Gartner Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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  • "They completely understand how to help individuals balance a work/life balance(in 409 reviews)

  • "Employee friendly work environment(in 179 reviews)

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  • "Work-Life balance is highly variable(in 143 reviews)

  • "Middle management is super duper fat(in 83 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      It's always what you make of it

      Jul 31, 2019 - Sales in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance Job growth opportunities all over the place Good people Great benefits

      Cons

      All territories are not created equal

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent

      Dec 23, 2020 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Great work life balance and work ethic is also good

      Cons

      Strenuous at times and slow career progression

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good to learn, not good to grow

      Nov 9, 2020 - Account Executive (MSE) in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - The place is great to learn new things,and make your first career steps - Gartner has a good work-life balance and offers the freedom to experience new things - The targets are reasonable and unlimited accelerators allow for a high earning potential

      Cons

      - Gartner's middle management is (very) weak; top-performers are promoted based on sales merit, not on managerial potential - The culture at Gartner is very focused on results, which can be a good thing.. at times, it leads to a toxic working culture - There is a very high turnover in terms of people

      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good entry-level career, terrible long term

      Nov 5, 2020 - Conference Sales Executive in Egham, England, England
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      Pros

      Work-life balance is one of the best: I usually do not need to do any over time and can still hit the designated metrics Culture is very fractured and unique based upon teams - the company has purchased several companies over the last few years and has struggled to assimilate everyone and the different business units together effectively. This often creates a lot of politics and tension among the different touchpoints in client-facing roles They do reward overachievement well: there are two quarterly bonuses (up to $5k each) and a big ceremonial holiday exclusively for top achievers once a year Dealt with COVID very well and empathetically: revisited KPIs after repositioning physical conferences into virtual conferences with the goal for everyone to earn OTE despite revenues being down for the company

      Cons

      - Sold on false promises and narratives regarding promotion, it took some top achievers 2-3 years of quota overachievement to finally get promoted to just a 'Senior' role. They will only promote you if there is a 'growth space', meaning if the team grows enough to allow for a senior spot. This is very demotivating when you are an individual contributor and cannot do much about the growth of the entire business. If you look at most of top/mid-management, they've spent at least 10 years at the company - usually 20 years just to climb up two layers! Conferences encourage you to collaborate with internal partners to close deals but those same internal partners often treat you like crap or ignore you, this is because they sell the big ticket items and they are more important in the eyes of Gartner. High attrition rate due to the overambitious quotas which are usually $1m+. Every year territory sizes shrink, you have to give your good accounts away to new hires and are still expected to deliver the same sorts of numbers, so the top billers effectively get stung for doing good work As an IT company, I do question whether management ever practice what we preach to clients - we are still using Excel as a CRM platform of 50-60k clients and do not have real-time view into some pretty important things like who is a client, who is the internal research partners for a specific account etc. This creates a lot of disorder and damages the brand. You're often fighting to get meetings in a very small finite pool with AEs too. Company are cheap when it comes to compensation, only way to get a good salary increase is to either change business units or to be promoted (which happen once in a blue moon). Max you can get as a salary boost is 8%, but this is for exclusively the very very best at the job Culture is very canned and Americanised, feels like other regions are a complete afterthought and not really valued, management continuously create cringe abbreviations and phrases that are uninspiring and inauthentic

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Needs to work on culture

      Oct 30, 2020 - Client Partner in Egham, England, England
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      Pros

      Great solution offering for clients People are really talented

      Cons

      The work culture is not great. Work-life balance sucks. Mid Management is not competent Cross-team communication is bad Lot of politics at management level Career path not clearly defined Employees lack the motivation to give their best

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Account Manager

      Oct 16, 2020 - Account Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Training & money if you perform well

      Cons

      Young manager & low work life balance levels

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      great learning

      Aug 25, 2020 - Business Development Manager in Staines, England, England
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      Pros

      great brand, learning and work life balance

      Cons

      only recruit management internally so lack of management talent

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Conference division treated like second class team to rest of business

      May 31, 2020 - Conference Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good people, strong support system between colleagues at peer level Some opportunities to move between teams as skillset is largely transferable Amazing travel opportunities (pre covid) and world class event delivery Good company benefits and onsite gym

      Cons

      Actions speak louder than words - corporate mgmt cut staff pay and benefits, before layoff of 50% of worldwide conference division, yet no cuts made by CEO and operating committee to their own $multimillion salaries to protect the staff. Multibillion $ company and publicly it's all about the people, but the reality is far different. Company has made many redundancies and offered a poor package to those in Conferences. Despite the pandemic, payouts to conference team are less than half those given to other divisions. Same for airline travel classes – the business class travel policy does not apply to anyone in conference team and you travel in coach regardless of flight time. Work/life balance is awful. Flexible working is frowned upon due to dated personal opinions by US-heavy management team. Gartner operates a ratings-based professional development approach, but promotions are often down to significant favoritism and there is no clear progression path. Goalposts change constantly, or just disappear completely.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      American Senior Leaders ruined the Culture

      Jun 3, 2020 - Area Manager in Egham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great career progression Fantastic culture Good incentives

      Cons

      Having US senior leaders trying to take control and not understand culture differences Bad work/life balance - too much is expected

      3 people found this review helpful
    11. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      3 years

      Apr 27, 2020 - Recruiting Coordinator in Egham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Met some great people along the way, learnt a lot professionally and personally. Reasonable benefits.

      Cons

      Micro management, heavy politics, clicky, false support, should have left after 2 years, not great work life balance and not very dynamic

      9 people found this review helpful
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