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Gartner Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
521 Reviews
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521 Reviews
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Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself (in 22 reviews)

  • Middle management is by comparison very poor and the leadership lacks strategic vision (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Growth company with smart people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    I like that I get to work with such good, smart people. In my years at Gartner I've come across very few idiots or horrible people - and they don't last long here. We are encouraged to try new ways of doing things. As long as you can argue a good business case, new ideas fly here. The company is growing so it is financially rewarding and offers good development opportunities. High expectations for every person to perform and be the best they can be.

    Cons

    Anyone who is a people manager receives fantastic training. Managing other people is rightly considered a huge responsibility at Gartner, to help us keep our great people. However, individual contributors get no training, unless you are in Sales then you get lots of training! I love the culture, it's like a big family, but it is also very data and process driven so if you don't like that it won't be a good cultural fit for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being less US-centric.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So far... really good... looking forward to the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Senior Management engagement
    They want you to succeed and will help you succeed
    no limit to knowledge
    great team and employee culture

    Cons

    No cons when working for Gartner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving Account Executives more leadership training and opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunities to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lots of great coaching and mentorship
    Working with some of the best and brightest sales/ research analysts
    Culture of excellence
    Opportunity work with C-Level clients withing IT
    Uncapped commission structure
    Excellent reward/praise culture
    Lots of opportunity to progress or move internationally
    Great collaboration between associates

    Cons

    Can be expected to work long or late/early hours if working with other regions/ time zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing

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

    Positive work environment, collegiate, great co-workers developing outstanding intellectual property.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Vice President
    Current Employee - Research Vice President

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

    Pros

    Collegiate, thought leaders, great teams

    Cons

    Managers are weakest link. Not enough invested in selecting and developing good managers. No analyst joins Gartner to become an administrative manager. You join for the buzz in developing research positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congratulations on abandoning Management by Metrics you naive fools. Empower your Managers to let them manage. Hi churn in Sales and talent is caused by mindless application of Metrics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic development experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Sydney
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Sydney

    I worked at Gartner full-time (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unique, rewarding place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    At Gartner you work with brilliant people and sit at the cutting edge of IT. People are supportive and collaborative. Things change all the time and change quickly, so you need to be OK with change to do well here. HR encouarges people to develop and move to new opportunities around the compnay. Gartner's bought up some competitors and has a very strong financial health. Its also known for integrity.

    Cons

    For an IT company, systems investments are not as good as you might expect. Things get bureucratic sometimes. Performance reviews follow a stack-rank kind of system, which creates competiton and requires everyone to keep developing their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work at home is discouraged for some locations and business units, That's s shame since we are a global company we ought to have access to a global talent pool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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