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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gartner is great if you are collaborative, self-starter/self-managing, and driven to excel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Partner  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Partner in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Ability to work with industry thought leaders, great management team, autonomy and sufficient direction to do what I do best, highly collaborative envirnoment, working with clients and industryc leaders, providing actionable advice and truly helping our customers. The opportunity for career growth is unbelievable, this truly can be a lifetime career choice (single employer). Ability to work in an intellectually challenging and learning and growth environment provides unparalled job satisfaction. Comraderie among employees and across business units is unmatched. Management truly cares about it's members and employees and subscribes to Gallop management practices vis a vis annual employee surveys. Best envirnoment I have ever worked in IT industry.

    Cons

    long hours and working weekends/holidays at times, but job satisfaction worth the investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide stock options to all employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Got to keep moving and generate business to succeed (Sales-oriented people get promoted quickly)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Vacation - if you get to use it
    Backup research material at finger tips
    Vendor Neutral
    Good benefits package

    Cons

    No company stock options
    Have to justify (and keep billing) when training, attending industry conferences
    Smooth sailing when all is well, but expect rocky road and little communication until the hammer is dropped
    Rewards the sales-oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth - Gartner is a public company - recognition and improve on success by offering stock awards to employees
    A process does not always a balanced system make (be prepared to use mitigation skils as necessary)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great brand, Great product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great products and brand
    Great opportunity to be the "good guy"as a vendor

    Cons

    lack of ability to be promoted
    delay to recognize market conditions in the markeing/sales area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the feet on the street - they can prevent CV loss

    Recommends
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