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Updated September 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is driven by the individual (in 46 reviews)

  • Flexibility to work from home or office (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • All consuming - work life balance non existent (in 22 reviews)

  • Uninspiring leadership at middle management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Account Exectuive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Career Opportunities

    Cons

    They forced me to type here.


  2. AMAZING Company to work for - Gartner truly cares for its employees.

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is real. Also, management truly appreciates and commends their direct reports. If you are a hard worker you are rewarded and appreciated.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as competitive as some other similar companies.


  3. Good job, be prepared for a lot of overtime.

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with good people in my department and was promoted after proving myself.

    Cons

    When a new spot for promotion was created, the person slotted into the spot didn't earn it. They were just there the longest.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote unless the person has earned the position the same way the other people had to earn the same position.


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  5. Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Community with great people.

    Cons

    Lots of late hours are difficult.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Work with the creme de la creme

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    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with smart people who are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Sometimes Gartner thinks every role needs to be filled by "strategic and analytical people" which means there are a lot of "thinkers" but not enough "doers". Its important to have a balance between strategy and tactical.

    Advice to Management

    Don't trust that all important message are actually cascaded, take the time to be transparent with employees on a 1:1 level.


  7. Intern at Gartner Inc.

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was a former intern in the summer of 2013 for 2 months and it was one of the best internships I had. My direct supervisor exposed me to different projects under various senior consultants between their 2 client offices in NYC and they all truly care for their intern's growth and success. They try to teach you as much as they can and they try to expose you to their clients. Till this day, I still keep in contact with them and they're my mentors. Pay was also pretty good. I got $15/hour and 95% of the time, you're indoors with AC. I took a lot away from this internship more than anything else.

    Cons

    The team in one of their client offices is a little more independent and I can tell that there isn't much chemistry between them, but they get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Create more L&D courses for the employees to create better relationships with each other as a team, especially if you have to work together.


  8. Amazing Company

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Myers Shores, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Myers Shores, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, co-workers, 20 days PTO and benefits.

    Cons

    Fort Myers is a boring city to live in.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  9. AMAZING

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people with great vision

    Cons

    Really fast growth causes some growing pains, with opportunity


  10. Senior Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand. Strong analysts. Strong intellectual capital.

    Cons

    Tend to be too process driven.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and creative in responding to the requirements of clients.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Stellar company

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    Current Employee - Executive Partner
    Current Employee - Executive Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work in Executive Programs (ExP) which is just one division of Gartner - so I can't speak to other areas. However, in my first year, this is what I can say: 1) Incredibly healthy work environment. My bonus is partly based on my performance and partly based on the performance of my team - so cooperation and collaboration are baked into our incentive structure. 2) They hire not only incredibly smart people, but also people with high EQs. One year in and I have not met anyone with a hidden agenda, super-sized ego, short temper, etc. They are incredibly skilled at finding people who are geared toward service and helping others - which makes for a great workforce. 3) Management is incredible. The leadership of ExP from Chris Thomas down to the Regional Vice Presidents is superlative and they are good at motivating the staff. They give us enormous latitude to service our accounts in ways that play to our individual strengths. 4) In the end, common sense wins out. While they don't always make the right decision (nobody does), they look at the data and change course when they realize they took a wrong turn. In short, we don't have people who make wrong decisions and then stick by them to protect egos. 5) Gartner has very little bureaucracy. I have worked for much smaller organizations that had far more forms and rules. So far in my career, I have have always seen a time horizon for each job. This is the first job I have ever thought, "I could retire here!" It is a job that is evergreen, always changes, keeps you on your toes, you learn something new every single day, and you end the day knowing that you made a positive difference in the lives of others.

    Cons

    1) ExP offers a week-long training program twice a year for new associates. This training is incredibly well done, but scratches the surface of everything we need to know. We are assigned a buddy when we are hired and the quality of your training has a lot to do with the buddy you are paired with. Mine was incredible, but different people have had different experiences. 2) This could be a "Con" for some, but in my area, that track goes: Executive Advisor (EA), Executive Partner (EP), EP VP, EP VP Team Lead, Regional Vice President (RVP), and that's the realistic end of the line. In the United States, there are five RVPs, and probably less than ten team leads. So if you are a climber, this may not be the job for you. If you are interested in a big salary and status, this may not be the job for you. But if your primary desire is to work with a incredible team and do great work, then this could be a good place.



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