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"Great ESPECIALLY if you learn how to play the politics."

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Current Employee - Business Process Lead in Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Business Process Lead in Stamford, CT
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Working with highly intelligent people who have a passion for what they do. Ability to travel around the world. Its a respected brand in the IT research and advisory industry. Training for Sales people is very thorough, for other departments it is less structured and up to the manager. The office space is newly re-designed and has a state of the art gym.

Cons

The compensation is not up to market standards or to the standards of living for lower Fairfield County. In some departments there is no flexibility to work from home, although if you are an Analyst, these rules do not apply. It is hard to get ahead is some departments, like most corporations office politics play an important role in who is promoted and who isn't.

Advice to Management

With regards to your employees in CT, please take into account the cost of living in Fairfield County and surrounding areas when creating comp plans. If most employees are moving north due to the cost of living, consider allowing more employees to work out of the Trumbull facility. Some of your employees are spending 4 hours a day just on their commute to work, in this day and age, that's just dumb! Also, don't just say that the "culture" is to promote from within, provide opportunities for employees to learn other roles.

Other Employee Reviews for Gartner

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, decent pay, reasonable opportunity to build success

    Cons

    Too many sales people, opportunity is shrinking and its more difficult to build business than in the past


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    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people that work at Gartner are very intelligent, friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. There are always opportunitues to grow professionally and move forward within the company. Gartner also provides a generous amount of paid time off and provides great benefits.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of training so you are often thrown into the fire and forced to self teach. The company is more focused on process and metrics so anything that is done outside that, goes unappreciated. When provided more work within a role (outside of the job description), nothing is taken off of your plate to balance out the load so being overworked becomes common.

    Advice to Management

    Gartner needs more leaders and managers that are willing to step up to the plate. There are opportunities within the organization for workers to grow but management needs to help guide this. Gartner needs more managers that someone can look up to and want to strive to be, encourage growth and education, and make workers excited about their job.

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