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March 21, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Gartner?

Pros

Flat hierarchy, no much politics, freedom to explore on the technologies, good perks and policies

Cons

Insurance policies are not that great

Flat hierarchy, no much politics, freedom to explore on the technologies, good perks and policies

March 21, 2019

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January 2, 2020

What is health insurance like at Gartner?

Pros

- Structured, you know exactly what is expected of you and what you should do to succeed (everything is measured and KPI-ed to perfect) - Work environment and culture is young and dynamic and very international - Lots of opportunities to advance your career and move around the business - Good pay and perks (vitality health insurance, gym in office...)

Cons

- Very little flexibility in working remotely, or even to visit clients (which is very unfortunate since the CSM roles are heavily client facing) - Because everything is measured and metered the role very quickly becomes about quantity rather than quality (how many calls and clicks to engage clients rather than whether the CSM are actually delivery value to clients) - Very siloed task force can quickly become boring and repetitive - Locations is very bad, not only is it in the suburbs and outside of London but it is a 30 minute walk from station, so transport becomes extremely limited and expensive

Advice to Management

Try to trust employees a bit more with remote working, visiting clients, and being able to manage portfolio.

- Good pay and perks (vitality health insurance, gym in office...)

January 2, 2020

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May 16, 2018

Does Gartner pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Growing company, delivering insights in the Technology space (as everyone knows, Tech is the driving force for change in today's world). Good career opportunities, linked to growth of company. Results led, high performance culture. There's nowhere to hide, and motivated people succeed. Egham is the EMEA hub, so lots of teams are based here. Just moved into a great, modern new office (free gym!)

Cons

It's not central London, but the commute is pretty decent (free shuttle service) and it's probably a good thing not to be able to go to pub every night! Office environment more than makes up for this, with good communal spaces, coffee shops and gym.

Just moved into a great, modern new office (free gym!)

May 16, 2018

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January 23, 2020

Does Gartner offer housing assistance?

Pros

- Great Manager and opportunities to learn - HR matches culture extremely well - Growing company - Housing paid for

Cons

- Fort Myers is slow outside of Garter people (if you don't want to see people from work out, you'll struggle)

Advice to Management

Continue to promote the culture throughout your company.

- Housing paid for

January 23, 2020

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July 31, 2019

Does Gartner offer health savings accounts?

Pros

Incredibly fair comp plan for sales, especially for Account Management group where the book of business you get handed largely defines your initial success. Comp plan has very few disincentives unlike most organizations where it can feel like comp plan is specifically designed to screw you over. If you ask and press there's a ton of opportunities and options for advancement. Company has standardized workstations with standing desks, fast computers, and dual monitors. Crazy opportunity for early-mid career people to interact with senior technology leaders that would otherwise never talk to them. Incredible learning experience with access to the depth/breadth of Gartner's research. Company is very explicit about supporting you whenever you have an issue (dr apts, vet apts, unexpected events, etc) Resources available are massive but rarely used.

Cons

Poor communication from the top down on approaches and metrics. Things change rapidly and we're agile which is great but it almost never makes it down to the floor unless you know people or constantly bug your VP/HR. Yet again, nobody knows how mid-year raises are working this year or what they're based on despite being a month into q3 A lot of new reps have difficulty grasping selling an intangible product and there's high turnover on the manager level since most promoted managers are just successful reps. Your Gartner experience varies widely based on your direct-line manager. I happen to have an exceptional one and a fantastic VP, but I know my experience is atypical. Some managers are very wet behind the ears and focused on the wrong metrics. No reason to have dial sheets when you're paying reps at least 100k a year to manage and grow high value accounts. You really need to adjust your approach based on what that particular manager wants (even though everyone sits next to everyone else). We've lost focus on delivering ongoing value to clients and a lot of reps just pitch new products quarterly instead of being invested in their accounts which turns off a lot of IT leaders from engaging. Most new people don't understand that your performance in training dictates your initial opportunity and just try to coast. You're constantly being evaluated from every level. Health insurance out of pockets can be intimidating. Gartner seeds your HSA which is great, but something that covers more would be super nice.

Advice to Management

Read your own research on flexible work arrangements/technology approaches etc. Absolutely no reason we shouldn't have an actual CRM. Establish clear lines of communication about focus and approaches, and when thinking at a higher level shifts, tell the people executing that strategy.

Gartner seeds your HSA which is great, but something that covers more would be super nice.

July 31, 2019

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