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Good first job, not much room for growth

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Gartner is a large company with a strong track record of success. They didn’t cut many jobs during covid, and in general are fairly well run. The people are very nice and smart. Where the company lacks is compensation and promotion at lower levels. There is a lot of middle management and the promotion timeline is long. Additionally, gartner pays less than consulting despite being pretty similar to it.

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Work life, people

Cons

Pay, promotion
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Ability to work remotely is a plus but company culture fosters success mostly for white men

Had the ability to work remotely most days, but didn't do much for work/life balance as you're regularly on calls before 8am and up finishing work late into the evenings. Fake and intense corporate culture, requiring regular demonstrations of ones dedication and love for the company by doing extracurricular internal activities on top of the amount of client work you already had. Little opportunities for advancement especially for women and minorities with a toxic alpha-male culture that is pervasive in consulting. Expect to do a LOT of work outside of your regular client tasks and be penalized if you still don't meet your utilization numbers.

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remote work full-time

Cons

fake and toxic workplace culture, little work/life balance, little room for advancement
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Pockets of excellence -- but lots of frustrating red tape

I was lucky to work in a pocket of productive and awesome people, and I had a generally great work experience. Unfortunately, I think there are a lot of teams that are not as fun or interesting to work in, and everyone's work is susceptible to major slow downs by a lot of bureaucracy and red tape. Sometimes things feel arbitrarily hierarchical. The compensation definitely needs to be re-calibrated, too.
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Exciting Company

Gartner is a growth minded company with strong data to back that up. They are continuously investing in employees as well as improving their services to clients.
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Great Company -- But Challenges Succeeding

In general, a great company. However, Gartner wants to quantify success. This is not always possible. I struggled to meet metrics entirely out of my control. The metrics in my control, I was the best in my organization. However, the former made the difference. I lost my job, even though others performed worse than me.
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Very negative company culture but with good pay

I worked in administration and event planning at Gartner for about a year. This opportunity offered me a very good starting pay rate, but I found that employees were very much undermined and were treated with such an attitude that any small talk had to be done through email (I.E complete silence was encouraged but listening to music through headphones was not). Instead of managers coming to you offering advice or feedback, it was told through rumors that eventually trickled to you. When that happens, you often don't know what you were doing wrong for some time. I would recommend this job to someone who is just starting out, but would not recommend it to anyone who is trying to network or try for a promotion as it is very difficult.
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Collaborative & Strong Processes

Gartner has the sales organization at the center of the company culture. It is a formal culture that values integrity and consistent hard work. The pay is less than other organizations, but carries a great brand name in the market, making it a great place to work.

Pros

Remote work, stable & growing company

Cons

Poor management in segments, internal metrics get in the way of delivering value to the client
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Quiet and peaceful, but challenging

Working as a contractor at Gartner has been one of the best experience of my life. A beautiful and modern building, located in Arlington VA, with a nice view (from the 19th floor), where I could enjoy the sunlight and move to different places like a focus room (for more privacy), the cafeteria or just stay at my desk. My manager was very friendly, an easy-going person, very professional and high-detailed oriented person. The types of equipment like the MacBook, two extra monitors, and the standing desk, were all modern. Constant communication with the analysts was required. I could tell that all of them were very serious and responsible for their duties. They were very responsive and always ready to collaborate with their feedbacks for the PowerPoint presentations.

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Modern technology, free coffee, excellent environment, friendly people

Cons

Contract can end sooner than expected
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BI Developer and DBA

I love working at Gartner. It is one of the best company in the world and I am proud of them. The work environment in the Gartner is one of the best.
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Great Culture with Growth Mindset

Gartner is a great place to begin a career. They invest in their associates by providing them formalized training from day-one. The company is focused on growth so like a lot of growth companies, sales is at the center of everything that they do. Would recommend for a sales role.
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Sales

Great sales program. Management can get bureacratic though making hard to move up. Culture was not too bad. If you work hard and are likeable by management you will do well.
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Business Development Intern

Gartner was a great experience. I received professional training that prepared me for the position I was in as well as received one on one training with a employee in that position as well.
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Great benefits

Great benefits and flexibility working from home; not too much travel compared to other consultant work Good about elevating from within but still follow the traditional path of every 2 years = promotion instead of based rewarding high performers
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Great Culture, bit Possibly Too Diriven by Unreasonable Metrics

Great culture, but driven by unreasonable metrics. I expect future challeges, at least in the role I am in. I expect continued great results for the company, at the cost of employee work-life balance.

Pros

focus on doing the right thing

Cons

Management has lost touch with what's needed to do the right thing.
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Growing Pains

Huge growth happening at Gartner due to acquisition of CEB, but that has led to a lot of growing pains that they are trying to figure out, but it's going to take a while to get there.
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Good company to work for

A company with strong values such as spirit of generosity, etc. Decent compensation package and benefit. Smart and nice staff to work with Emphasis on community contricution
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Well managed company!

Gartner is an excellent place to work and has nicely integrated the best of CEB (quality research, smart people) with the best of Gartner (discipline around account management processes and focus on growth).
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Strong brand, room for growth, could use better management

Gartner overall is a good company, but could learn a bit from its own research on driving productivity and not slowing reps down with internal processes.
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Great place, if you’re in the right place

It’s all about working for the right manager and having the right accounts. Gartner is laser focused on its business and driving growth and the products/services do help clients make better IT-related decisions. Unfortunately, the government doesn’t always value the insight Gartner provides because of its reliance on contractors who, in many cases, understand the agency’s nuances far better than the generic Gartner analyst/SME.

Pros

You do well, you’re treated like a king/queen

Cons

You don’t do well, you’re made to feel like the worst rep ever
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Great Place to work

Great place to work if you can find a fit. Management is reluctant to allow telecommuting for back office employees. Nice people to work with and great benefits - especially PTO.

Pros

Pto

Cons

Don't work in the Back Office - underpaid and over worked
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Good then bad

I worked at the company CEB for about a year, and then for another year after we became Gartner. The position of Account Manager is disappearing, and I do not find the position of Account Executive to be a good fit for me,
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