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Gartner Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
505 Reviews
3.9
505 Reviews
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Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by curious individuals willing to learn, help each other and find new ways to help our clients make the most of their investments. It's definitely an environment that is focused on making their sales teams better and doing things the right way.

    Cons

    Nothing too dissimilar with other large entities. It's what you make of it and how you work with people, do the right thing and generally things turn out as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on new markets and investing in the resources to support clients and the sales teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A terrific place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    -Smart people; Interesting work; Interesting industry

    Cons

    -None that I can think of

  3.  

    Great company - surrounded by smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    This company has fantastic training and great people. Benefits are excellent, too. The Gartner name holds a lot of clout.

    Cons

    Processes can some time get in the way of individual situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture with outstanding earning potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sponsorship Sales
    Former Employee - Sponsorship Sales

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

    Pros

    Outstanding reputation and brand recognition in the market, strong belief in ongoing training for sales teams with no cap on earnings. Generous vacation allowance & benefits. Management very open to travel to meet with prospects & clients on regular basis.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging when complying with F2F meeting requirements and attending events starting on weekend. Would have liked more options for career growth within the events business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful of micromanagement and non-stop increases of quotas. It causes early burnout and loss of quality salespeople.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Smart research staff, good learning opportunity if you are interested in IT, many resources available to help accomplish work tasks, good place to be IF you are lucky and get a good manager (rare), a good territory and good comp.

    Cons

    Run from the supply chain organization. It's literally the last place you want to be at Gartner. Lots of backstabbing in sales with young and inexperienced or bad sales managers at all levels. Shady sales organization in many parts of the company. They do not care about your quality of life and you will be pressured to work LONG hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO has trimmed back on benefits so that even the health plan is terrible now. No equity unless you are C level basically. What good is a stock doing well if your employees only get it through the ESPP but can't afford to contribute to it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gartner Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMB Sales in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - SMB Sales in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of room for advancement. Good work life balance and incentive plan, nice building, etc. Collaborative environment working with talented and smart individuals.

    Cons

    Frat house atmosphere. Over the last few years many of the hires are people right out of school with no sales experience. People are put in to leadership positions with little training or proven record of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down the hiring until the territories and tenure of the sales execs increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company if you are not in a satellite office.

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate in Midvale, UT
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate in Midvale, UT

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits / time off. You work at the number one company in the world for IT Research.

    Cons

    Working out of the satellite office doesn't allow for much growth withing the company. Upper management hired from the east coast office without giving local employees a chance to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and make a difference for your clients. But, management struggles to motivate.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (if working remotely) and you make a significant impact to the clients that you work with. Great to work with and learn from the Gartner analyst team. Also, provide great training to equip you with the knowledge to approach CXO's. Also, well respected brand which is great for your resume.

    Cons

    High growth company means that sales territories are shrinking, and with it earnings opportunity. Mid level management does not motivate and pushes a transactional model on what should be a strategic sales model. There seems to be a mismatch between manager goals and sales compensation. CRM is outdated which leads to duplication of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you offer your top performers the same opportunity and earnings today, that you did in the past. Do not promote the best reps, promote the best leaders who will inspire and motivate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great People, Great Companpy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Level of talent, brand recognition, great sales leadership

    Cons

    Pricing, access model for clients, subscription based and non-tangible asset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership, great vision. Continue to try and find more flexible access models for teams, document sharing, etc...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love it here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment with a lot of room for growth both in and outside your direct organization. People are willing to help you learn and happy to see you succeed. I feel valued as an employee.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons, I really like the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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