Gartner Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
471 Reviews
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471 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • The ability to work from home when needed is also a plus (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Talks a good game for work-life balance, but many Account Executive jobs require round the clock work (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior Management- Their last India H* was fired in a weeks (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for motivated sales pros

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of advancement opportunities
    Very sales focused strategy which mean leadership support and investments in helping you be successful
    Excellent brand and value proposition
    Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pretty complex sale so ramp up can be slow for some, particularly if background is selling tangible products.
    At times territories can be difficult to manage because of channel conflicts between product groups and geographies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic development experience

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    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training, great opportunity to develop and learn. Everyone is helpful and friendly and this creates a great working environment.

    Cons

    The only challenge is filtering product ideas or changes up the line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work for. Incredible culture, and amazing learning opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Accounts Executive  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Sydney

    I worked at Gartner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    connections for life with various cxo
    Incredible learning opp for those interested in enhancing business acumen
    Employee first focus
    Young culture
    Excellent colleagues - collaborative environment

    Cons

    Average pay
    Mainly sales focused org - less opp elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing everything well - just pay your employees more
    More room to grow outside sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people

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    Former Employee - Research Director  in  Brisbane
    Former Employee - Research Director in Brisbane

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everywhere you go there are smart people. Good place to get a detailed understanding of IT and connect with a lot of companies. In research Gartner will challenge you in all types of ways. Interpersonal skills and analysis skills.

    Cons

    Travel is a downside. A lot of it. If you are outside of the United States the promotional opportunities are limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term business planning

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    it should be better

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    the brand name is good, but the action doesnt come through. people get value most of the time if utilised properly.

    Cons

    dont look after their people. no interest in long term interests, and developing people, and roles. it is a lot of shoot from the hip.its sales at any cost, and dog eats dog within the groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen. look . learn. respect your people instead of sniping out loud about people peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best career move I could have made. Working with sharp, driven folks in a motivating environment with excellent training

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits for sales are amazing- 4 weeks PTO plus Holidays. Compensation is competitive and with uncapped income you make as much as you want- no limits. Work life balance is driven by the individual. Gartner does try to place people in the right position to fit their skill set. If you end up in a position that you are in - your manager should help you look at other Gartner opportunities.

    Cons

    The sales position is a performance rewarded position. Standards and expectations are high so as with any sales position, if you are not performing then you will be given other options.

    When promoting internally sometimes the pay will be adjusted as a limited increase from your current position rather than fair compensation for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have folks that have earned a promotion they should be paid fairly for the position (the same as an external hire). High quality talent has left Gartner to take other opportunities with other firms that pay more because their pay is limited from their current pay scale. For example- inside sales folks moving to the field will have substantially less pay for a field position or to take a position as a Dir in another division. This practice damages out brand internally. It would pay in dividends for the Gartner operating committee to eliminate this practice and invest more in proven performers rather than risk bringing on outside new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Love this place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal growth, supportive management, unlimited access to knowledge of IT

    Cons

    Work-life balance, can be cliquey

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've never been at a job with so many long-timers. People who make it through the 1-2 year adjustment period at Gartner often stay for ten years or more. There are lots of good reasons for this: great work-life balance, good benefits, a positive, friendly, highly collaborative atmosphere and rewarding work. There aren't many jerks.

    Cons

    There are those who seem to advance every year but for the rest of us, it's prudent to plan on spending a long time in the same role without dramatic improvements in your comp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Court more dissent. At times it feels that people win points for conformity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great firm, lots of smart analysts, never dull.

    Cons

    Not man but better comp is welcomed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very good expwrience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Gartner

    Pros

    The ability to work with c level executives helping them executed a forward thinking business strategy with the enabling of it technologies

    Cons

    The internet has made the flow if once propriety information much easier and the need to move from subscription service to cionsulting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Approves of CEO

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