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Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Work life balance can be much worse in some finance support roles which require uber amounts of overtime (in 67 reviews)

  • Fort myers is not a great place to retain employees (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Firm"

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

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Lots of exciting people to work with

    Cons

    No Cons to share at this moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing


  2. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people oriented, great culture and working environment.

    Cons

    Compensation can be comparatively lower than peers. You can only catch up through high performance. It can be a difficult place to navigate from both a people and company capability perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Increase talent management focus.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great organization to build your skills and kick-off your career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled opportunity to grow with the company. Maintain a positive mindset, excel at your role, and you will have a wide variety of growth choices. Collaborative environment to help you succeed in your role and grow your skills. Management genuinely cares about your success, and they bend over backwards to help you.

    Cons

    Your experience will vary depending on your manager. Each team has its own culture.

    Advice to Management

    Take the successful cultures of teams with high employee retention and find ways to scale that culture across the floor. I don't think anyone quits Gartner - they quit their manager.


  4. Helpful (13)

    "I don't recommend the SMB account manager job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    (From an HT perspective)
    Majority of the people working at Gartner understand the value of having it on your resume. I also enjoyed my teammates who made working here much better then it would have been otherwise. Very rarely do you run into competition in sales cycles. You are selling to start ups, which is cool to tell your friends. Good benefits.

    Cons

    - First and foremost, three people in my sales academy were fired before they even hit the floor because they weren't a "culture fit" after moving across the country.
    - Gartner values feedback, they just don't take it themselves.
    - You are going to micro managed in a metric heavy environment by a manager who has never managed before.
    - Sales territories are smaller then ever, like another poster said you get a few letters of one state split between 8 people.
    -Limitless opportunities for those who last (the average tenure at Gartner is 7 months..very few people even make it the two years needed to get promoted.)
    - Gartner is not a start up, its a massive company and you are just a number looking to hit a number. Just this year we canceled the holiday party because corporate said so.
    - Unethical sales practices. You need to lie to your prospects/clients to keep up with everyone else.
    - Fort Myers is a very boring place to live, it's a retirement area filled with 55+ people.
    - This is a cubicle, call center job. You are at your desk staring at a computer all day.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a CRM instead of excel sheets and employee retention. Until you make some changes, the only reason people why people are going to work at Gartner is to put in on a resume so they can go somewhere else.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Client Services - Client Partner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus, benefits, and amazing PTO allowance . If you're young, female, attractive and don't mind burying your nose into the rears of the VPs you'll get promoted quickly in the Client Service department.

    Cons

    Dozens of soul draining metrics that are so out of touch with how our clients actually use the services. Meaningless meetings with direct management for feedback with zero follow through on action items. Drink and preach the koolaid quickly or risk being labeled as someone who isn't a good "fit"

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, it falls on deaf ears


  6. "Love, love, love it!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Client Partner in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    The people
    Benefits
    Work-life balance
    Challenged everyday

    Cons

    Just like any job, it can be stressful at times


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Experience Thus Far - Expecting a Bright Future!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gartner is incredibly collaborative and focused on internal promotion, which is wonderful for someone looking to find a "forever home" in their career. The opportunities are endless, and everyone is here to help you get there. I work in HR and recruiting specifically, and job security is definitely not a concern as Gartner is growing and hiring an exponential amount. I have been very impressed from the get-go with all the employees here, both peers and leaders. I expect to have a long and happy career here with Gartner. PTO and Benefits are amazing as well, and work life balance is emphasized rather than downsized as many companies do.

    Cons

    I can quite honestly say I have not had a bad experience or moment at Gartner thus far. My quality of life has improved leaps and bounds since joining the team here, and I believe my future is bright. I do have to say, if anything, the starting salary is good, but modest. However from what I understand, opportunities for raises are often and based on merit - so the future is in my hands in that aspect, and I am certainly comfortable where I am at financially.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training and doing what you are doing. Everyone seems happy and committed to making their work environment an amazing one. I truly have nothing bad to say - many of my peers do not have anything negative to say as well. I am very impressed with all I have run into. Feedback is essential here at Gartner and it clearly is working as everyone seems to continuously want to improve themselves and the business together.

  8. "Great Company for First Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits
    great pay
    lottttts of opportunity
    great work/life balance

    Cons

    hard to understand everything Gartner has to offer when speaking to clients
    information overload

    Advice to Management

    more hands on after training ends


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Account Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equal Opportunity Employer with generous compensation package.

    Cons

    Growth through acquisition downsizes territories


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Research VP"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Research in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Research in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gartner full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative environment, exposure to many different IT topics

    Cons

    Very IT focused, a bit political, very metrics driven, a bit controlling

    Advice to Management

    Make metrics relevant,


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