Gartner Reviews in Egham, England

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
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Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home when needed is also a plus (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Talks a good game for work-life balance, but many Account Executive jobs require round the clock work (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior Management- Their last India H* was fired in a weeks (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great organization to join from a Research perspective

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst in Egham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Positive culture and environment
    - Clear objectives and targets
    - Very flat structure - senior management are accessible
    - Organization encourages independent thought and opinion

    Cons

    - Strategic priorities appear to change within the same year
    - Management focus can shift significantly on a year to year basis
    - Highly (too?) metric driven approach to individual assessment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get completely obsessed with the numbers and look beyond those to what matters in reality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wolf in sheep's clothing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Egham, England (UK)

    I worked at Gartner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal/Professional Development - Structured training

    Cons

    Management has a weak backbone and prone to slopey shoulders
    Over promise and hugely under deliver
    Business units fail to collaborate = unprofessional experience for clients
    Internal competition/sharking prevalent
    Unequal opportunity within teams
    Senior management (VP level) failing to provide necessary direction/culture/guidance
    All consuming - work life balance non existent
    High churn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your hugely talented and able employees would be far more productive (and less likely to leave) if they were empowered to succeed, rather than threatened not to fail.!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Amazing first 2 years. Recently become a factory with high churn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Egham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opp to earn. Fantastic delivery. Amazing brand. Brains everywhere.

    Cons

    Metrics and process. And they very short memories of how great you can be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    People leave managers not companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive - UK Major Accounts  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive - UK Major Accounts in Egham, England (UK)

    I worked at Gartner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, some of the top brains, great opportunity to earn a great brand.

    Cons

    Very Very high Churn. Very Metric and process driven. Micro Managemnet, very short memories and its all more, more and more revenue from clients. CIO's are wise and are starting to see throught the hype and are seeing the price hikes for what they really are!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People leave managers not companies - The difference between team leaders & managers should not be underestimated. Great people at Gartner but not so with some of the managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Too much focus on metrics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Egham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance
    good mid-level manager
    young and vibrate atmosphere

    Cons

    low salaries
    micro management
    no real career path
    to much focus on metric and less on real value
    all decision are taken be senior managers/CEO - even VP doesnt have power to take decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less focus om metrics
    encourage the talented
    start to retain good employees
    better comp plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunities... if you befriend the right people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Egham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Best in class, great name to work for, great learning opportunities
    Young environment
    Good pay, if you hit your numbers or better
    You can learn quite a bit if you listen in to analyst calls with clients

    Cons

    Political environment even though they claim not to.
    Becoming more and more just about the numbers and Wall Street

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees too, not only WS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research roles are demanding, but also rewarding to be close to technology advances and work with smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Vice President  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Managing Vice President in Egham, England (UK)

    I worked at Gartner full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Respected market leader
    Excellent CEO/CFO team are propelling the company
    Research culture blends collegiality with pursuit of excellence
    Opportunites to advise major companies
    Working in global research teams provides extra interest
    Gartner research experience can be helpful to pursue jobs in the vendor community
    Sensible emphasis on expense / travel policies, rigorous performance reviews and hiring the best

    Cons

    High expectations and high workrate - maybe this is a pro!
    Processes can be clunky for the size to which the company has grown
    Stack-ranking review process, though carefully applied, means that some can be disadvantaged even if they work well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great brand, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager SMB  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager SMB in Egham, England (UK)

    I worked at Gartner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    SMB Sales perspective:
    - Great brand
    - Opportunity to face real business issues
    - Access to valuable research
    - Valuable Sales training
    - Winners Circle and quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    SMB Sales perspective:
    - Poor Management that leads to a lot of unfair decisions on sales people
    - No real career path
    - Promotions are mostly based on the grade of friendship with upper management
    - Low basic salary
    - High people turnover, it is rare that people stay in the company for more than 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring managers from outside, with a real background in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing people, unique and successful business model, the sky is the limit!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    An office environment of motivated, extremely bright, passionate people.
    A culture that encourages caring amongst its workforce and prioritises the concerns of it's employees
    A business model that sells intellectual properity offering expertise in an ever changing environment (IT) in an annual contractual renewable model - what could be better?
    Our market is virtually untapped, the only thing in the way of greater levels of growth is ourselves (not the economy, not competition).
    Our impact is immense, products and services which can truly deliver significant value to our clientele. Creates an environment where you can be really proud of yourself and your peers in the impact you are having.
    Without integrity we are nothing - our core value as a company
    An excellent, and stable, leadership team which provides a very "flat" environment - our Operating Committee members are not "off limits" and are very involved with the coaching and development of our associates
    Double digit year on year growth means opportunities for those who strive for them and separate themselves from the pack
    Where else would you want to be besides the IT Industry?

    Cons

    We move fast. Really, really, really fast ... and it can be exhausting some times.
    Rapid growth means we are losing some of our core cultural strengths ... we need to do a better job of consciously protecting these.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm consistently impressed with the intellect of our management team and the way we run our business. That said, it's been some time since we've done a corporate employee survey and with all the rapid growth, it would be good to have a greater level of confidence that all the appropriate messaging is getting through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, good salary but the sales environment could be stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive SMB  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive SMB in Egham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Salary level, excellent compensations. Good career opportunities. Good training programs.

    Cons

    massive employees turnover in sales SMB. If you inherited a bad territory you are in troubles and there's no way to escalate it. They don't take in count countries with bad economy (same price list for all Euro Countries) and UK price list is actually 30% cheaper and US price list is 50% cheaper. So it's difficult to sell in some territories: such as France, Italy, Spain, Portugal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should collect more feedback from the senior employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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