Gartner

  www.gartner.com
  www.gartner.com

Gartner Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
520 Reviews
4.0
520 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall
Gene Hall
393 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself (in 22 reviews)

  • Middle management is by comparison very poor and the leadership lacks strategic vision (in 18 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unique, rewarding place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At Gartner you work with brilliant people and sit at the cutting edge of IT. People are supportive and collaborative. Things change all the time and change quickly, so you need to be OK with change to do well here. HR encouarges people to develop and move to new opportunities around the compnay. Gartner's bought up some competitors and has a very strong financial health. Its also known for integrity.

    Cons

    For an IT company, systems investments are not as good as you might expect. Things get bureucratic sometimes. Performance reviews follow a stack-rank kind of system, which creates competiton and requires everyone to keep developing their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work at home is discouraged for some locations and business units, That's s shame since we are a global company we ought to have access to a global talent pool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People & Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Cool culture
    Amazing management
    Very fair goals and comp
    Rapidly growing industry
    Lots of growth opportunities
    Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Honestly none I can think of, I'm sure every office has a different mico-culture which one should keep in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Proud to work for Gartner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diversity in jobs; intelligent people; benefit perks

    Cons

    Work-life balance; expected employee workload;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great company, great culture, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    * Extremely strong client focus
    * Very goal oriented
    * Competitive salary and benefits
    * Very strong brand recognition and respect by clients

    Cons

    Not really a "con", if you are in sales, there is a strong performance management culture and expectations. High performers are treated very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for Professional growth if you hit your numbers
    Great pay scale once you've hit your quota

    Cons

    Location - Fort Myers isn't a very progressive city for younger individuals
    They wont allow you to be remote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All for remote workers - to keep good sales people who love the environment and management of SMB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a healthy, growing company, Gartner offers excellent training and growth opportunities. Salaries & benefits are competitive and there is good work/life balance. The performance-focused culture is largely a meritocracy.

    Cons

    Like any company, the politics can get intense. The company is also run in a very top down-fashion which may appeal to process oriented people but might not to more innovation focused people. The company also has low gender and ethnic diversity, especially in the upper management ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Allocate a bit more focus to blue-ocean innovation rather than focusing exclusively on operational innovation.
    2. Develop active policies to promote gender and ethnic diversity at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Opportunities for Ambitious People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Content Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Research Content Specialist in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, You will likely be given a lot of opportunities and recognized if you work hard

    Cons

    Some of the leadership is a bit out of touch and outdated. Success at this company strongly depends on your leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on professional development of associates. Don't let legacy associates slack.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Front End Developer in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Front End Developer in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I work with some of the smartest IT professionals in the industry. My team is dynamic and we have fun working together. On occasion We also spend time together out of work as well. Great place if you are looking for work and family balance.

    Cons

    Like many large companies there is too much process or procedures for simple requests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Account executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Great org lots of opportunities

    Cons

    No cons with the role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Company, but not for everyone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with some of the brightest, sharpest people on the planet. Support, professionalism, teamwork and many resources to support employees, especially sales. Competitive compensation, interesting people, and you get to feel like you are having a positive impact with clients.

    Cons

    Internal processes, plannings, strategy, reports can be very tedious and time consuming. Level of satisfaction often depends on direct area manager and how supportive and engaged they are. Very time consuming place where there is always more to do than you have time and energy for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Territories are shrinking and some would argue, have been tapped out. Increasing double digit sales growth will only be sustainable for limited time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Gartner? Share Your Experiences

Gartner

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.