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Gartner Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
545 Reviews
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Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company ever- a great company to grow with!

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    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gartner truly values its employees and our company culture is beyond amazing- everyone here is extremely intelligent and wants to see you succeed. Unlike many sales organizations whose employees are competitive among each other, Gartner employees want to help you and see you grow as well. The organization is very structured and the training is first class- I learned more about business in my 2 months of training than I did in 4 years of undergraduate + 2 years of an MBA. I would 100% recommend this company to anyone.

    Cons

    This is definitely not a job for anyone. Your success depends on how much effort you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Great Company, Good Pay, Unlimited Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Untapped Market
    Great Training
    Decent Comp Structure for Business Development Executive

    Cons

    Base salary below standard in the tech industry
    No work from home policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Perfect place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Low stress, good hours, high profile

    Cons

    Careful what you say whenever you are in public

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  5.  

    Smart people, great culture, good product

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    You work with really smart people, both internally and when speaking with prospects and clients. You get to have real, interesting true business conversations and help companies grow and make informed decisions.

    Cons

    Some luck is involved from a territory perspective as well as who manages you. It also sucks being stuck inside all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Metrics are important, but people are more important. Show us you know us. I was fortunate to have awesome management that really cared - but have seen the ugly. Managers that can't sell can't manage, period. Don't get caught up in too much politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company - good growth potential

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

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

    Pros

    Very collegial environment. Work with very bright, motivated and ethical people. Very good work-life balance. I've looked around at other employers at times but can't find a better situation than at Gartner. In fact, many employees that have left return to Gartner after several years.

    Cons

    Consulting involves challenging travel schedules and time away from family. But, this is the nature of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great culture, great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Supportive management- they care about your personal success and development. Team environment- sales reps help each other (for the most part). Mentorships available. Motivating compensation plans. Ethics and transparency are stressed. "Do the Right Thing" is a company motto.

    Cons

    Ideas about sales productivity from the field are often ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a "Make Gartner Better" anonymous inbox on Eagle (company intranet) so the sales team (and others) can submit their constructive ideas to improve sales productivity. Often our ideas get stuck in the middle management layer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Best work/life balance I have ever had in any company.
    Great attitude and overall respect FROM executives and managers
    Thriving company that is grateful for their employees

    Cons

    Personally, I am in a small group so career advancement is a moot point for me. However, it seems my colleagues from other groups have a fair amount of mobility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intellectually stimulating, good comp, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Your love of learning is rewarded as you have immense opportunity to read, talk with, and contribute to the first rate dialogue and discussions ongoing at the firm. This is applicable to all lines - Research, Consulting, Events.

    Great people throughout as well.

    You need to be self-directed to thrive, which is a plus in my book. Paint-by-numbers folks should steer clear.

    Cons

    A lot of travel. But that's the way of the modern business everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the consulting business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Vice President and Research Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President and Research Director in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    Great opportunities, smart people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    High number of new employees due to rapid growth creates training challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    VP, Consulting Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating; very smart colleagues; variety of work; flexible hours

    Cons

    The company lays off the entire consulting group periodically.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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