he's just driving away your top talent and making a bigger bureaucracy by the month. The seeds of future trouble - and stock decline - are being sown right now.

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