Gartner Reviews | Glassdoor

Gartner Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
1,270 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

1,270 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Collaborative culture with a strong emphasis on work-life balance (in 110 reviews)

  • Work from home for most of the time (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be much worse in some finance support roles which require uber amounts of overtime (in 60 reviews)

  • Middle management in sales is a joke (in 40 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (16)

    "Run."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They tend to hire great people.
    Companies like that you work for Gartner.
    Budget for personal growth.
    Good for awhile, but expect to burn out.

    Cons

    No work life balance, it's frowned upon to take a lunch and the work piles up.
    Management makes rash decisions that negatively affect the team members, who are left to pick up the pieces.
    Low pay for the area and competition.
    Growing too quickly, not enough staff support.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees right, and they will stay. Do not walk on them. Do not manipulate them, and do not take advantage of them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great work from home life balance for many employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Partner in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Executive Partner in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the best benefits for many Gartner employees is the ability to work from home when not visiting clients.

    Cons

    The metrics culture can often lead to micro-management and limited career opportunities.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High salaries and open expense policies. Company is doing well so stock purchase program is nice.

    Cons

    manager makes or breaks your experience and you have a 50/50 shot in the current environment. Sales is not a family friendly workplace and things get cold if you are out on maternity leave even if you are doing well when you go out. Lots of politics.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Decent place for Consulting Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good brand but not as face paced as bigger firms; good access to senior company executives

    Cons

    not easy to access the Analysts, who are more focused on IT Research.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great company with great benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional benefits (health, dental, etc)

    Cons

    Horrible Management and Discrimination.
    Order Management Department is the most overworked, under appreciated and underpaid department in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Training in tolerance
    Find a way for even work load distribution. Not all territories take the same time to process every contract. When one territory might only take a min or two to process others can take 15 or longer.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Tail wagging dog"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely concerned with employee growth, investing in their people, allowing movement within the organization

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management, some with seemingly the sole purpose of only editing pipeline spreadsheets. Not very good coordination between research and consulting.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your analysts to stake out opinions based on their data and inquiry calls vs using the provider sound bites as headlines for research.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "SMB - A Rollercoaster Ride"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SMB Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - SMB Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Gartner is a great company with a bright future & good reputation.

    Training is intense & will teach you more than you would have possibly expected. Take the time to invest in yourself here and you will reap large benefits after a few months.

    C-Level conversations will jumpstart your business acumen & provide very useful experience in short amounts of time.

    Reading Gartner research will shape your view of technology & how it affects various businesses, which is also quite valuable.

    Cons

    When it boils down to it... the SMB channel at Gartner is an output-driven, entry-level inside sales job. Cold calling is common, territories are shrinking among channel growth, and you have to maintain a quota among this happening. Micromanagement is very common as a result of such.

    The main "con" in this role is that success is HIGHLY dependent upon 'uncontrollables' - the territory you are given, the manager you are assigned to, the vertical (or non-vertical, which is worse) you are given, the prospecting area you are given, etc. It's important to understand the above because the culture recognizes sales that happen from these 'uncontrollables' as incredible personal feats for manufactured motivation.

    Advice to Management

    None. This can be a good or a bad experience, just take into account the pros/cons of the opinions above in order to make an informed decision about this role.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Shall not be spoken"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Jack of All Trades in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Jack of All Trades in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    7 weeks paid time off after 5 years. Good benefits. Good 401k plan. Not bad if you have a decent manager.

    Cons

    Sweat shop. No work life balance. Work at night, work on weekends. Good luck being able to take a lunch break. The cafeteria space is cut in half as it's also used as a meeting space on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the trenches and make sure your workers are happy. If they're not, do something about it.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand name with loyal following

    Cons

    Career depends on department and management

    Advice to Management

    better grip on who you are hiring and why.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly culture is simply amazing.

    Cons

    More opportunities for women to rise would be welcome.


Showing 1,270 of 1,308 reviews
Reset Filters