Gartner Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
479 Reviews
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479 Reviews
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Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself (in 20 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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    • 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
  3. 1 person 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
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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.  

    Amazing Company to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Myers, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential, Incredible Winners Circle

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes promotes nepotistically instead of merit based

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    ae

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    engaging high level executives daily

    Cons

    unpredictability of your clients business can lead to a loss of clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company but employee experiences vary by team

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at Gartner (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    More vacation time than any other company I have heard of. 20 days to start plus holidays and this goes up to 30 days after four years. Some groups allow you to work from home all the time or some of the time.

    Cons

    Salaries can be below average except in some teams, like Sales. If you are lucky to be on a good team with a good boss you can rise quickly. But if you are on one of the teams with bad managers or politics though you can be held back. Some people in that situation leave the company and then come back later if they want to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is great. Look for the middle managers who let politics slow down progress and their direct reports' careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Feel the pulse of technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    You will be always in touch with best in class knowledge
    always learning new things
    as a client representative you have unique opportunity to communicate with many smart CxOs on the market
    company has very clear goals which are connected to most of things going on here
    everyone is open and willing to help you

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging if you dont clearly set this with yourself
    dont expect many out of office or team building activities, culture is sound but limited to work stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love this place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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