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Gartner Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
463 Reviews

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463 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 40 reviews)

  • Gartner employs a lot of smart people which make it an exceptional environment to learn and grow (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Talks a good game for work-life balance, but many Account Executive jobs require round the clock work (in 16 reviews)

  • Most promotions are internal , which means that middle management is not always best in class (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Different

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Program Specialist  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Stamford, CT

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there is the flexibility to work from home and their benefits

    Cons

    There isn't much of a 'training' period when hired. Hard to get a grasp as to the culture of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had one manager that was horrible but the other person that I worked for was great to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and incentives. There is a certain amount of luck in the territory you're assigned (as with any sales position) but the broad range of product offerings and support do allow you to capitalize on some great rewards. Everyone is accessible & easy to worth with. Plus, the training offered is excellent.

    Cons

    Sometimes your successes can be overlooked & promotions can be either be one extreme- very easy or a monumental challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A true testament to Gartner is the tenure of so many employees- great feedback from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Brand, Excellent training, and Best Place to have a lasting career in Sales!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent reputation in IT and in Supply Chain. Brand is continuing to grow, and the training is excellent. Extremely collaborative work environment, where succeeding is a team sport! Best place to learn the tools needed for a long career in sales. Gartner places high value on their relationships with their clients, and ensuring they get what they need from Gartner as a partner.

    Cons

    Not really a con so much as a warning: Gartner is about collaboration. This is not a selfie organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build the workforce and provide training every few years so that learning continues to be a lifetime partnership with Gartner. Gartner has the best training organization I've ever witnessed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding company with an excellent brand and talented people driven to help their clients succeed.

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

    Pros

    Smart people that really care about their clients.

    Cons

    Compensation can be good but it's difficult to maintain top earnings since we're focused so heavily on retention and losing 1 client or a significant part of a client contract can derail you in any given year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation has been reviewed in the last 6 - 12 months and there have some adjustments made on a case by case basis but overall, compensation is still limited based on the upside potential in the marketplace. Pay AE's for Growth and pay the client service team for retention if you really want to grow the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Culture in Fort Myers is phenomenal.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL

    Pros

    -Social Upbeat Culture
    -Challenging and Encouraging
    -Advancement Opportunity
    -Great for college grads.

    Cons

    -Location
    -Slower on the administrative side/back end of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to coach and mentor and not micromanage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship at Gartner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good experience and great training. Everyone is very helpful and provide great input. Compensation is great for full-time hires. The ability to work from home when needed is also a plus.

    Cons

    It's hard to get a full time position as an intern. They expect and require more from you since you have been working with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for interns and temps to apply.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Client Partner

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative work place. Growing company with a lot of opportunity to advance your career. Excellent pay and benefits along with a good work/life ratio.

    Cons

    To many metrics and a lot of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on personal development and do not lose track of the human element of the job and understand numbers can only tell you so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager SMB

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    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Constant feedback and professional development.

    Cons

    Micro Management - Have to do exactly as told

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Launching Pad for Future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL

    Pros

    Great leadership, great development plans,great place to work.

    Cons

    very little. this place is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keepon doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager SMB in Fort Myers, FL

    Pros

    Challenging yet realistic expectations, huge opportunity for career advancement, high paced/exciting work environment, Fantastic benefits, world class management.

    I have been in my role for just at 6 months now and the entire process has been great. The hiring process in lengthy, but it does qualify the best people. This company gives you the opportunity to do whatever you want if you show consistent performance.

    Cons

    Tied inside an office (depending on your role)
    Stating clear expectations for training... There is an 8 week training course you go through at the start of employment. If you do not pass the final role play, you might get put on a probationary period once in territory (out of training) or terminated from employment. However, if you are the right fit for this role and pay attention in training you will do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on the people in the company and great results will continue!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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