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"Great vision, superb execution"

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Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Stamford, CT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

This company is run like a fine-tuned watch. From vision to process to measurement to tuning/revising strategy -- the management team is superb at identifying opportunities, sharpening its focus and deploying resources to capitalize on opportunities.

Cons

It can get a bit too "mechanical" and too process centric. It is not a major problem yet, but there is an element of art in the research, marketing and sales process -- not just pure process efficiency. The formula for success is superb process focus plus great talent. Process alone cannot make average performers successful.

Advice to Management

The culture and collaboration of the senior management team permeates the entire organization. It is a VERY healthy culture -- collaborative, rewarding, immediate feedback, constructive. Remain accessible and proactive. It is harder to do as a $2B firm than a $1B firm but it is critical -- and motivating to the rank and file.

Other Employee Reviews for Gartner

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with Huge Market Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    - Very smart and sales friendly analysts and consultants
    - Strong brand recognition in the market
    - Most managers are terrific and genuinely care about their employees
    - Great work/life balance
    - Excellent and flexible benefits

    Cons

    You will need to define and create your own career path. This can be overcome by seeking out mentors and working with your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Great run company


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Consulting is considered a red-headed step-kid to Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gartner has a very strong name and reputation in the tech community, mostly from its research, on-the-spot analysis in the media, and the over-the-top events it hosts for customers.

    Cons

    Research is the king of everything that is done at Gartner. Essentially everything else is designed to support the growth and sales of research product. Consulting is a "third tier" activity that is supposed to amplify research for its customers, but since it costs more to produce consulting than research, it is often left to make its own way. There is no clear progression for staff, as it is a firm designed much more for a seasoned professional than junior staff. They do not offer training opportunities to staff, there is no clear mentoring, and no real supervision, except on a project by project basis.

    Advice to Management

    Consider investment in real human capital programs for staff across the board. Develop objective career progression ladders, and establish a true staff management structure rather than the existing counselor program.

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