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Good company
Web Developer (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTMay 4, 2015
• Good reputable company to work for
• Nice employees and good benefits
• The company is growing
• Different types of technology
• Nice location
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good place to work
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTApril 13, 2016
surrounded by smart and fun people.
coworkers are supportive.
salary and benefits are ok.
tough to grow up in the organization unless you have good contacts.
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Great opportunity.
Advisor/consultant (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 3, 2015
This company offers a healthy stocked kitchen and fun environment. There is opportunity for advancement of your sales career here.
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Enjoyable but very slow
Sales (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLMay 23, 2015
The work life balance is fantastic and they do a great job of reinforcing this. You'll enjoy who you work with and not feel as though your in an office dialing all day. Great learning experience for younger sales professionals, however if you have 3+ years under your belt go somewhere else. You'll get more money and have more impact.

Mid-management is average at best, with few managers being excellent. Many treat this as a "baby-sitting" job and lack true leadership/coaching. In some cases they may tell you what you are doing wrong, but fail to give a specific solution. One level above that (VPs) is stronger and why the company is still going in the right direction. You won't be closing deals on a daily/weekly basis as sales cycles take very long in most (but not all) cases. Keeping the confidence and not getting burnt out is difficult during those dry spells.

Overall, I would highly recommend this to someone who is just out of college or looking to learn sales/get their foot in the door. Other than that, go elsewhere if you have more experience/sales skills.
Pros
Work/life balance, upper management, perks, office
Cons
Mid-management
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Takes care of their employees
Executive Client Manager - Executive Programs (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLAugust 29, 2015
Gartner is a great place to work and it they know that if you take care of your employees they will work harder. The only issue is there can be too much focus on sales and too little focus on client satisfaction. This is not always the case but it is difficult to keep the proper balance.
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Smart Atmosphere, Great People and Product
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJune 30, 2014
Overall a pretty great company to work for. You go to work with very intelligent people who are energized,like to brainstorm and know how to have fun at the end of the day. This is a sales driven company and the most respected in the industry. You can make very good money in the right vertical. Gartner will give you tons of training and most of your clients open the door and know what you are selling. The Symposium is a great selling event.
Pros
great product, atmosphere and benefits
Cons
can be an unforgiving environment
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Work/life balance??
Administrative Assistant/Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTApril 10, 2012
Gartner is a culture like no other. Management tends to vary depending on which area you work in. Co-workers are nice but standoffish. Working remotely is the norm there so people are not always in the office. The most enjoyable part of the job was the ability to work from home. The hardest, dealing with some of the management.
Pros
ability to work from home, great vacation time. salary decent
Cons
some management
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Great Company
Global Events & Branding Manager (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTAugust 23, 2015
Cant say enough good things about working for Gartner. Room to grow, they encourage learning and development, and work culture is incredible
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Gartner
Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTFebruary 19, 2012
The culture for the company is good and the people are nice but there is poor management in the IT department. There is also little room for advancement in most groups.
Pros
401k benefits, some holiday parties, bonuses are given
Cons
healthcare is bad, little room for advancement
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Management leaves something to be desired
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLOctober 15, 2014
The management in the SMB channel is terrible. People are promoted into the role after one successful sell as an AE. They have no business being a manager and no aspirations to help others. The culture has turned into a negative fueled, manipulative, lying environment. The amount of turnover is unreal. New hires are coming in by the truckloads and territories are shrinking with absolutely no adjustments to quotas or expectations. Favoritism runs rampant throughout the office. Some employees breeze through with less than average results while others go above and beyond expectations with no advancement in their career. If you can be hired on as a field account rep, that may be okay, but as for the Ft Myers channel, I would think twice.
Cons
management, favoritism, negativity
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High Stress Environment
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLSeptember 28, 2015
For those right out of college this is a great experience. If you have work experience and a mind of your own it will not work out. You have to be a robot and just do what you are told without question.
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Great place to Grow, then Go
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLJuly 20, 2015
A great place to start your career. The training is there and they give you a lot of responsibility off that bat. The challenge is what's next... very few options in terms of what comes after this role.
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Federal organization is in turmoil
Sr. Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAOctober 18, 2012
Extremely high attrition due to poor manage and clueless about Federal market. SOA Federal organization has consistently missed their plan since 2010. Manage by intimidation. Poor pay. A lot of promises about exceeding plan which are not true.
Pros
benefits are good
Cons
horrible management
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Good if you have a good manager, otherwise too heavy on metrics
Director, Business Development (Current Employee) –  BostonJune 4, 2014
Gartner is light on benefits. It can be rewarding if you have a good manager but they have too many managers and you will be micro managed unless you get lucky and have a competent and secure leader. Kind of a cult mentality and a lot of nepotism.
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Talented Associates and Management
Intern (Former Employee) –  北京市, C22July 29, 2015
Great environment to learn new skills and try new projects. They encourage your growth and independence. Very progressive company.
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Great benefits, PTO , compensation
Associate Client Partner (Current Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLJuly 2, 2014
Great benefits, PTO , compensation. Nice place to work. CP role is great for a self starter . Gives you room to grow and learn.
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Drastic Culture Shift
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLMay 6, 2015
At one point in this company you were thought of as an individual, and treated like a member of a start up, but now you're just another replaceable member of corporate America.
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Great Place to Work if in Right Position
Executive Client Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLSeptember 29, 2014
I worked in Gartner's Executive Programs (EXP) supporting our Tier1 members, C-Level executives. Helped them make day to day business and technology decisions to match the companies KPIs.

I learned that C-Level executives have to be both business and digital savvy, not "technology" but digital savvy to be a good leader.

Management in EXP is exceptional. The best part is they trust the employee to do the right thing. No one looking over your shoulder. However most people in EXP are already polished professionals and some are even former Gartner members which makes it easy.

Hardest part of the job for EXP is to engage the un-engaged members. Meaning sales has sold them a membership and it is up to EXP to manage that relationship. Sometimes the membership level does not match the persons ability in the company.

Most enjoyable part of the job is when you get the affirmation from the executive like "you just made my day, this is the information I needed most, this will help us a lot."
Pros
get to interact with world business leaders, travel, lots of training ans education from top 3rd party companies such as box of crayons, etc.
Cons
hard work, sales based, renewals are a big part of your performance
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Great company, great people,
Senior Client Director (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 4, 2015
Gartner is a great place to work and is a definitive leader in the industry with excellent products and services.

There are excellent bonuses and perks.
Pros
industry leader, great access into top accounts
Cons
value to the customer suffers with larger, more sophisticated customers
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Research Strategy & Operations (Vendor Briefings Contractor
Vendor Briefings Contractor (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTJanuary 22, 2015
 Currently providing research assistance to our general inquiry team.
 Processing request from our corporate clients.
 Evaluating the nature of the request, and handing it off to the proper team.
 Internally updating different branches within Gartner.
 I work extremely well independently via my personal computer
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