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Updated 21 February 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Collaborative and high-growth environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment, excellent benefits and clear career path. I love coming in to work everyday.

    Cons

    With growth comes change, Gartner manages to handle this well but it's certainly not an environment for individuals that struggle with change.


  2. "Can become a golden cage"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Egham, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Egham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to do different things. Combine this with the option to work wherever you like and it is a great combination.

    Cons

    If you're happy with the salary, the combination of work-life balance, remote working and strategic-level work can become a golden cage - very difficult to walk away from this as most alternatives fall down somewhere along the line.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good, but try to make sure you take people along with you when making changes. One of the biggest challenges is in how success (or indeed anything else) is measured. Measuring success is good, but if you never retire metrics, you give staff measurement overload. In this situation, which metrics are important becomes a matter of interpretation.

  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    collaboration, great carreer starting point, amazing coaching

    Cons

    micromanagement, too young environment- difficult to get inspired if you have been working for a long time


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Brand, benefits, training, salary, culture

    Cons

    Work life balance, flexibility, progression, office


  5. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Egham, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Egham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, it is a growing organisation therefore there are lots of opportunities for progression if that is what you are looking for. Comprehensive benefits package

    Cons

    Not been here to experience any just yet


  6. "Integration"

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    Former Employee - BDM in London, England
    Former Employee - BDM in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very commercial in nature, real sales culture.

    Cons

    Incredibly strange culture, out of touch leadership team, scholastic communication styles by leadership, cringe global meetings.

    Advice to Management

    You're out of touch, learn how to relate to your teams.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good environment to develop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to develop as an individual through exposure to a wide variety of businesses

    Good development pathway and management take an interest in helping you improve

    Cons

    A company going through changes so some confusion with a few small processes

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Team Client Manager"

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    Current Employee - Team Client Manager in Egham, England
    Current Employee - Team Client Manager in Egham, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good Business insight and Customer Strategy

    Cons

    lack of flexibility and the location


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Approach with a level head - Gartner can be a dream or a nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Egham, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Egham, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Gartner full-time

    Pros

    -Great Training (although you aren't flown out to the U.S like other tech companies e.g. Salesforce, SAP etc.

    -Gartner attracts young bright ambitious individuals, the caliber of colleagues at account executive/ A.M is stellar

    -Subsidized cafeteria, meals will cost around 4 pounds

    -High performing company, there's been double digit growth quarter on quarter for years now

    -If you work hard (I'll elaborate below) you can be an incredible success at a young age

    -Access to C-Level. Leveraging Gartner you get to talk to founders and leaders of tech companies about their ambitions and how you can support them

    -Exposure to elite level research on upcoming technology trends and best practices in scaling businesses

    -Steep learning curve and very fast paced. Each day you will be pushed and will develop. You won't be clock-watching at Gartner that's for sure

    -Collaborative culture. When you succeed so many people benefit i.e your recruiter, your manager, your teammates, your VP. So it's in people's best interest to see you succeed.

    -Good base and money to be made in accelerators, especially for a first job/ recent graduate

    -Paid bus from Staines station to the office and back

    Cons

    -With a high performance, comes high pressure. Make sure you're 100% set on sales otherwise this won't be the environment for you

    -How easy your life will be is significantly based on factors outside your control 1. Your Manager, 2. Your Accounts 3. Your Territory : many territories are saturated with up to 4 teams of 8 going for prospects in one country. Which doesn't sound bad until you realise you can only target company names within certain letter splits e.g. D-I

    -People can be fired within weeks of the training academy.

    -Those who do well at the start can be seen in the office at 7:30am and out the office at 7:30pm. Time goes to looking for prospects (see territory comment above) and preparing for calls. As you get better however this does reduce.

    There are some very bright people who "get it" right away and don't have to work the long hours but be honest with yourself if you think that will truly be you.

    -More tenured colleagues have the best prospects under their name and are so desensitized to new starters coming and going that they can be skeptical to help

    -Depending on your intake new starter churn is about 20 - 40% over the course of a year.

    -Your job is predominately new business. More 80 - 20% rather than the 50/50 the recruiter tells you

    -No prospecting CRM, most teams use excel sheets.

    -Very american company so only BLIND POSITIVITY IS ACCEPTED. All of the above points are completely ignored and only whispered over drinks at bars by disgruntled colleagues

    -Work can easily consume your life if you work here.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to reduce the churn (which our clients are noticing) - screen more heavily in the recruitment process and be more transparent about the job's challenges. Hiring more experienced sales staff rather than grads would also help with this.

    If you don't care about the Churn? Carry on as is - the company is doing great on paper


  10. "Smart, young people at Gartner"

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    Current Employee - Team Client Manager in Egham, England
    Current Employee - Team Client Manager in Egham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gartner full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is growing, working with a lot of smart people. Genuine team feeling.

    Cons

    Office location is Egham / Staines.

    Advice to Management

    Not been here long enough.