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Updated March 27, 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. Unparalleled working experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  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)

    Pros

    Company has a great reputation and is highly respected

    Cons

    focuses on transactions when should be focusing on relationship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can't manage from a spreadsheet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Group atmosphere, competitive & rewarding.

    Cons

    You have to love to do things as a group, really 'spirited' environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the benefits & rewards, keeps people talking about working here.

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  5. Ok experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Great work environment, clean, youthful and fun

    Cons

    Very political, to many meetings, very catty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Lots of growth opportunities, but work life balance in some departments is very poor.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Smart people, development opportunities, collaborative culture. Flexible work options. Lots of vacation.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance; if you are not a McKinsey alum sometimes tough to break through perceptions of one's ability. Senior execs have little appreciation for how lean the organization is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and flexible in giving opportunities to people. CEO tends to get too involved in decisions that should be made at lower level.

  8. A great place to work overall

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    Current Employee - Research Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    A tremendous amount of autonomy and you get to build your own career. The entire company is focused on the client, simplifying setting priorities. Also get to work with some of the brightest people in IT.

    Cons

    There are constant demands on your time from various parts of the organization. If you can't manage your time effectively, you will not succeed here.

    Our internal tools are modernizing, although not fast enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job scaling sales and research, but please focus on scaling the support staff as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Metric driven organizaiton

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Culture, smart people, clear goals.

    Cons

    Limited career planning development opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the path, don't get stuck in the SMB weeds...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Overall amazing organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Fantastic organization with a strong culture of like minded individuals. The company is fast growing which creates opportunities for growth, but also the opportunity to be constantly challenged. This is an organization that is focused heavily on collaboration especially across BU's. If you love a fast paced, dynamic environment that is constantly evolving, this is the place for you. There are great competitive benefits/salaries; Gartner also recognizes top performers and affords those individuals with promotional opportunities. There is also great training - some is more standard/structured while others are more 1on1 depending on the role you are in. Regardless there is solid support and belief in personal/professional development.

    Cons

    As discussed, there can be a lot of change, so you have to adapt quickly. There are a lot of changes within business units in their structures so for some individuals, it might be tough. If you do not like change, this is probably not the place for you. You may not have the same manager for very long since people do get promoted quickly or structures just change for the benefit of the growing business unit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Sales Exec

    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    great working atmosphere when you're not kissing management's butt

    Cons

    ruthless at letting people go - cut 10% of their sales force every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up - you have great sales people getting fired for a random event

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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