Gartner Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall
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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. Challenging, rewarding, highly proffesional =

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing in Stamford, CT

    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

    Tremendous brand, well respected product lines, highly professional and data driven organization - new marketing leadership is making bold changes for the better. Exciting times

    Cons

    Relentless focus on growth (though its paying off) can be stressfull

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - invest in people


  2. Gartner is Great

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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

    It is a very close group of impressive professionals. Everyone feeds off of each other's skills and expertise to collaborate towards success.

    Cons

    There are only 2 temperature in the office - either arctic tundra or sehara desert

    Advice to Management

    Give new people a tasks that first seem difficult but they will figure it out. Being able to get over this (once thought as) difficult task will then seem easy and their confidence is boosted and are more eager and ready to take on more.


  3. Excellent Researchers, Steer Clear of Mediocre Corporate Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Business and Technology Writer in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Business and Technology Writer in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smartest tech minds in the world

    Cons

    Middle management lives up to the moniker.

    Advice to Management

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  5. GVP

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    Current Employee - GVP in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - GVP in Stamford, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Stimulating, full of smart and engaged people. Most of my friends I met through my work here. Every day when I get up I look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    We work really hard. When you're engaged and feel like you're doing "good," it's not hard. This place is not for people who don't immerse themselves in their jobs. Not only will they not get the most out of their Gartner experience, they won't survive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging us to think big. Keep demonstrating that senior management really lives the core values.


  6. Fantastic Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance; Competitive compensation; good personal and professional support

    Cons

    Large organization with a lot of internal processes to follow in order to get things done


  7. Helpful (2)

    Gartner is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

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

    Pros

    Gartner employees are a fun and eclectic group of perpetual learners--they love a puzzle or problem to solve!

    Cons

    The different business units do not always get the same treatment. Research and Sales are the flagship consumer offerings, and often receive internal priority for new staff roll-outs, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the wealth of experience and expertise at your disposal within your company before looking to external sources--outside experts often pollute the great culture maintained within.


  8. Top notch

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AMA Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - AMA Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN

    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

    Excellent, best in class training program! They truly invest and care about their employees.

    Cons

    Intense interview process but only because they hire the best of the best


  9. Helpful (1)

    Love

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Gartner

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

    Pros

    The people here are so friendly and are always willing to help you out with anything you need which is awesome!

    Cons

    nothing the company is great


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company...Mediocre Management

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Right from the start you know you're a part of an organization that wants you to succeed. Your training is impeccable as well as the pay and perks that come with the role. You'll meet very important people in very important companies which will help you expand "your" brand as well as Gartner.

    Cons

    Beware of the smaller business units within the company, their very micromanaged and management can be redundant and not helpful. It's up to you to excel in your career and sometimes "performance" isn't a factor.

    Advice to Management

    Own your message. Stop saying ideas/rules are coming from the top down and your just the messenger when the message is actually coming from you. You'll get better results and earn respect.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great place if you're in the right BU/department/role, ie - Sales or Analyst.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very strong business model, virtually no competitors - none compare in scale/expertise/reputation.

    Cons

    Events - resource constraints; a continuous sense employees are easily replaced regardless of the contributions and personal sacrifices made; declining morale even in top performing teams because of tone set by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    World class businesses and strong growth are not sustainable without the proper level of resources to deliver AND innovate - regardless of a solid strategy in place. Committed professionals deserve respect and know when they are being paid lip service.



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