Gartner Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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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)

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  1. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Connecticut
    Current Employee - Connecticut

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing, great people, great benefits

    Cons

    work-life balance can we an issue sometimes

  2. A great place to learn and grow your career

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Gartner

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

    Pros

    The ability to be challenged daily and to be part of a thriving company
    Growing company that has a clear strategy and is executing consistently
    Highly collaborative and engaging work environment
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Fast paced and rapidly changing environment may not be good for everyone
    Growing leadership in line with our growth strategy can present some challenges

    Advice to Management

    Over communicate
    Continue to develop people to become stronger leaders

  3. Stellar firm, intelligent people everywhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

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

    Pros

    Intelligent and interesting co-workers. Hard working attitudes, genuine interest in technology.

    Cons

    No cons to share at this time.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

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  5. A very solid company to work for

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    Current Employee - Executive Client Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Client Manager in Fort Myers, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Rock solid business proposition with a service that is needed regardless of economic conditions. Focused on execution of clear corporate strategy so you can understand why decisions are made. You are part of the discussion with some of the smartest people you will ever meet. Organic growth opportunities abound. Foundational employer in our community so your associates are your neighbors and your friends.

    Cons

    As company grows, business processes are being standardized across product lines and losing some of the personal touch with clients in order to have process specialists.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose touch with the personality of the products and the people who helped build them. There is a human element to delivery.

  6. Unparalleled working experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the place is full of smart people, the company has work at home flexibility, basically operates as a meritocracy, highly collaborative

    Cons

    it is a very complex environment with a lot of processes and systems, the technology platforms in more or less constant flux, demanding work if that's a negative

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing, the company operates well and manages to deliver consistent excellence to it customers

  7. High intensity, constantly changing.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 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

    Despite being a 2B dollar company, the company is still experiencing double digit growth YOY for each of it's 3 major business segments. This allows for a great opportunity in process improvement on the operational side. Gartner is big about understanding what drives and motivates you as an employee and seeks to reward you in a way that caters to your personality.

    Cons

    On the operational side, it may be hard to establish a work/life balance as the job can be very demanding with time and energy.

  8. Good company, But not that exciting

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    Former Intern - Software Development in Stamford, CT
    Former Intern - Software Development in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a lovely company, the location is great, the facilities are great and well maintained, and most of your co-workers are great. There is no end to the nice benefits his company provides. With tons of vacation time and a casual dress code with most teams allowing you to work from home if needed, this is a great company to work for when you're 35 and settling down with a family. This company is growing and looks to keep growing in the future.

    Cons

    Overall the work isn't very exciting, you're mostly doing internal work to support the marketing side of things, which Ian bad, just not revolutionary. They do pay a little below the market standards for the positions on the tech side and the bureaucracy can get bad at times, but it seems to be moving forward with the times.

  9. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You get exposure to tons of different orgaizations. People generally trust wht you have to say because you're from Gartner.

    Cons

    The top guy in the orgnization is good. Business units aren't great at working together.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve cross business unit cooperation.There are some obvious things that aren;t getting done.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Sr AE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a great reputation and is highly respected

    Cons

    focuses on transactions when should be focusing on relationship

    Advice to Management

    you can't manage from a spreadsheet

  11. Helpful (2)

    Amazing Research and a Well-Respected Organization

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    Former Employee - Field Sales
    Former Employee - Field Sales

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The ability to engage with Analysts one-on-one was fantastic. World class training for Sales Professionals. A truly unique product to sell...the best product I ever sold. Never worked with so many CIOs until I worked for Gartner.

    Cons

    Publicly traded so good luck with taking any personal time. If you don't make Winners Circle, it will be very difficult to advance. If you aren't part of the "in-crowd" with the Sales Leadership team, even if you do make Winner's Circle, it still might be very difficult to get to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    You have built an amazing company and it was an absolute pleasure working there...I would come back in a heartbeat.

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