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May 17, 2020

Pros

In the office there is a fantastic gym and free fruit.You are thrust into fantastic events which are extremely well put together. You have the opportunity to travel the world but due to long hours, you won't see much.

Cons

The majority of people I met weren't that friendly. Whilst working at a conference you are expected to work extremely long hours, 14 hours approx. You are not paid overtime hours which is not stipulated during the interview process. The interview process is long and tiresome.

Advice to Management

Pay your staff for hours spent on-site at events or give them the correct amount of time off. I was shocked to learn some managers will let their staff have a full weekend back but other managers would only give 1 day of the 2 weekend back. Do not expect staff to work after hours, this is not healthy.

In the office there is a fantastic gym and free fruit.You are thrust into fantastic events which are extremely well put together.

May 17, 2020

Reviewed by: Conference in United Kingdom (Former Employee)

May 31, 2020

Pros

Good people, strong support system between colleagues at peer level Some opportunities to move between teams as skillset is largely transferable Amazing travel opportunities (pre covid) and world class event delivery Good company benefits and onsite gym

Cons

Actions speak louder than words - corporate mgmt cut staff pay and benefits, before layoff of 50% of worldwide conference division, yet no cuts made by CEO and operating committee to their own $multimillion salaries to protect the staff. Multibillion $ company and publicly it's all about the people, but the reality is far different. Company has made many redundancies and offered a poor package to those in Conferences. Despite the pandemic, payouts to conference team are less than half those given to other divisions. Same for airline travel classes – the business class travel policy does not apply to anyone in conference team and you travel in coach regardless of flight time. Work/life balance is awful. Flexible working is frowned upon due to dated personal opinions by US-heavy management team. Gartner operates a ratings-based professional development approach, but promotions are often down to significant favoritism and there is no clear progression path. Goalposts change constantly, or just disappear completely.

Advice to Management

Practice what you preach through our own HR advisory division.

Good company benefits and onsite gym

May 31, 2020

Reviewed by: Conference Manager in London, England (Current Employee)

December 2, 2018

Pros

- Very intelligent management (e.g., Ex-McKinsey, Ivy League educated) - Gym in the basement of the Stamford building - Company overall is on the up and up

Cons

- Pay is WAY below market and similar analyst and associate programs - Office politics is RAMPANT. Incredibly toxic environment where if management doesn't think you're a good fit, they will bully you into leaving - Work can be uninspiring

Advice to Management

If you want to retain talent, then pay them what they're worth. Also cut the BS politics. It seems that the management there thrives on it. Glad I got some good quantitative and Excel skills while I was there, but so glad I left. The place has only gotten worse in the past year

- Gym in the basement of the Stamford building

December 2, 2018

Reviewed by: Business Associate in Stamford, CT (Former Employee)

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