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Gartner Reviews in Stamford, CT

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
522 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to build a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a healthy, growing company, Gartner offers excellent training and growth opportunities. Salaries & benefits are competitive and there is good work/life balance. The performance-focused culture is largely a meritocracy.

    Cons

    Like any company, the politics can get intense. The company is also run in a very top down-fashion which may appeal to process oriented people but might not to more innovation focused people. The company also has low gender and ethnic diversity, especially in the upper management ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Allocate a bit more focus to blue-ocean innovation rather than focusing exclusively on operational innovation.
    2. Develop active policies to promote gender and ethnic diversity at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unique, rewarding place

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

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

    Pros

    At Gartner you work with brilliant people and sit at the cutting edge of IT. People are supportive and collaborative. Things change all the time and change quickly, so you need to be OK with change to do well here. HR encouarges people to develop and move to new opportunities around the compnay. Gartner's bought up some competitors and has a very strong financial health. Its also known for integrity.

    Cons

    For an IT company, systems investments are not as good as you might expect. Things get bureucratic sometimes. Performance reviews follow a stack-rank kind of system, which creates competiton and requires everyone to keep developing their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work at home is discouraged for some locations and business units, That's s shame since we are a global company we ought to have access to a global talent pool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing company - great opportunity if you put your mind to it - slackers do not apply!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunity - the sky is the limit if you work hard enough and are mobile
    Pay for performance
    Culture
    Appreciation of efforts

    Cons

    I really can't think of any - great PTO, great health plan, great working locations. There is personal growth available at all levels, but you have to make it work for you - i.e. don't expect anything to be handed on a pl;ate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work - full of inspirational leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunities for Ambitious People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Content Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Research Content Specialist in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, You will likely be given a lot of opportunities and recognized if you work hard

    Cons

    Some of the leadership is a bit out of touch and outdated. Success at this company strongly depends on your leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on professional development of associates. Don't let legacy associates slack.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Front End Developer in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Front End Developer in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I work with some of the smartest IT professionals in the industry. My team is dynamic and we have fun working together. On occasion We also spend time together out of work as well. Great place if you are looking for work and family balance.

    Cons

    Like many large companies there is too much process or procedures for simple requests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Marketing Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Database Marketing Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great working environment . Friendly yet professional.

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth within the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A positive environment filled with intelligent employees

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Gartner as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best way I can describe Gartner is as a place that people come back to. Many employees here have worked here for an extended period of time uninterrupted, but many have gone on to other opportunities only to return to Gartner. The atmosphere is positive, the people are intelligent and driven.

    Cons

    The contracting agency that Gartner uses is inefficient and compensates poorly - low pay to contractors, few to no benefits. There is a dearth of interesting full time entry-level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Run, Forest(er), Run!

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    Former Employee - Peon in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Peon in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    Hmmmm. Can't think of anything off hand.

    Cons

    No management, no HR, crap benefits, and getting worse every year. Churn and Burn is their philosophy on staff - everyone can be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to shareholder: Fire the EC now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of vacation that mostly is untaken.

    Cons

    No life/work balance. Senior management good Middle-management needs to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company but employee experiences vary by team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Gartner (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    More vacation time than any other company I have heard of. 20 days to start plus holidays and this goes up to 30 days after four years. Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time.

    Cons

    Salaries can be below average except in some teams, like Sales. If you are lucky to be on a good team with a good boss you can rise quickly. But if you are on one of the teams with bad managers or politics though you can be held back. Some people in that situation leave the company and then come back later if they want to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is great. Look for the middle managers who let politics slow down progress and their direct reports' careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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