Gartner Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
469 Reviews
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469 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Gartner employs a lot of smart people which make it an exceptional environment to learn and grow (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Talks a good game for work-life balance, but many Account Executive jobs require round the clock work (in 16 reviews)

  • Most promotions are internal , which means that middle management is not always best in class (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great organization to join from a Research perspective

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst  in  Egham, England
    Current Employee - Principal Research Analyst in Egham, England

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Positive culture and environment
    - Clear objectives and targets
    - Very flat structure - senior management are accessible
    - Organization encourages independent thought and opinion

    Cons

    - Strategic priorities appear to change within the same year
    - Management focus can shift significantly on a year to year basis
    - Highly (too?) metric driven approach to individual assessment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get completely obsessed with the numbers and look beyond those to what matters in reality

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

    Client Partner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Client Partner in London, England

    I have been working at Gartner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company! Very positive culture and work environment. Extremely professional and welcoming. Management is very accessible and really takes care of associates, there is a lot of emphasis on professional and personal development. Extremely respectful of work/life balance, ideal company is you have a family and you are ready to challenge yourself and learn every day something new.

    Cons

    Data driven company. Hit your quota is essential for career progression and to maintain your role. Metrics really count. Numbers count more than words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go on like this, you are extremity helpful and supportive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, great people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Function  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Corporate Function in London, England

    I worked at Gartner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High calibre people, everywhere! Super products and an excellent brand.

    Cons

    Can be political, especially in corporate functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept international operations will not be identical to US.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    The people at Gartner are very clever, interesting and mostly fun. The high achievement culture means that retaining and attracting the best is a given.

    Cons

    Most promotions are internal , which means that middle management is not always best in class. There is no place for failure here and memories can be short.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Amazing first 2 years. Recently become a factory with high churn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Egham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Egham, England

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

    Pros

    Great opp to earn. Fantastic delivery. Amazing brand. Brains everywhere.

    Cons

    Metrics and process. And they very short memories of how great you can be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    People leave managers not companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive - UK Major Accounts  in  Egham, England
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive - UK Major Accounts in Egham, England

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

    Pros

    Great people, some of the top brains, great opportunity to earn a great brand.

    Cons

    Very Very high Churn. Very Metric and process driven. Micro Managemnet, very short memories and its all more, more and more revenue from clients. CIO's are wise and are starting to see throught the hype and are seeing the price hikes for what they really are!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People leave managers not companies - The difference between team leaders & managers should not be underestimated. Great people at Gartner but not so with some of the managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This isn't the easiest job in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Vice President  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Research Vice President in London, England

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

    Pros

    In Research, we are challenged every day to identify leading practices, give practical advice, and look beyond the obvious. It's fun to work with clients of all types and engage in research methodologies that help us gain clarity to what we see in the market place.

    Cons

    There's no standing on your laurels here. Every year is a push forward to be better, and faster. The speed of change is relentless. If you can't take on board change to make improvements in your work, this isn't the place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good insight into a global company
    Employees were friendly
    Pay was good

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload was more than I could handle

    Recommends
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Too much focus on metrics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner  in  Egham, England
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Egham, England

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    good mid-level manager
    young and vibrate atmosphere

    Cons

    low salaries
    micro management
    no real career path
    to much focus on metric and less on real value
    all decision are taken be senior managers/CEO - even VP doesnt have power to take decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less focus om metrics
    encourage the talented
    start to retain good employees
    better comp plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner

    Pros

    Good people
    Average pay
    Job security
    Brand
    Class
    Leading brand

    Cons

    Benefits
    Complex big company
    Management
    Process
    People
    Long hours of work

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