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"It is what it is"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good benefits, sales focused organization, work/life balance

Cons

under market compensation (accelerators are good, but not as many people are making their #s as you'd think - maybe 35%?)

They like to hire young people (mid-30s and younger) for sales, and they'll tell you that, too. The result is a very eager sales force that isn't taken seriously by CxO executives. The 'rah rah' part of the job tends to be a little JV.....

Over confidence in some product sets. Clients pay a premium for the services and don't always get the corresponding value.

Advice to Management

Of course advisory services need to scale, but moving away from fact to face and towards phone or web interactions de-personalizes the services. Clients want to see the analysts. Pay more attention to consulting. The margins and scale aren't as sexy, but the consulting engagements are the ones that put Gartner higher up the value chain. Increase compensation by 15-20% and you will get better talent - not just inexpensive, eager talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Gartner

  1. "Fantastic Consulting Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing consulting group with lots of opportunities
    Consulting + Research a real differentiator in the marketplace
    Top talent at the upeer and lower levels
    Good pay and benefits
    Great brand

    Cons

    The consulting 'pyramid' is a bit top-heavy right now, but being addressed
    Under-penetrated in some key accounts, need to right this and get in where the business is!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in consulting, it is an asset that has significant growth potential


  2. "Intellectually challenging and rewarding work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are many intelligent individuals across the company divisions. The work can be intellectually challenging and also very rewarding. Most managers have their direct reports' success as an imperative.

    Cons

    There is a certain level of political gamesmanship at the middle management levels that is to be expected, but this can be frustrating to the front lines. Internal collaboration is an area that perpetually needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees your trust fully and most will thrive. Stifle them with inconsistent administrative policies and you are setting them on a journey on the road to failure.

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