Gartner Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
489 Reviews
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489 Reviews
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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 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience with opportunity for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great Management
    -Great Training
    -Opportunity to Manage Own Book of Business

    Cons

    -The job is what you put into it, and the outcomes are directly related to the work you put in. That can be a challenge for some people, and that is why I would consider it a con. You're responsible for the success and failures of your book of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company, but not for everyone.

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    • 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
  3.  

    Overall - a very good company and a very good career opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting field (IT research and advisory services).
    Outstanding product
    Talented personnel.
    Strong Corporate leadership at the HQ level.

    Cons

    Sometimes erratic and inexperienced management get installed at the local office level.
    Comp Plan inadequacies will likely make it difficult to retain the better salespeople
    High turnover (probably because of the above)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a local office experiences huge amounts of turn-over - please notice it and take corrective action (replace the local leadership before they drive away all the people with talent and other options).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A positive environment filled with intelligent employees

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

    I have been working at Gartner as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best way I can describe Gartner is as a place that people come back to. Many employees here have worked here for an extended period of time uninterrupted, but many have gone on to other opportunities only to return to Gartner. The atmosphere is positive, the people are intelligent and driven.

    Cons

    The contracting agency that Gartner uses is inefficient and compensates poorly - low pay to contractors, few to no benefits. There is a dearth of interesting full time entry-level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unbelievable Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SMB Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - SMB Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Gartner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Assigned to mentors in both end user and vendor side.
    Real world calls with C-level executives.
    Great exposure to management and VP's.
    Professional and fun setting in Fort Myers.
    Hit the ground running and lets you learn from your mistakes.
    Growing company year after year.

    Cons

    Some times it felt a little like high school with all of the inside drama at the office.
    Seems that it is all about referrals to get in deep with a company ( just like it usually is at most )

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and competitive pay

    Cons

    There really isn't much. If you don't manage your time and just do your job things work out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is extremely supportive. Although having a good manager helps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing Company to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential, Incredible Winners Circle

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes promotes nepotistically instead of merit based

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    ae

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    engaging high level executives daily

    Cons

    unpredictability of your clients business can lead to a loss of clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company for the long haul.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    The Winners Circles are attainable and they are excellent at promoting from within.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a total sham. It is definitely a culture that encourages being on the computer at 10pm.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Why Gartner?

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

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    i see only one pros - The PTO package is very good if you are in the company for long time. No other employer can beat this company. And some time there is flexibility to WFH. That too depends on the manager from my experience in gartner. This is one of the key reason across this organization to stick with this company.

    Cons

    - The end of year appraisal is just a gimmick. This is very sad. People try to work hard considering the goals set in the beginning of the year. But there is all a fake set up across the company.
    - Some of the Managers are really mean. People are just treated as slaves.
    - They want just the work get done. They literally don't care about the employees.
    - Lots of politics. Feel like it is family oriented business. This makes no room for an talented individual to grow.
    - No work ethics or moral values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls hire managers that manage other people only if they have experience in that past with the similar role. This would cancel most of the problems that they create to their sub-ordinates. And I bet lot of people would benefit out of this.

    Recommends
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