Gartner Employee Reviews in Stamford, CT
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One month into COVID, Gartner let go of about half of their events team. We were not told of any efforts by the company to try to keep staff employed. Folks who had been with the company for 15+ years were let go, and now all those roles are open again, and Gartner won’t even interview those former employees.This is not the place to be if you’re hoping for a company that cares about its employees. It’s not the place to be if you’re looking for diversity in leadership. It’s not the place to be if you want to feel secure in your role in the event of another pandemic. Gartner had the potential to do the right thing; they made more money during the pandemic on virtual events than they made in the year prior with live events. And they STILL let go so many hardworking, loyal associates. They should be ashamed and honestly hope the CEO loses sleep at night over the salary he kept while his former employees struggled to buy groceries.
Travel during a normal year
Cliquey teams, no diversity in leadership, no job security, no WFH flexibility for events teams
Analyst and advisor jobs are high paid call center positions. Work is primarily done independently with some small team collaboration. Performance is extremely metrics driven and employees are stack ranked. Very challenging to pursue a career path. While some managers are good, most are either the extreme of micro or macro manager. Managers have little agency to advocate for change and therefore have little ability to support team members in effecting change. A good place for a junior person to learn a lot or for a seasoned professional to pause for a while .
Wfh, focus on diversity and inclusion, great to grow a reputation with the IT industry, smart colleagues, exposure to a broad cross section of global customers
Little autonomy, DEI does not include nwurodiversity, little ability to effect change, parts of the company have extremely high turn over, poor work design
Compensation was great. Senior management to C level support was very bad. They fish in the same old client pool of about 35K clients and are afraid of new growth, and won't spend marketing dollars for growth. Petty issues pop up regularly as middle managers/directors will try to throw you under the bus in order to look good to senior/C level folks. Internal reliance upon cheap labor HB1 visa folks and poor outsourced tech are abysmal to the detriment of all. More time is spent fixing errors than advancing the business. Do work at Gartner for the experience if you can and try to last a year or two but keep your resume/cv fresh.
The management was completely inept and had no idea what direction the company was headed so your tasks changed daily. It was difficult to complete any goal, as the goals for the two departments I worked at over 2 years changed on a weekly basis. There was no sense of accomplishment because you never actually accomplished anything as your tasks and role and goals constantly changed. Over two years I has EIGHT different managers, each with new goals for the department.
Gartner is sometimes called 'the machine' inside the organization because of the regular, consistent, and defined way the roles and parts work together to produce growth and profit. While those in research jobs get the opportunity to be somewhat creative in terms of their research agenda and approach, on the whole, Gartner isn't a place for people who thrive on creativity but instead of maximizing production. For the right kind of person, this can be perfect--if you know your topics, are productive, and like the flexibility of working from home, then Gartner offers the opportunity to publish research and advise clients. There are drawbacks--if you like change, things change quite slowly in the company. And while Gartner's leaders talk a lot about growth and the need for future leaders, the actual opportunities for job growth and leadership are quite few and far between. Make sure you like the job in which you land, and you can enjoy a long, happy career at Gartner, but if you expect growth, new challenges, and career progression, this might not be the best place for you.
Gartner is a fun place to start your career. Loads to learn and a fast learning curve. You get to work with like minded yet diverse people coming from different backgrounds to problem solve on real problems and create an impact. Every individual is working on something high value to the company or high value to the clients.
Insecure upper management will push out any new employees who are innovative or have more experience than their manager
Big mistake with acquisition of CEB. Their employees are very junior and lack the skills and expertise required to represent Gardner. Their training for new employees is totally Inadequate and turnover is high. You have to play by their rules or you are out within the first 3 months. Senior level employees lack the skills needed to take Gartner to the next level requior
Even though benefits are good, life\work balance is promoted and people are awesome to work with, I noticed a high employment rotation, lots of contractors and interns in and out. Perhaps that is what makes the wheels to spin well at Gartner.
Gartner is a place that challenges you and educates you every day. Whether it be in the Research Organization or any other. This is a company of life long learners and people passionate for serving their customers. If you are looking for invaluable experience, hard work and a clear mission to follow Gartner is a place you should consider.
Position mobility and remote work
Growth of organization has created some growing pains.
I spent 4-years at Gartner and my biggest concern was the constant change of manager. I had a half a dozen bosses and this was disconcerting, because, even though I was a great employee, my work history was forgotten. I knew all aspects of my job and I was good at it. However, I had to prove it for each passing manger. This takes time which better spent becoming familiar with taking on other assignments. And Since management only knew me for a short period of time, I was unable receive references for attempting another position within the same company.
"Too many chefs spoil the soup"
Overall a great company but if you get assigned a bad account,t your career at the firm will have a short shelf life. I was assigned a problematic account and I later found out that there were 6 people in my role in 7 years. Gartner is a great place if only you have good accounts.
Work life balance
Revolving door if you get assigned a bad account
Smart, well educated coworkers. I have learned a lot from leadership. Paid time off is generous, and you’re encouraged to take it. While there is definitely work/life flexibility, the volume of work is high. I don’t enjoy navigating through the internal politics, and I don’t believe the pay is competitive.
When you work as an analyst at Gartner, you'll be focused on specific technologies. That can be great, but if you're attempting to cover a new area or service a smaller technology area it can be challenging to meet your metrics for readership. Strong culture of performance and collaboration, good teamwork, and many opportunities for travel and growth.
Overall Gartner is a very friendly work environment that emphasizes free thinking but at the same time expects personal accountability. What makes Gartner special is the people that work there and their commitment to excellence and upholding the Gartner brand.