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Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.8 435 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Gartner CEO and Director Gene Hall

Gene Hall

(324 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance(in 39 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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    Great products, great people.

    Corporate Function (Former Employee) London, England

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

    ConsCan be political, especially in corporate functions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccept international operations will not be identical to US.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsMost 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Egham, England

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelax

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People leave managers not companies

    Senior Account Executive - UK Major Accounts (Former Employee) Egham, England

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementPeople 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This isn't the easiest job in the world

    Research Vice President (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsIn 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.

    ConsThere'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSometimes the workload was more than I could handle

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too much focus on metrics

    Client Partner (Current Employee) Egham, England

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

    Conslow 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 Senior Managementless focus om metrics
    encourage the talented
    start to retain good employees
    better comp plan

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people
    Average pay
    Job security
    Brand
    Class
    Leading brand

    ConsBenefits
    Complex big company
    Management
    Process
    People
    Long hours of work

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    Good opportunities... if you befriend the right people

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) Egham, England

    ProsBest in class, great name to work for, great learning opportunities
    Young environment
    Good pay, if you hit your numbers or better
    You can learn quite a bit if you listen in to analyst calls with clients

    ConsPolitical environment even though they claim not to.
    Becoming more and more just about the numbers and Wall Street

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees too, not only WS

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research roles are demanding, but also rewarding to be close to technology advances and work with smart people

    Managing Vice President (Former Employee) Egham, England

    ProsRespected market leader
    Excellent CEO/CFO team are propelling the company
    Research culture blends collegiality with pursuit of excellence
    Opportunites to advise major companies
    Working in global research teams provides extra interest
    Gartner research experience can be helpful to pursue jobs in the vendor community
    Sensible emphasis on expense / travel policies, rigorous performance reviews and hiring the best

    ConsHigh expectations and high workrate - maybe this is a pro!
    Processes can be clunky for the size to which the company has grown
    Stack-ranking review process, though carefully applied, means that some can be disadvantaged even if they work well

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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