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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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    Good Career Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great brand, globally recognized company. Cultural experience really depends on the office...I'm sure it's great in some locations and not so great in others. If you are not in Stamford, however, you're out of the loop.

    Cons

    High pressure/high quota and results driven sales organization which does not allow for use of personal style. Extremely regimented with sales territories becoming very small due to high hire rate on a global scale. Cultural experience really depends on the office...I'm sure it's great in some locations and not so great in others. If you are not in Stamford, however, you're out of the loop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To senior sales management I would say rely less on internal personal friendships/relationships to determine whom you place in Area Manager & RVP roles and more on tenure & success at company. Internal, personal/friendships are not always the best choice based on experience with managing seasoned sales reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to move to other areas of business. Except to some groups of IT every other organization in the company have flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Not much growth in IT business unit.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Director
    Current Employee - Research Director

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Always at the forefront of technology.
    Get to meet a lot of great people throughout the industry.
    Great benefits and compensation.
    Surrounded by some of the most experienced IT professionals in the world.
    Outstanding opportunities to get and provide feedback throughout the industry.
    Well respected company.

    Cons

    Its a large company and changes are not made quickly.
    There is a lot of politics involved throughout the company.
    Very little advancement opportunities as many employees have been at the company for over a decade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people
    - Flexible
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    Managers are a mixed bag. Some good, some micro-managers, and some completely hands off and unable to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees careers and how to bring them to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Gartner Account Management Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    very positive and inclusive culture. The internship really provides insight into what an account manager does. Interns have a real opportunity to help the business. Individuals are always willing to help.

    Cons

    The internship involved a lot of cold calling. This IS part of the job however, and it helped build up good business acumen. Also its in Ft. Myers.

  7.  

    It's Catch 22 at this place.

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    Former Employee - Sales Eeecutive
    Former Employee - Sales Eeecutive

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

    Pros

    Put in some time here and your rep will improve -- fortunately most outsiders don't see what's going on behind closed doors. If you have viable options, take them -- or look at Gartner as a way-station along the way. People do sometimes come back -- and then, often leave again because of the idiocy.

    Cons

    You're told to manage your time better if the shifting priorities make it necessary to, for example, reschedule a deliverable. Then you're faulted for missing the original deadline. Upper management is laughing all the way to the bank, and mid-management just follows the company line and can't rationalize what is irrational here. The morale is poor; people compete rather than cooperate. But the pay and benefits are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a refresh in how management treats production, sales, research, consulting, events....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company that is poised for continued success

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    World class services and advice for their clients
    Clients love Gartner - never had a bad client conversation
    You truly become a partner to your clients and the value is easy to measure
    Awesome global events
    Outstanding leadership at every turn
    Great culture - positive, supportive, fun and if you're not already an IT expert, you'll become one!
    Competitive compensation and benefits
    Freedom and flexibility - at least in the field
    New hire training is the best I've experienced

    Cons

    Information overload at times, especially for new hires or those not well seasoned in IT
    As a sales employee, the quarter to quarter focus is a challenge but that comes with the territory working for a public company.
    Internal processes can be cumbersome, but it becomes easier with time
    Advancement opportunities seemed limited due to long tenure in many areas of the company
    As a sales employee, the cycle can be long and very consultative. This was fine and expected, but if you enjoy a more transactional sales cycle, you won't be happy at Gartner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A truly outstanding company. The Gartner name is a brand that commands respect and attention by clients and prospects. Don't stray from what got you here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Gartner fosters development of it's employees very well.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment at the analyst level. Knowledge and coverage-area hording are rampant. Collaboration can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward collaboration - too many individuals are rewarded solely for their individual contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Client Partner

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    Current Employee - Associate Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, competitive salary, great incentives and working with like minded, smart individuals.

    Cons

    Because of the fast pace environment, there's constant change but it's a positive thing if you enjoy keeping up with IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more consistent with team processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Brand, strategy and vision.

    Cons

    Not all business units share the strategy and vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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